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Double Dribble

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
2.5
DOS
...
4.0
Amiga
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3.2
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Description

Based on the arcade game, Double Dribble is a basketball action game for one or two players. You can select different time limits for games, select teams, and begin playing! Gameplay is entirely action, so no time needs to be spent customizing the teams or with statistics. You control each player on the team one at a time (the player with or about to receive the ball will be human controlled, with the computer taking over the other players temporarily.) Some versions feature a small amount of digitized sound effects, and close ups of slam dunks.

Screenshots

Double Dribble Arcade The National anthem plays.
Double Dribble NES Taking a penalty shot
Double Dribble Commodore 64 The opening sequence
Double Dribble NES A reverse slam dunk!

Alternate Titles

  • "Konamic Basket" -- Japanese Game Boy title
  • "Exciting Basket" -- Japanese NES title
  • "Double Drible" -- Brazilian CCE's Top Game title
  • "Double Dribble: 5 on 5" -- Game Boy title
  • "エキサイティング バスケット" -- Japanese NES spelling
  • "コナミックバスケット" -- Japanese Game Boy spelling

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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Game Boy Oct, 1992 83 out of 100 83
NES Times NES Apr 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
VideoGame NES Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) NES May, 1990 719 out of 1000 72
The Video Game Critic NES Aug 02, 2005 B- 67
Power Play NES Apr, 1990 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Wii Nov 28, 2007 5 out of 10 50
IGN Wii Dec 13, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Mar, 1994 3.75 out of 6 45
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 17, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

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Trivia

Version differences

The Japanese version of the NES port was released for the Famicom Disk System (a Japan-only add-on), and there's at least four differences from the US version:
  • There's no close up when you dunk the ball into the basket.
  • The US flag that shows up when the crowd goes into the stadium is replaced by three smaller Konami flags.
  • The sound the ball makes when a character bounces it on the floor is much less noticeable.
  • There's background music when you're out in the court playing the game!

Contributed to by Sciere (251677), Kabushi (121977), Pseudo_Intellectual (44554), Servo (55921) and Thomas T (217)