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Street Sports Basketball

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
Genre
Perspective
Sport
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
...
2.6
DOS
...
2.9
ZX Spectrum
...
2.6
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Description

Taking basketball out of poshly-decorated arenas with hotdog sellers, cheerleaders and pre-game entertainments, Epyx presented basketball played as it is by kids all over America. Four different courts are provided - the schoolyard, the alleyway, the parking lot and the backyard. Each of these has its own hazards to play around, such as oil slicks and potholes. The standard basketball dunks, passes and steals are on offer. An opposition player drilling the ball into you sees you gain possession.

One or two players can join in, choosing their team of 3 from the 10 kids you are offered, each with different abilities. There are 3 computer difficulty levels.

Screenshots

Street Sports Basketball DOS Winner!! (Hercules)
Street Sports Basketball Commodore 64 Starting the game at the school court.
Street Sports Basketball Commodore 64 I called 'heads' and the coin was flipped.
Street Sports Basketball Amiga Playing in the suburbs.

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User Reviews

Simple but fun DOS Roedie (5227)
Fun, non-simulation/NBA basketball game? How often does that happen? DOS Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156)

The Press Says

Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Commodore 64 1987 7.5 out of 10 75
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 61 out of 100 61
Power Play DOS Mar, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1988 23 out of 100 23

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Trivia

Think all that stuff on the screen (curb, grass, holes, trash cans, etc.) are there for decoration? Hardly! Dribbling on these surfaces can cause your player to lose control of the ball!

Not every court has well-defined out of bounds areas. Just like in real life pickup games, the rules aren't set in stone. :) For example, on the city court, if the ball hits to doors or trash cans, it's not out! It'll bounce back onto the court and any player can pick it up.
Contributed to by Raphael (1160), Kabushi (116645), Martin Smith (63197) and Terok Nor (17866)