Year: 1985
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Sports – Tennis

I believe that, since my childhood, there has been not only a general tendency to make games easier (which is super-good) but also a dumbing down of expectations. Players were once required to control every aspect of the game’s interaction, whereas now there exist a good many games that take parts that would have once fell out of the player’s purview out of their hands. Take, for example, the Nintendo version of Tennis vs. the analogous Wii Sports subgame.

Tennis Title Screen
I could have just reviewed Tennis, but that would almost certainly be less interesting.

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