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Basketball

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Platform: Atari 2600
Genre: Sports (Basketball)
Developer: Atari

Publisher
Region
Released
NA
??/??/1978
EU
??/??/1988

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Reader Reviews

Basketball review

Reviewed November 01, 2004

ddsilver says: "The “Launch 20” for the Atari 2600 contained 5 sports titles (6 if you consider Flag Capture a sport). 25% of the initial release catalog was dedicated to sports gaming. That’s not a surprising number here in 2004. We can go back to the launches of the X-Box and Game Cube and see that sports game development was a highly discussed topic both pre and post-launch. In 1990, the then recently released Sega Genesis advertised heavily on its wide variety of (at the time) incredibly realistic sport..."
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Basketball review

Reviewed October 14, 2010

JoeTheDestroyer says: "There's nothing complicated to the gameplay. You run to the other side and hit the button to shoot the ball. Do it from the right angle and it lands perfectly into the hoop. Miss and it bounces off and gives your opponent a chance to shoot. This game skips all the complicated BS of more sophisticated NBA games and goes straight for the throat. This one is more about being fast and aggressive. There are no fouls, no flags, no complicated maneuvers or flashy graphics and sounds. It's raw and primi..."
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Basketball review

Reviewed October 31, 2003

retro says: "Like all of the sports games for Atari 2600, Basketball is as basic as it can get. It looks absurd and it's terribly dated, but it can still be a little bit of fun, believe it or not. "
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