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Double Dribble is a basketball action game for one or two players. You can select different time limits for games, select teams, and begin playing! Gameplay is entirely action, so no time needs to be spent customizing the teams or with statistics. You control each player on the team one at a time (the player with or about to receive the ball will be human controlled, with the computer taking over the other players temporarily.) Some versions feature a small amount of digitized sound effects, and close ups of slam dunks.


Double Dribble NES A reverse slam dunk!
Double Dribble NES Outside shot of the stadium (US version).
Double Dribble NES Title screen
Double Dribble NES A slam dunk!

Promo Images

Double Dribble Magazine Advertisement
Double Dribble Magazine Advertisement
Double Dribble Magazine Advertisement
Double Dribble Magazine Advertisement Inside Front Cover

Alternate Titles

  • "Konamic Basket" -- Japanese Game Boy title
  • "Hyper Dunk" -- European Game Boy title
  • "Exciting Basket" -- Japanese NES title
  • "Double Drible" -- Brazilian CCE's Top Game title
  • "Double Dribble: 5 on 5" -- Game Boy title
  • "エキサイティング バスケット" -- Japanese NES spelling
  • "コナミックバスケット" -- Japanese Game Boy spelling

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1988 9.75 out of 12 81
Tilt May, 1990 16 out of 20 80
NES Times Apr 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
VideoGame Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Ação Games Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
NES Archives Feb 12, 2008 B 75
1UP! Jul 31, 2009 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Aug 02, 2005 B- 67
Power Play Apr, 1990 65 out of 100 65
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Version differences

The Japanese version of the NES port was released for the Famicom Disk System (a Japan-only add-on), and there's at least four differences from the US version:
  • There's no close up when you dunk the ball into the basket.
  • The US flag that shows up when the crowd goes into the stadium is replaced by three smaller Konami flags.
  • The sound the ball makes when a character bounces it on the floor is much less noticeable.
  • There's background music when you're out in the court playing the game!

Servo (57355) added Double Dribble (NES) on Oct 17, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (779455), Kabushi (257593), Pseudo_Intellectual (64326), Servo (57355) and Thomas T (230)
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