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Dick Vitale, the famous college basketball coach and commentator, lent his unique voice to this game for the Sega Genesis. There are four levels of depth to the commentary. Another aspect of the license is that the variety of offensive and defensive strategies and formations for player and AI use are pulled from the pages of Coach Vitale's own playbook.

The game features a 3/4 pseudo-3D perspective similar to that available on the SNES console in Mode 7. There are 32 college teams to choose from in four conferences, and games are played by official NCAA rules. Available gameplay modes include Single Game, 2-on-2, Slamfest (a simple slam-dunk contest), and Tournament. The AI can take control of defense, and the game can be played without foul rules.


Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops Genesis Playing the ball forward
Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops Genesis Breakdown of first-half shooting
Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops Genesis With half the match gone, there is half of the match still to go
Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops Genesis Title screen

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Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 65 (December 1994)

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GamePro (US) Oct, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Oct, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Game Players Nov, 1994 46 out of 100 46 Aug 28, 2012 2 out of 10 20
The Video Game Critic Mar 10, 2002 F 0


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Charles Tolman (13) added Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops (Genesis) on Mar 21, 2006