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The Basket Manager

The Basket Manager DOS Title screen (EGA/VGA)

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Description

In the game you as manager of Basketball team start your career with a budget of $9,000,000. The gameplay includes the economical management of the team and playing the baseketball game itself on the field.

In management phase the player has to buy a team of 8 players, and assign 5 of them for a match. The price of players differs based on their skill and experience. The experience is described by two parameters: Rookie and Veteran, and skills are described by four parameters: SP (Running speed), SK (Skill in getting set for taking shot), ST (Stamina), SH (Shooting ability). Starting with the rookies the player will eventually progress to a solid team of veterans.

In simulation phase the matches need to be won with the assigned players on the field, against another team. The player controls one of the team players, the one holding the ball a ball, or the one currently near the ball, moving him in eight directions, trying to get the ball, or throwing the ball.

The game is available for 1-2 players.

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The Basket Manager DOS You are near the opposite basket (EGA/VGA).
The Basket Manager DOS Main menu (EGA/VGA)
The Basket Manager DOS Match starts (EGA/VGA).
The Basket Manager DOS Rookies selection (EGA/VGA)

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1991 28 out of 100 28
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1991 2 out of 12 17
PC Joker DOS Nov, 1991 5 out of 100 5

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