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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.


TV Sports: Basketball Amiga Pass stolen by Mike!
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga One of the goofy sponsors.
TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 Going for the hoop
TV Sports: Basketball DOS TV's one of the advertisements before the game -who drink this beer, by the way? :)

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The One Amiga Apr, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Joystick (French) Amiga Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1991 22 out of 40 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 6.2 out of 12 52
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17


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


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

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