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Street Sports Basketball (Commodore 64)

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    Wißt Ihr, wo die aufregendsten Basketball- und Baseballspiele in Amerika gespielt werden? Auf den Straßen und Hinterhöfen, dort wo noch wirkliche "Action" ist! Hier ist Eure Chance, mitzuspielen und mit Euren Team der Champion der Straße zu werden!

    Du spielst in schäbigen Gassen, auf Parkplätzen und in Spielanlagen. Gelegentlich auch in den Vorstädten. (Es macht viel Spaß auf dem Rasen zu dribbeln!) Dein 3-Mann-Team suchst Du unter den 10 härtesten Jungs aus der Nachbarschaft. Denn hier gibt es die besten Werfer und Team-Spieler, aber auch die lahmsten Dribbler und reine „Show-Spieler“. Manche Jungs sind so gut, dass sie auf 20 Fuß Entfernung den Ball durch ein Nadelöhr treffen könnten, andere solche Nieten, dass sie nicht mal in den Korb treffen, wenn Sie darauf sitzen! Wirf Deine Pässe aus vollen Lauf, ziel auf de Korb aus den entlegendsten Ecken, zeig, ob Du den „Hook-Shot“ beherrscht… - vor allem bring den Ball in den Korb! Aber Vorsicht, nicht durch die Ölpfützen dribbeln und paß um Gotteswillen auf die Fensterscheiben auf!

    Commodore 64/128 auf Kassette und Diskette

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107485) on Aug 05, 2011.

Epyx 1987 Product Catalog:
    STREET SPORTS

    The pros may be the best, but the players you'll be up against are definitely the baddest. This is life on the street. Tough. Unforgiving. And the winner takes all.

    Take the first in our Street Sports Series, Basketball, for example.

    To be Numero Uno on your block, you'll have to shoot hoops in dingy alleys. Playgrounds. Parking lots. Occasionally, even the suburbs. (Have fun dribbling on the lawn.)

    You'll pick your three-person team from the 10-toughest players in the neighborhood. There's hot shooters and slow dribblers. Team players and show-offs. There's guys who can shoot the eye out of a needle at 20 feet. And guys who couldn't sink one if they were sitting on the backboard.

    Pass on the run. Get that big man on the inside. Let Joey pop'em from the corners. This is real street strategy. Take a hook shot. A tip-in. Bounce the ball off the chain-link fence, then go for the basket. Or power through a slam dunk. But don't dribble in the oil slick. And for heavens sakes, watch out for windows.

    Soon, you'll be able to tackle Street Sports Baseball and Football, the next two in the series. It won't be easy.

    But it's right up your alley.

    Contributed by PCGamer77 (3028) on Jun 08, 2002.

From the back cover:
    Jump Ball!

    It's play-off time in a back alley off Oak Street. Vic and Bojo face-off on asphalt. They leap... long arms stretch... the higher hand smacks the ball to Magic... then a furious fast break down the alley... Vic gets caught in the hustle and does hard time on concrete... defense slacks as Kevin slips on a slimy oil patch... Brad spots an opening to the basket and slams it through. Check out those high fives!

    Blitz'em right off the street!

    Create a team to terrorize the neighborhood. There are hot shooters and slow dribblers, team players and show offs. Guys that can pass on the run and find that big man inside. Or help Joey pop'em from the corners. But don't let 'em dribble in oil slicks. Or trip in pot holes. To be Numero Uno in this neighborhood it takes as many mental leaps as jumps.

    There've never been this many obstacles to proving you're the best. Then again, Street Sports Basketball isn't like any basketball game you've ever played on a computer.

    But it's just like any basketball you've ever played for real.

    • Play against a friend, or the computer.

    • Choose your own teams, recruiting from 10 neighborhood players.

    • Four different courts: the schoolyard, the alley, the suburban backyard, and the inner-city parking lot.

    • Slam dunk. Steal the ball. Make a jump shot, or a hook. And pass on the run to an open teammate for an easy score.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Aug 25, 2001.

Advertisement in COMPUTE!, November 1987:

    TASTE THE THRILL OF VICTORY AND THE AGONY OF THE STREET.



    The pros may be best, but these players are definitely the baddest.

    Presenting the Street Sports Series from Epyx.

    In Street Sports Basketball, you'll shoot hoops in dingy alleys. Playgrounds. Parking lots. Occasionally, even the suburbs (have fun dribbling on the lawn).

    You'll pick your three-person team from the 10 toughest players in the neighborhood. There's hot shooters and slow dribblers. Team players and show-offs. There's guys who can shoot the eye out of a needle at 20 feet. And guys who couldn't sink one if they were sitting on the backboard. Pass on the run. Get that big man on the inside. Let Joey pop 'em from the corners. This is real street strategy. Take a hook shot. A tip-in. Bounce the ball off the chainlink fence, then go for the basket. Or power through a slam dunk.

    But don't dribble in the oil slick. And for heavens sake, watch out for windows.

    It's not like any basketball game you've ever played on a computer. But just like every basketball game you've ever played for real.

    ANOTHER HIT.

    It's bottom of the ninth. Batter's 0 and 2. The score - well, maybe it's time to take up bridge.

    Introducing Street Sports Baseball.

    It's not going to be as simple as you thought to be the first on your block.

    After all, you'll have to cope with makeshift diamonds, bases made from spare tires and trashcans, bushes, rocks, even squealing cars.

    Not to mention 16 neighborhood players. Each with their own personalities and skills in pitching, hitting and fielding. With the right combination, you could be the champs. With the wrong combination, the chumps.

    You'll pick the place. The team. The positions. The strategy. And then, you'll be right in the middle of it all. With a split-screen view from above and up close.

    It won't be easy. But it's right up your alley.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Aug 23, 2001.