I didn't really know what to expect from Sega Superstars Tennis for DS. But once I began playing it, I was really liking the experience, as it was hardly any different from the console versions. Sure, there are some minor changes here and there, but it's pretty much Sega Superstars Tennis on the go! And no changes harmed the gameplay, either.
Sure, there's your average Single and Multiplayer tennis matches and randomly arranged tournaments, but what makes the game truly shine out from other tennis video games is the minigame collection inside.
The minigames are the highlights, mainly because that's what the game lives on top of. You get games based off of Sonic, Jet Set Radio, Super Monkey Ball, Virtua Squad (aka Virtua Cop), Space Harrier, etc. The games are actually pretty faithful, considering the tennis-like gameplay.
Space Harrier is a lot like the arcade classic itself: You shoot off enemies, and eventually, a dragon comes as a little boss.
Virtua Squad is also a lot like its original version. You shoot down the cardboard bad guys that pop up.
Puyo Pop Fever is originally a puzzle game, but whatever blob you hit pops, so there's nothing to strategic you must learn. BUT there's a catch still: If you don't pop them too soon, they will turn into stone.
Sonic the Hedgehog is Sonic at its most basic: You run around collecting rings while dodging robots' projectiles. There are also computer monitors to break for shields or more rings, but that's all there is to it.
Of course, there are more games, but I'm just giving you an idea of what a few of these are like. If these descriptions aren't sounding very convincing, then let me tell you this: They are just as addicting and fun as arcade games, if not what they are supposed to represent.
Luckily for all of us, this game can be found for a really cheap price (Under $10 or maybe even less than $5), no matter what system you're buying it for. Whenever I take out this game, I would really just go for the minigames. They are that fun. At least the actual tennis gameplay is still a hoot.