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Basketball was the second sport to which Cinemaware applied their philosophy of lavish production and advanced cutscenes. Exhibition and league matches are on offer, with the opportunity to recreate a full league season with 1 player assigned to each of the 28 clubs. The game uses varying camera positions, with top-down views when the ball is close to either hoop, and a side-view when the ball is mid-court - controls remain unchanged for these, so the switch doesn't cause a sudden change in player movement.

As well as playing the matches you have full coaching control. This can involve making substitutions but also assigning marking and game strategies.


TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 Main menu
TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 Going for the hoop
TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 Ready to play
TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 The presenter tries to look away....

Promo Images

TV Sports: Basketball Magazine Advertisement Page 12

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TurboPlay Apr, 1991 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1991 22 out of 40 55
1UP! Nov 22, 2019 42 out of 100 42
Retro Game Reviews Apr 29, 2015 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20
The Video Game Critic Feb 17, 2007 F 0


Topic # Posts Last Post
5 Plus 1 release - different entry? 2 Sciere (727042)
Jul 23, 2007



The developers of the game appeared as players, typically the stars, on several of the teams' rosters.


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    • Issue 01/1991 – #2 Best Sports Game in 1990

Martin Smith (75521) added TV Sports: Basketball (TurboGrafx-16) on Jun 25, 2005
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