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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 TurboGrafx-16 Main menu
TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 Platt's the way to do it, I guess
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga Select your team from the clipboard.
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga One of the goofy sponsors.

Promo Images

TV Sports: Basketball Magazine Advertisement Page 12

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Joystick (French) Amiga Mar, 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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 6.2 out of 12 52
Amiga Format Amiga May, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
5 Plus 1 release - different entry? 2 Sciere (792037)
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 (79214) and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1695)
atari adventure