NES launch title Tennis is this week’s Arcade Archives release

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Publisher Hamster is heading back to the dawning days of the Nintendo Entertainment System for this week’s Arcade Archives release, as the Vs. System edition of Tennis is now available to download on Nintendo Switch.

Originally released as a launch title for the North American and European edition of the NES in 1985, Tennis features incredibly (and understandably) simplistic over-the-net action, as one or two players rally back and forth in singles or doubles action. Tennis was added to Nintendo’s “Vs.” arcade range, appearing mostly unchanged in its coin-op form.

Vs. Tennis is available to download now on Nintendo Switch, priced at around $8. Here’s FORTY-FIVE MINUTES of action, courtesy of YouTuber Old Classic Retro Gaming.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse