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To be this good takes AGES in SEGA Superstars Tennis

To be this good takes AGES427 (60)

Complete all Challenges in all SEGA games (Rank AAA)

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Achievement Guide for To be this good takes AGES

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Achievement won on 06 Mar 11
TA Score for this game: 2,479
Posted on 07 March 11 at 10:37, Edited on 15 September 12 at 06:42
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drabik recorded every AAA mission and passed is successfully, it's on youtube. Here is a link to his playlist:
He also wrote the Walkthrough here on TA, to which I might add that it's totally awesome, check it out: SEGA Superstars Tennis Walkthrough

Now for the guide

I'm writing this guide because the other solutions only mention Alex Kidd as the hardest mission, which isn't true. There are like 5-10 missions that are hard, the rest should be a walk in the park. Let me try to help you on some of the hardest ones.

Character Guide

On every mission where good ball placement is needed, pick a control character like Ulala. These missions include almost all jet set radio ones, Monkey ball, Chu Chu Rocket, most of Curien Mansion and Puyopuyo.

On every mission where speed is needed pick Sonic or Beat, I would suggest Sonic. These are the missions where you need to avoid stuff. Run for the cops on JSR, run for the zombies at the Curien Mansion. Almost all the Sonic missions where you need to collect the rings and most of the Space Harrier missions.

Every normal Tennis game should be played with Eggman. He has great power and his superstars attack is really lame hehe.


Basically there are 3 characters which can be hard to beat, in no special order those are Sonic, Alex Kidd and Reala. To get an AAA ranking you need a shut out against all characters in the tournament. A shut out is when the opponent doesn't score any points. If you fail on the second opponent you can just retry, you don't have to re-start the whole tournament. Just every time the AI scores a point, restart.


When serving you should always aim for the outside of the court, the more the better. You will get some Aces, and if the AI returns the ball, most of the time it's awful and should allow you to score.

When the AI is serving, always return the ball to the opposite side he's serving from. This will make him return poorly and you can be on the attacking side. Now just hit the ball from one side of the court to the other so the AI has to run left and right. Then hit X+A and again to the opposite side the AI is standing. This will create a dropshot and the AI will have a hard time returning it. Now just hit the ball hard into the opposite direction again and you should score.

If the AI is on the upper hand and making you run for every ball keep returning with X+A. The ball will go slow and eventually you'll be on the attacking side again.

Using this method you will find Alex Kidd is probably the easiest of the 3. Sonic gave me the most trouble and Reala is just simply annoying due the fact he's always standing close to the net. When he does that, don't try to lob {A+X} because he'll simply smash the ball and you don't want that.

It has come to my attention that some people are reporting that the AI spikes in difficulty when you need to score the last Championship point. It might be a good idea to save your Superstar power for this last point. I will say again, pick Dr. Eggman, his superstar power is so cheap and easy !

Jet Set Radio

Important note: The Ulala and Eggman tag are the worst. If you get 1 of those the AAA is still possible. If you get them both, or one of them twice then restart the mission because it'll be impossible.

Use a control character, I used Ulala.

These 3 are by far the most frustrating, annoying and hardest missions in the game.

Tag Attack.
There are 3 of them, basically easy, normal and hard. You shouldn't have too much trouble with the easy and normal one. The hard one ( which is called Expert ) is a real bitch. The problem with this mission is that you are completely handed over to the game and you need to be lucky with what the game throws at you. The tags are random and that's the biggest problem. Now keep restarting the mission until the starting tag is fairly easy. With easy I mean 3 or 4 letters. Now you just have to be lucky Combo is giving you the right spray-cans every time, sometimes you just won't be able to AAA this mission due the fact you're getting the wrong or double spray cans. This is the hardest mission in the game ! Mostly because it doesn't take skill ( well a bit, you still need to aim ) but the luck factor is just to big. You need to complete 6 tags.

Hit Combo.
This is the mission where Combo ( the big guy with a ghetto blaster on his shoulders ) is grinding over the net. According to a lot of people this is the hardest mission in the game, but that's not true. Keep in mind that Combo has 3 speeds ( slow, middle and fast ) and when he's skating on the roof before he jumps on the net you can tell how fast he's going. Do note that the middle speed looks a lot like the fast one but after a few retries you should be able to get it right. When he's going slow you aim Left, when he's going middle speed you aim middle and when he's going fast you aim right. It's that easy, and again the trick in this mission lies in your skill to tell at what speed he's coming. Don't judge his speed when he's already on the net because then you will already be to late. You have to hit him 9 times.

Graffiti Soul.
This is the mission where you need graffiti souls, which you get for perfectly completing a tag. What this means is basically you have to make sure every ball you hit, hits the right color. It's ok if you skip some balls, but when you hit a ball, it has to be the right color, and you can't miss ! This one is a bit tricky due to the randomness of the tags the game is throwing at you. But luckily with skill you can beat this thing. You're not entirely handed over to the game like the Tag Attack: Expert. You need 7 tags for the AAA ranking.

If you passed these 3 on AAA then I'll congratulate you, the achievement is almost yours !

Chu Chu Rocket

Use a control character again, like Ulala

I've seen people complaining about these mission but I don't really get that. The missions are always the same, no randomness ! So just learn what tile to hit first and how to place it. Trial and error will get you these missions pretty fast !

If you're having trouble with mission 9 "Everybody Move" - Just point all arrows inwards at the start. Kudos to drabik for that suggestion.

These are the ones I can think of. If you have trouble with any mission don't hesitate to ask. I'll add it to the solution.

Good luck !
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