Tennis Elbow 2013 Now Available For Linux

Posted by lordpenguin on Apr 19, 2013 10:16 PM EDT
The Powerbase; By Dean Howell
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If you’ve ever woken up in the morning with a hankering for a Tennis simulation on Linux, you’ve certainly been disappointed each time. Until now, the only simulation we’ve ever heard of — and the only one Google has ever heard of — is Free Tennis.

Free Tennis has not been updated since 2005, while I’ve not seen any complaints about it, it does leave a lot to be desired in the graphics department. Players looking to whack a can-opener or a flat-liner against the opposition will instantly be disappointed by the 1995-era Sega Sports style presentation. Players square-off on a rotating rectangle and perform their best moves as a series of sprite animations.

Enter Tennis Elbow 2013. Like most indie applications, its name is punny, light hearted and should not be taken seriously. Though thankfully, the graphics make a turn for the better and take on more of a Dreamcast Sega-Sports feel –think Tennis 2K2.

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