- Activision Tennis
title = Activision Tennis
designer = Alan Miller
genre = Sports
media = Cartridge
"Activision Tennis" is a 1981
Atari 2600 video gameby Activision. It was one of a series of sports games by Activision, which also included 1980's " Activision Boxing". "Activision Tennis" was designed by Activision co-founder, Alan Miller.
"Activision Tennis" is played for one set of games, in which the first player to win six games won the competition, unlike real life
tennis, where competitors have to win, at least, two out of three six game sets.
One of the players on the screen appears in
pink; the other one in blue. Most of tennis' rules applied to this game, except that there are no out of bounds shots. Shots that hit the lines were always considered inbound shots. Due to technical limitations ( low resolution), the tennis ball appears as a block instead of a sphere.
Both "Activision Tennis" and "Activision Boxing" have been re-released in specially made video controllers, which usually contain packs of five or six games each.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.