One of the four 1973 add-on games for the Odyssey, Basketball
is a rather realistic portrayal of the sport. It comes with game card #8, the same card included in Handball
In order to simulate gravity affecting the ball, the playing field has been turned sideways - the floor is on the left side of the screen. The player currently in control of the ball can dribble by moving his spot vertically and moving the ball along with the English knob. The other player, not requiring the English knob, has his hands free to also move horizontally, giving him an advantage in trying to steal the ball from the opponent. Stealing the ball reverses the roles. The aim of the game is for the player in control of the ball to maneuver it around both player spots and let it light up the opponent's basket.
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includes two screen overlays, for different TV sizes, and a scoreboard.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Daniel Saner (2262)
on Dec 22, 2008.