TV Sports: Basketball

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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 The clipboard.
TV Sports: Basketball DOS Hugo Humphrey on his first shoot...
TV Sports: Basketball DOS Time to start playing -notice the team of Cinemaware!
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga Slam dunk!

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The One Amiga Apr, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1991 5.5 out of 10 55
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1990 51 out of 100 51
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Feb 17, 2007 F 0


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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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