It took longer than I expected, but Sega has finally figured out that it has a bunch of beloved characters that can be crammed into a single sports game for the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation 2. Yes, it's the same formula that Nintendo has down to a science, but instead of Mario and Yoshi lobbing serves back and forth we're treated to the antics of characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Aiai, NiGHTS, Ulala, Alex Kidd, and many other classic Sega creations. Prepare yourself for Sega Superstars Tennis!
Exhibition mode offers the chance to challenge Sonic, or the character or your choice, to a match on one of many courts, including Sonic’s home court of Green Hill Zone, or Amigo’s Carnival Park court. Wherever you play there will be a host of Sega celebrities cheering you on from courtside and by partaking in crazy doubles matches with your choice of partner, you could end up playing against some pretty unusual couples! Prove your Sega hero is the shining star of Sega Superstars Tennis by collecting silverware in the Tournament Mode.
I have to admit that my interest is piqued. Sega has so many memorable franchises that I'm really surprised that it's taken this long to get them all into the same game. Check out this trailer to see some of the all-stars show off and mug for the camera. The Mario Tennis vibe is strong with this one.