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DSF Basketballmanager 2008 (Windows)

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DSF Basketballmanager 2008 is a managerial simulation of the sport basketball where the player is responsible for the athletic and financial success of his team. It is practically the same game as Heimspiel: Handballmanager 2008 and plays very similar to typical German soccer managers.

Through the menu bar on the left side of the screen the player reaches the menus where he sets all the options which influence the team's future. On the financial side he buys and sells players, searches for sponsors, expands the stadium and its surroundings, speculates with stocks or bets on the league's results. On the athletic side he sets the training, the lineup, plans special appointments like team parties or looks after the youth teams. New is an expanded tactics menu where the player can rehearse about 30 basketball moves.

Depending on his successes the player receives experience points which are used to improve his abilities, e.g. training. He also has the possibility to plan personal events, e.g. a press conference, to improve his reputation with management and fans. The matches are a basically presented with a text mode where all interesting match situations are describes in words. Optionally the player can also watch pre-calculated match scenes which get shown during key situations.

Besides the five difficulty levels the player can use additional options to make the game easier or harder, e.g. disable layoffs or granting unlimited funds. Unlike other managers the player don't has to employee assistants if he wishes to hand certain responsibilities, e.g. lineup or tactics, to the AI; he can access these functions for free. The game features 12 European leagues and a tutorial assists novice players. The German league is licensed.

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The Press Says

GamingXP Jun 30, 2008 81 out of 100 81
Game Captain Jun 04, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Krawall Gaming Network Jun 25, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Gamers.at Jun 03, 2009 68 out of 100 68
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jul 02, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) May, 2008 64 out of 100 64

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Patrick Bregger (108578) added DSF Basketballmanager 2008 (Windows) on Jan 13, 2010