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a technically well-made game, with solid graphics and nice player
animation, great voice samples, and gameplay that makes good
For a great game of basketball with your NES, have a dribble with Roundball - it's ball-bouncingly good!
For as good as the NES was at baseball, hockey and Tecmo football games it is a little surprising just how bad the basketball games are. Roundball isn’t terrible but there just isn’t a whole lot to it. I recommend Tecmo NBA Basketball or Double Dribble over this one but neither of those are tremendous either. The Four Score compatibility gives this game a little bonus but not much.
There’s literally nothing that makes Roundball stand out from the other players on the NES court. Play control is surprisingly solid, and makes me wish it was attached to a more interesting basketball game; I did, however, find it next-to-impossible to steal from the computer. Horrid graphics (with decent player animation – go figure) and off-key music accentuate Roundball‘s worthlessness. One saving grace: Roundball is compatible with the NES Four Score. If you can “round” up three friends to play with you, you might have an enjoyable time. The rest of us should forget that Roundball exists. I don’t think that will be a challenge.