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TV Sports: Basketball

Moby ID: 3949
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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スポーツ・バスケットボール - Japanese spelling

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Credits (DOS version)

20 People

Program and Design
Associate Designer
Technical Director
Graphic Artists
Original Art
Original Music and Sound Effects
Executive Producer
Produced by
Illustrations and Diagrams
Special thanks to the playtesters



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5 Plus 1 release - different entry? Martin Smith (81664) Jul 23, 2007



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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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe.

Amiga, TurboGrafx-16 added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith, lowpoly, Patrick Bregger, Kayburt.

Game added May 13, 2001. Last modified March 29, 2024.