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Power Smash 3 - Sega Professional Tennis

Arcade Video game published 17 years ago by SEGA Corp.

Listed in MAME

Power Smash 3 - Sega Professional Tennis screenshot

Power Smash 3 - Sega Professional Tennis © 2007 Sega Enterprises, Limited.

The 3rd game in the series offers more realistc graphics and gameplay. Power Smash 3 features the top players in the world from men's professional tennis, including four time Wimbledon champ, Roger Federer, along with Tim Henman, James Blake, Taylor Dent, Rafael Nadal and US favorite Andy Roddick.

The format of the game sends players on a global tour to the Men's Single and Double Championships on some of the most famous courts in the world from France, US, Australia, and Germany.

Players can also select from a list of 8 play styles, such as play base' line, serve and volley' and offensive.' For the novice player, the game features a series of training and practice sessions. In these modes, Power Smash 3 coaches the player giving practice instructions and goals, such as performing six forehands, followed by six backhands, followed by a smash volley.

TECHNICAL

Sega Lindbergh Hardware

CPU : Intel Pentium 4 3.0G HT (800Mhz FSB - 1MB L2 Cache)
GFX : NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series GPU
GFX Memory : 256MB (256 bit GDDR3)
OS : Montavista Linux
GFX Capabilities : Vertex Shader 3.0, Pixel Shader 3.0
Audio : 3D audio synthesizer chip onboard, possible to have 64 sounds playing simultaneously, 5.1 surround output.
Video output: One analog D-Sub, Two Digital DVI outputs.
Display : Single or dual monitor support. Can output the same picture to each monitor or different pictures on each monitor, the resolution for each of the 2 monitors can also be different.
Sound output: The two front speakers have RCA connectors, SPDIF for full surround.
Resolution : HDTV (High Definition)
RAM : 1024MB 184pin DDR SD-RAM PC3200 (2x 512MB DDR 400 sticks)
LAN : 10/100/1000 TBase Gigabit Network
Other : DVD Drive Support, USB2.0 (x4) - Sega ALL.NET online support.
Connector Format : JVS
Protection : High Spec original security module.

TRIVIA

Released in April 2006 in Japan.

This game is known outside Japan as "Virtua Tennis 3 - Sega Professional Tennis".

SERIES

1. Power Smash - Sega Professional Tennis (1999)
2. Power Smash 2 - Sega Professional Tennis (2001)
3. Power Smash 3 - Sega Professional Tennis (2006)
4. Power Smash 4 - Sega Professional Tennis (PS3, XBox 360, 2011)

SOURCES

Game's ROM.
Official website; http://powersmash3.sega.jp