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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 Title picture
TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 Platt's the way to do it, I guess
TV Sports: Basketball Amiga Pass stolen by Mike!
TV Sports: Basketball TurboGrafx-16 The pre-match coverage

Promo Images

TV Sports: Basketball Magazine Advertisement Page 12

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

The One Amiga Apr, 1990 93 out of 100 93
CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1991 22 out of 40 55
1UP! TurboGrafx-16 Nov 22, 2019 42 out of 100 42

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5 Plus 1 release - different entry? 2 Sciere (729280)
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 (75551) and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1686)
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