No online for Sega Superstars Tennis on Wii

Derek On February 7, 2008 07.02.2008 with 12 Comments

segastripsonline.jpgIGN’s Ryan Clements posted a thorough hands-on preview today of Sega’s upcoming mascot tennis game, Sega Superstars Tennis.

In news sure to further frustrate the often overlooked Wii audience, Clements revealed that the Wii build of Superstars Tennis “doesn’t have any online play to speak of.”

The Wii version offers three control schemes selectable before the start of a match. Clements said the traditional controls are used by holding the Wii remote horizontally like an NES controller. He played extensively with the nunchuk controls to “give the motion controls a spin” and found they are not “particularly responsive” yet.

Online functionality and control schemes aside, Clements said the game is virtually the same on the PS3, 360 and Wii. Superstars Tennis offers mascot-themed courts and power shots in the vein of Nintendo’s Mario Tennis series. Players begin with eight available Sega characters with eight more unlockable “surprises.”

Sega Superstars Tennis is scheduled to release and perpetuate third-party development trends on Mar. 18 in North America.

12 Responses to “No online for Sega Superstars Tennis on Wii”

  1. DonWii says:

    This was confirmed when the game was revealed…
    2/10.

  2. johnnymilkshark says:

    Wasn’t planning on buying it in the first place!

  3. KillerHeroes says:

    What else is new?

  4. elmer says:

    Generally I’ve given up on Sega ever giving Wii owners love.

  5. daverage says:

    No online, no thanks. I have no friends in real life so whats the point!

  6. ResidentialEvil says:

    Wasn’t going to buy it anyway, but this just makes it that much easier.

  7. jadnice says:

    Another stupid developer not seeing the HUGE PICTURE. Wii IS NUMBER 1 WORLD WIDE…deal with it or don’t put your half ass baked games on it.

  8. Dustin says:

    I’m not a big time online play person but if a person is going to bother to put out a Tennis game for the Wii, it has to be better than what comes in the box by a good margin. Online play would be one thing that would set Wii Sports and this game apart enough that I’d consider getting it.

  9. wii wii says:

    1 – “Clements revealed that the Wii build of Superstars Tennis “doesn’t have any online play to speak of.”” …… BOOOOOO !
    2- Clements said the game is virtually the same on the PS3, 360 and Wii.” ………….. So WHY buy the Wii version if it is virtually the same, WITHOUT online?
    3-”He played extensively with the nunchuk controls to “give the motion controls a spin” and found they are not “particularly responsive” yet.” ………. Another port, another poor motion control result.

    Poor 3rd party support here….again =(

    Oh well, I bought my Wii for 1st party and my 360 for everything else, I guess.

  10. vakerorokero says:

    no motion controls.
    no online.
    will go in every console.
    WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT.

    And they wonder why Sonic isn’t the same BIG IP it was 15 years ago… again, why are you even covering this game ?

  11. Paul says:

    This constant “no multiplayer” is beginning to kill me.

  12. Wii Repair says:

    Nintendo should make multi-player a requirement when developers sign up to make games.

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