The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Tennis is a sport involving a racket and a fluorescent yellow rubber ball. While many great games wouldn't be released until far later into it's life-cycle, for today let's take a look at the best the Dreamcast offered in 1999. Before EA got to hog the NFL license, there used to be an overabundance of creative football games that were even fun to the non-sports fan. The Sega Dreamcast was a bit of a sleeper hit among the consoles, and while it never achieved the heights of others, it had some great launch games. Yes, EA Sports was in the business of making tennis games. The Dreamcast is a perfect example of a console that had relatively low commercial success, but a huge underground following after its death. While Monaco Grand Prix 2 was far from the household name that those aforementioned racers were, it was one of the best of it's type at the time. It doesn't quite measure up to other franchises like Virtua Tennis and Top Spin, but that won't stop many from picking up this tennis classic. Super Tennis is one of our favorite tennis games because of the amount of polish for its time. Don't feel alone if you hadn't heard about two out of three of these consoles. 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Retro gaming is appealing for a variety of reasons. RELATED: 10 Hidden Gems On The Nintendo DS and 3DS. RELATED: 10 Best Nintendo Sports Games, Ranked. You'll be skrting all over the place as you kick up water and smash into the completion. Tennis has never looked so realistic in a simulation game. One of which is because winning can be more rewarding. RELATED: The 100 Best Sega Genesis Games. Puyo Pop Fever was only released on the Dreamcast in Japan and, more importantly, debuted years after... 5 Sonic Adventure. It's the fun of Punch-Out meets the wackiness and fighting mechanics of Ultimate Muscle. Isaiah McCall is a junior at Ramapo College of New Jersey and is a Communication Arts major with a concentration in Journalism. A classic game riddled with problems. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Soulcalibur. You're on a boat... yup that's all it takes to shake up the formula. It's still one of the most iconic games of the late-90's and has some badass sequences like outrunning a whale. You might think that Pong was the first game, but Tennis for Two released years before that. Although it's possible to get most of the grand slams, many of the smaller events are left out. Virtua Tennis is a masterclass, but where so many failed, Top Spin surpassed Virtua Tennis by having an awe-inspiring career mode. So what makes this different than those rigid arcade racers? Though the Dreamcast was ahead of its time with built-in online functionality and fantastic games, a combination of Sony’s PlayStation 2 and all of their prior losses led to failure and to their downfall. It was a party-must have if you owned a Dreamcast and it probably could've competed with a game like Smash if it was released on a more popular console. Its catalog of games made the decision to hold onto the console an easy one. Welcome to Retro-Sanctuary's Top 100 Best Dreamcast games. NEXT: The 10 Best SEGA Games of The Last Decade, Ranked (According To Metacritic). The gameplay mechanics work well, which is why this is a notable entry in the Mario Tennis series. Sure all you kids know Madden, but what do you know about 2K Football? It also had a story that cemented it as a standout in a gene that is plagued with clones and rip-offs. For most Sonic fans Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 are the holy grail of the 3D games. We aim to represent the best of all genre's, we try to limit the number of sequels included to allow more underrated games to shine, and also tend to avoid games that have been ported from earlier systems that don't use the hardware to its full potential. Madden was forced to step up it's game once 2K dropped on the scene and it was heated competition all the way until the NFL gave the license to EA in 2004, leading to the stagnation we see today in football games. While the console ultimately failed thanks to the massive successes of the far superior PlayStation 2, the Dreamcast had featured some legendary games with it's dying breaths. It may not look the prettiest in 2020, but boy is it still a heck of a lot of fun. Join us as we count down the 50 greatest Dreamcast games. Licensing tennis games that contain venues around the world can be complicated. Trickstyle. The graphics were some of the best any had seen and the game play was tiiiiight -- it almost felt more real than watching football itself. Naive, passionate, and modest. The screen was a mere five inches, but the appeal of playing the first video game ever was limitless. Retro games like Super Tennis came with an instruction manual. Even in the early days of the series, gamers knew that this was something special. The game is simple -- a zombie pops up -- you shoot it. The Sega Dreamcast may have kicked off the Virtua Tennis franchise, but Virtua Tennis 3 was a significant improvement over the first.