| SIMS Co., Ltd.|
Sports game (Tennis)
| NA: 1994
Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
Tennis games, Other games
ATP Tour Championship Tennis is a tennis videogame released by Sega in 1994.
ATP Tour Championship Tennis Wikipedia
The main mode of the game, starts with the user creating a player and customizing attributes such as birth date, nationality, height, weight, and gameplay-related such as making the player right or left-handed, and choosing two moves for backhand and forehand each. Once the game starts, the user is placed at the bottom of the rankings, and can choose to participate in the following ATP tournaments: Newsweek Champions Cup – Indian Wells – Hard
The Lipton Championships – Miami – Hard
Japan Open – Tokyo – Hard
Monte Carlo Open – Monte Carlo – Clay
German Open – Hamburg – Clay
Italian Open – Rome – Clay
Canadian Open Tennis Championships – Montréal/Toronto – Hard
Thriftway ATP Championship – Cincinnati – Hard
Stockholm Open – Stockholm – Carpet
Paris Open – Paris – Carpet
IBM/ATP Tour World Championships – Frankfurt – Carpet
In this mode, the player can select from a variety of combinations, ranging from a singles game against the computer, another person or just watch, up to a doubles game with four players at the same time.Exhibition Tournament
The player can create a singles tournament, customizing parameters such as the length of matches, and choose between four kinds of surfaces (clay, hard, carpet and grass).ATP Senior Tour
Consists of a single-elimination tournament with eight retired ATP players participating.
A total of 40 licensed ATP tennis players are featured in the game, with 32 active (at the time) and 8 retired legends:
Legends Rod Laver
GamePro stated in their review that "ATP scores a decisive win over EA's recent IMG International Tennis Tour." They particularly praised the game's numerous options, solid controls, and adjustable difficulty, though they did criticize that the scaling of the ball "sometimes distracts you more than it helps you." A reviewer for Next Generation applauded the game's originality, commenting that "The usual Pong feel of previous tennis games is still all here, but the ability to lob a pass, drill a passing shot, cut the ball, and nail 100 mph serves on the chalk, makes this absolutely the best Genesis tennis product to date." Additionally complimenting the highly challenging AI and accessible gameplay, he gave it four out of five stars.