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C'est un bon programme, rapide et prenant, qui bénéficie d'une réalisation de qualité tant pour le graphisme et l'animation que pour la bande sonore.
Im Gegensatz zu Great Volleyball spielt man sich hier sehr schnell ein und kommt rasch zu Erfolgserlebnissen. Das liegt vor allem an der sehr guten Steuerung und dem flotten Spielablauf. Etwas stutzig wurde ich, als ich bereits beim zweiten alle Computergegner vom Platz fegte. Wer mit dem Programm ein wenig vertraut ist, wird kaum noch gefordert.
O Campeonato Mundial de basquete está começando. As oito melhores seleções do mundo estão em quadra, dentre elas o Brasil. As partidas são disputadas em dois tempos de 3 minutos e, em caso de empate há uma prorrogação de 90 segundos. Cuidado com as equipes escolhidas, pois cada uma tem característica própria tanto na velocidade como nos arremessos.
Great Basketball isn’t a bad basketball game, particularly if you can get around the plethora of fouls and inability to steal. In fact, it’s probably one of the best 8-bit basketball games ever, next to the more in-depth Tecmo NBA Basketball. The game is visually pleasing, controls well, and there’s absolutely no slowdown or sprite flicker. All the same, Great Basketball grew boring after only a couple games. Whether that’s due to my all-around disinterest in sports or sports games, or whether Great Basketball really does lack a hook that would make you want to keep playing, I can’t say. All I know is, playing as Czechoslovakia only takes you so far. Like many an Eastern European, I need a little more meat to satisfy these bones.
É a vez da tradicional bola ao cesto. São jogos com dois tempos de três minutos cada. Em caso de empate, prorrogalão de 90 segundos. Oito seleções participam do campeonato.
The nonstop background music does grow on you, but the voice synthesis is so fuzzy that it's laughable. As awful as it sounds, Great Basketball is playable once you understand and accept its limitations. The side view of the court gives you a good angle of the action, the games are short, and the shooting controls are excellent. You even get a half-time show, although these cheerleaders look different than those on the sidelines for some reason. If nothing else, Great Basketball is at least good for a few laughs.
Yet again I’m saddened by what Sega of America did to the Master System. The great series was clearly a failure and should never have been marketed. The PAL market is lucky this set of suck didn’t drop the system down like it did over here, but then again they didn’t have to contend with Nintendo’s stranglehold either. Another thing is that they decided to change the artwork for some damn reason, the Japanese had it right, suck aside, using a cartoon-like design that really captures what they were trying to pull off even though they didn’t. Great Basketball is thus not only an embarrassment in gaming, it’s also an embarrassment to collectors because the cover is god awful. Stay away if you’re interesting in playing and only purchase this if you’re a sick, disturbed, obsessed completist, there’s no reason to own it otherwise.