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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 Let's play some basketball!
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga Cinemaware presents...
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga Coming at you live!
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga Select your team from the clipboard.

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The One Apr, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Mar, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Joystick (French) Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1990 6.2 out of 12 52
Amiga Format May, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Amiga Power 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

Martin Smith (66801) added TV Sports: Basketball (Amiga) on Jun 14, 2004
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