RealSports Tennis 11-19-82
This is a rather interesting version
of RS Tennis as it has a different name. It appears that
Atari was toying around with calling the game The Atari Open
rather than RealSports Tennis. Atari also considered getting
the endorsement of celebrity tennis player Vic Braden at one point
in development, but those plans never materialized. Other
than the different name on the splash screen, the game is pretty
much the same. There are a few minor differences however.
According to the programmer, he had to
dumb down the AI a bit to squeeze all the code into 16K for the
finished version. This version may contain his better AI
code (we're still looking into it).
|The splash screen says The Atari Open
|There is no player name entry and
nothing is displayed next to the score
|The hidden four player 'Sean Special'
mode is not present
|The computer AI may
play a bit better