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One-on-One (Atari 8-bit)

One-on-One Atari 8-bit Demo game - title screen

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Description

Control either Julius Erving or Larry Bird in front of a single basket, in a game of one on one. The user can select to play either to a certain score or for a certain amount of time. When on offense, the player can rotate to keep away from his rival, take a shot from a distance or move in to the basket for special up-close slam-dunks. When on defense, you can try to take your rival's ball or jump up to block a shot. Particularly good set-ups get a slow-motion replay. You can even smash the glass on the backboard, which will send an irate janitor onto the court to clean up the mess.

Screenshots

One-on-One Atari 8-bit Dr. J. is making a jam
One-on-One Atari 8-bit game selection screen
One-on-One Atari 8-bit Demo game - title screen
One-on-One Atari 8-bit NOw dr J. is dribbling

Alternate Titles

  • "One-On-One Basketball" -- Atari 7800 title
  • "One on One" -- In-game title
  • "Julius Erving vs. Larry Bird One-on-one" -- Alternate title
  • "Julius Erving and Larry Bird Go One on One" -- TRS-80CoCo in-game title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jan 28, 2003 B+ 83

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Trivia

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Copy protection

This game became successful on the Commodore 64, where its complicated copy-protection became famous not only with hackers intent on breaking it, but with users who had to listen to it tear their old behemouth 1541 floppy drives a new one. The PC copy protection was similarly legendary--96 sector headers on track 15 took a long time to figure out and duplicate.

Development

The concept was created by Hawkins based on his recollections of the 60's era "One on One" televised sports contests, sponsored by hair tonic Vitalis.

Awards

  • Happy Computer
    • Issue 04/1985 - #10 Best Game in 1984 (Readers' Vote) (Commodore 64, Apple II and Atari 8-bit versions)
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