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In a desperate attempt to stop inner-city gang wars, the city leaders organized a basketball league. The league is scheduled to play on three courts: a street, a junkyard, and a rooftop. The mayor figured that a friendly game of hoops would be a much more peaceful way to settle disputes. He was wrong.

You can choose 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 game modes. There are six characters to choose from (ten in Atari Lynx version); each with their own health, speed, and power attributes. Each player without the ball can jump to block a shot or punch there opponent to get the ball. There's also an option to perform a power throw on an opposing player. Players with the ball can shoot or pass. Power ups appear on the court at random instances. These power up one attribute for the player. For example, the lightning power up increases the player's speed.

The referee does not call fouls, but does hurl knives at the players.


Basketbrawl Lynx Ball change
Basketbrawl Atari 7800 A game in progress
Basketbrawl Atari 7800 Game options
Basketbrawl Lynx Player selection

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All Game Guide Atari 7800 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Play Time Lynx Jan, 1993 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Lynx Jun, 1992 56 out of 100 56
neXGam Lynx 2005 4.4 out of 10 44
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Jun, 1992 17 out of 40 42
Atari HQ Lynx 1995 4 out of 10 40
ST Format Lynx Nov, 1992 36 out of 100 36
Raze Atari 7800 Jun, 1991 31 out of 100 31
The Video Game Critic Lynx Mar 23, 2012 D 25
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Sep 09, 2005 2 out of 10 20


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