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NBA All-Star Challenge is the first game in the series of the same name, offering one-on-one basketball featuring licensed NBA players. The game features five different mini-games based on real-life one-on-one playing modes. All can be played by two players via the link cable.

The modes are:
  • One On One: two players attack the same basket, alternating on offense and defense, playing to either a time or a score limit (both adjustable).
  • Free Throws: one player gets either 5, 10 or 20 throws. A crosshair moves over the board automatically and the button has to be pressed at the right position to make the shot.
  • Horse: One player has to replicate the other player's shot from the same position or gain a letter in the word H-O-R-S-E. The first player to complete the word loses.
  • Accuracy Shootout: Within an adjustable time limit, shots must be made from set positions for maximum score.
  • Tournament: a One On One tournament in knock-out mode, featuring eight players total.
For each mode, players can select from 27 different players (one per NBA team of the 1989-1990 season), featuring the likes of Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird, and Isiah Thomas.


NBA All-Star Challenge Game Boy Charging. Yes, they are both using a wig.
NBA All-Star Challenge Game Boy Baldie vs Baldie.
NBA All-Star Challenge Game Boy Select player.
NBA All-Star Challenge Game Boy Select game.

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VideoGame Jan, 1992 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Dec, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Jun, 1991 55 out of 100 55


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Terok Nor (26691) added NBA All-Star Challenge (Game Boy) on May 03, 2015