|Sega Superstars Tennis|
Sega Superstars Tennis' is a Wii and Nintendo DS video game developed by Sumo Digital (Virtua Tennis 3) and published by Sega. It is a tennis video game that stars a cast of Sega characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog, NiGHTS, Aiai, and various others.
The game is a traditional game of tennis, with the player choosing whether to play singles or doubles. The amount of games and sets are chosen on the game setup menu. The stage is also selected from that menu. During the court overview before the game starts, the player can choose the track played during the game. While the 360 and PS3 versions use the analog sticks and ABXY buttons, the Wii uses multiple different play modes. The player can either swing the remote like a tennis racket, comparable to the tennis game on Wii Sports, use the nunchuck, or use the remote sideways.
Each character has one of the following specialties: speed, control, spin, power, or all round. Each character also has a special ability such as Sonic's Super Sonic ability, which can be occasionally summoned during a match.
Planet Superstars is an adventure mode featuring various minigames and challenges. These challenges must be completed in a specific order. Some challenges provide unlockables such as music tracks, courts, characters, or other minigame worlds.
- Sonic- from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Tails- from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Dr. Eggman- from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Shadow- from Sonic Adventure 2 Battle / Shadow the Hedgehog
- Amy Rose - from Sonic CD/ Sonic Adventure
- Alex Kidd- from Alex Kidd
- Gilius- from Golden Axe
- Beat from Jet Set Radio
- Gum- from Jet Set Radio
- Ulala- from Space Channel 5
- Pudding- from Space Channel 5
- Reala- from NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
- NiGHTS- from NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
- Amigo from Samba de Amigo
- Aiai from Super Monkey Ball
- Meemee from Super Monkey Ball
Other Games Referenced
The game was welcomed to average grades from critics, with the Wii version having the best rating of all versions (which includes the PS3, 360, and PS2) according to Game Rankings. The Wii version was criticized for lack of online play. Some players have criticized the omission of Knuckles from the game.