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Future Basketball Reviews (Atari ST)

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Raze (Nov, 1990)
Screen area is somewhat squashed as the score panels are moved to the sides of the court - it can often become very difficult to spot the ball, especially on a clapped-out 12-inch TV. The schematic 'player map', which was so useful on the Amiga version, has gone, as have the tremendous sound effects, but the gameplay survives, and just about saves it from becoming a middle-of-the-road sports game.
ST Format (Nov, 1990)
Future Basketball is by no means revolutionary, but so long as you shy away from the slightly dull one-player mode and battle away against your pals instead, it's a worthy and absorbing successor to Speedball and its ilk. Cancel all previous engagements for the weekend and invite the gang around.
Atari ST User (Nov, 1990)
Future Basketball offers you anything new. The music is nothing special, and the crowd cheers bear an uncanny resemblance to radio static. Gameplay is predictable and uninspiring. If these are the games of the next century, then you'll have nothing to fear from the Basketball mob.
Power Play (Dec, 1990)
...und groß war sein Entsetzen: ich kann mir nichts Überflüssigeres vorstellen, als ein Erfolgsspiel schlecht nachzuahmen und den Abklatsch für teures Geld auf den Markt zu werfen. Future Basketball ist ein Speedball für arme, in spielerischer wie in technischer Hinsicht. Das Scrolling ist auf dem ST eine einzige Katastrophe; die Motivation sinkt dadurch noch tiefer als bei der Amiga-Version. Das Erzielen von Punkten ist kindisch leicht, der ganze Spielablauf gegenüber Speedball spürbar flacher und durchsichtiger. Es gibt wirklich keinen Grund, diesem windigen Plagiat auch nur eine müde Mark nachzuwerfen.