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Description

Basketball was the second sport to which Cinemaware applied their philosophy of lavish production and advanced cutscenes. Exhibition and league matches are on offer, with the opportunity to recreate a full league season with 1 player assigned to each of the 28 clubs. The game uses varying camera positions, with top-down views when the ball is close to either hoop, and a side-view when the ball is mid-court - controls remain unchanged for these, so the switch doesn't cause a sudden change in player movement.

As well as playing the matches you have full coaching control. This can involve making substitutions but also assigning marking and game strategies.

Screenshots

TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 The pre-match coverage
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga The tip off.
TV Sports: Basketball DOS Slam' Dunk! +foul!
TV Sports: Basketball DOS Hugo Humphrey on his first shoot...

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Critic Reviews

The One Amiga Apr, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Joystick (French) Amiga Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 6.2 out of 12 52
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Retro Game Reviews TurboGrafx-16 Apr 29, 2015 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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5 Plus 1 release - different entry? 2 Sciere (488784)
Jul 23, 2007

Trivia

References

The developers of the game appeared as players, typically the stars, on several of the teams' rosters.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #2 Best Sports Game in 1990

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