July 09, 1990 12:00 PM


A one-, two-or four-player Nintendo version of beach volleyball, this game strikes a fairly realistic variation on the actual sport as it might be executed by four players who can all jump like Michael Jordan.

Players are represented by volley-bailers with various skills—”Al and John” are called “former soldiers [who] have a lot of power but have poor defensive technique and are pretty slow.”

The two-player function—two humans against the computer—allows for more real teamwork than most Nintendo games, and it’s tough enough to challenge most nonobsessed videogame fanatics. (Nintendo, $39.95)

(T.N. says, “This game is just too simple.”)

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