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Great Basketball is an 8-bit simulation of international basketball competition. Choose from one of eight countries (USA, Canada, USSR, Japan, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Hungary) and jump into the intense hoops action, featuring 5-on-5 play, defensive and offensive fouls, free throws, and three-point shots.

Single player mode is a double-elimination tournament. Win a game, and you get to allocate bonus points to various RPG-style attributes like shooting, passing, and jumping. There’s also a two player mode—but remember, only one team can win it all!


Great Basketball SEGA Master System USA scores two points
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Great Basketball SEGA Master System Japan scores two points

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Alternate Titles

  • "Great Basket" -- Brazilian Title
  • "グレートバスケットボール" -- Japanese Spelling

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Tilt May, 1988 14 out of 20 70
Power Play Mar, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
VideoGame Aug, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Sega Does Dec 27, 2014 C+ 58
VideoGame Mar, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic Apr 18, 2004 D+ 33
Game Freaks 365 2000 2.8 out of 10 28


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Katakis | カタキス (40582) added Great Basketball (SEGA Master System) on Dec 16, 2004