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Basketball Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Very simple one-on-one, but quite entertaining. RobinHud (73) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars
One of the first Basketball games. Is it good? Mejs (38) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall User Score (21 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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Woodgrain Wonderland (Oct 02, 2016)
Boo-yeah! I LOVE this game! Everyone knows that the first round of Atari sports cartridges were a pretty sorry lot, but Basketball (known best in popular culture for its cameo in Airplane!) succeeds in spite of itself. It’s no truer to the rules of the game than Football or Home Run were (no concerns about travelling or fouls here), but it’s just so darn fun, especially if you find a buddy to play with. However, even the computer offers a decent opponent. The physics are something else (there are times you can actually catch the ball you just threw), which just adds to the charm. This may be one case in which Atari actually bettered its more streamlined Intellivision sports equivalent. I have never played Intellivision’s NBA Basketball, but I hear it’s pretty bad.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 03, 2006)
This primitive game is bet know for its hilarious graphics depicting a square ball and players with one stationary leg and one blinking leg. Despite its sorry appearance however, the potential for fun does exist.
VideoGame (Aug, 1991)
Nesta acirrada disputa de basquete, você deve cencer seu adversário numa partida de 3 minutos de duração. A dica é roubar a bola do adversário e partir livre para o arremesso.