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One of the first Speedball clones takes the basic court layout of basketball as its inspiration. There are 5 players on each team, on a small court with 2 and 3 point shooting areas. The difference is that physical contact of a fairly violent nature is allowed, and the court is littered with mines and bombs to wound the players. Shooting involves holding down fire to get the height right, so avoid being tackled as you prepare your shot. Other basketball rules such as double-dribbling and the 25-second hand-over are unsurprisingly waived. A 3-division league is included to progress through.


Future Basketball Atari ST Title screen
Future Basketball Atari ST League menu
Future Basketball Amiga The main menu
Future Basketball Amiga Title screen

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Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Raze Atari ST Nov, 1990 89 out of 100 89
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1990 81 out of 100 81
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1990 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1990 43 out of 100 43
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 37 out of 100 37


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