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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: October 15, 2010 (09:46 PM)
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Schultz, you have a way of making games sound dreamy. I like that the bulk of your review is partially gameplay breakdown, partially your experience with playing the game. Good review, I enjoyed it!


The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: October 16, 2010 (10:05 AM)
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Glad you enjoyed the review! There aren't many games you can laugh at for clear mistakes and still just enjoy. Super Basketball is one.

But be sure to have turbo/autofire working, though. And, of course, the MAME cheats are handy if you just want to play the world champions. Maybe I should add that there are no continues.


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
-- Emo Phillips


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Author: Leroux
Posted: October 16, 2010 (10:57 AM)
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Haha. This is the first basketball game I've heard of with a dribble button. I can't imagine what they were thinking.

The premise of this game sounds cool though. I'm gonna have to check it out. Nice review.


When the hammer falls...


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: October 16, 2010 (11:30 AM)
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I really liked this review, too. When I first opened the review, I thought I was opening a review for the 2600 basketball game. The screenshots puzzled me for a few seconds.

That "jumping without vertical movement" sounds (and looks!) really weird. Cool detail to bring up.

//Zig


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Author: Leroux
Posted: October 17, 2010 (07:15 AM)
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Given that I worked long hours (for the third straight week...) leading up to the software freeze at work, and yesterday was spent tailgating Halladay/Lincecum and spending way too much for standing room only seats (damn Cody Ross), and the fact someone on staff already made the focus window...

... SUPER BASKETBALL is this week's impromptu Sunday Cabaret! I'd be hard-pressed to write a better review this week. Awesome work by ASchultz bailing me out.

You'll still see X-MEN very soon. I promise. I'm actually trying to find an arcade with the double-wide monitor for accuracy.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: October 18, 2010 (08:45 AM)
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Wow, thanks Leroux and Zigfried! I was worried this review might be derivative of the 10 yard fight review I did. I'm glad I can be a stopgap for a week (a review a week to HG standards is tough even when you know not many people will see it,) and I'm glad you had fun with the game. Hope everyone who plays it enjoys it.

Accessing HG after a busy weekend and seeing the screenshots and wondering what happened was amusing--but much appreciated.

One thing I couldn't/didn't fit in the review is that the crying players seem cribbed from Konami's more popular Track and Field, which is also a good oldie game. At least, if you use the trak-ball control.


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
-- Emo Phillips


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