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Magic Johnson's Fast Break

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Magic Johnson's Fast Break is fast-paced two-on-two action rather than the usual five-on-five contest. On screen you get a full-court, horizontally-scrolling gameplay. A referee monitors the action and calls the fouls if the gameplay gets too rough, and a crowd cheers you on.

Your team starts each game at a certain salary level. Your goal is to beat the opposition to earn a larger salary. Keep winning and you might etch your name onto the Big Earners Screen. Choose from five skill levels - Rookie to Professional. Each level provides quicker gameplay, tougher defense, and bigger bucks if you win.

Each game lasts four three-minute, real-life quarters. In between quarters, you can review stats such as field goal percentage, three-pointers made, rebounds, and steals. If the score is tied at the final buzzer, you play additional quarters until someone wins.

You control one player at a time. An arrow appears on-screen above the head of the player you're running. Just hit B to switch players. You can play against the computer or up to three friends.


Magic Johnson's Fast Break Commodore 64 Training - passing
Magic Johnson's Fast Break ZX Spectrum Stats screen - notice the naming distinction between the 2 teams
Magic Johnson's Fast Break NES Tip off
Magic Johnson's Fast Break NES playing D

Alternate Titles

  • "Magic Johnson's Basketball" -- International title

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VideoGame NES Jan, 1992 7 out of 10 70
Power Play DOS Mar, 1990 58 out of 100 58


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