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Description

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.

Screenshots

TV Sports: Basketball DOS The players screen
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga The team option menu.
TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 Platt's the way to do it, I guess
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga Running down the center of the court.

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Critic Reviews

The One Amiga Apr, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 7 out of 10 70
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1991 22 out of 40 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 6.2 out of 12 52
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Retro Game Reviews TurboGrafx-16 Apr 29, 2015 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 20
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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5 Plus 1 release - different entry? 2 Sciere (511451)
Jul 23, 2007

Trivia

References

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

Awards

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

Contributed to by Martin Smith (66852) and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1691)