Now playing in the High Score Club's "Olympics Round"
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Spent countless hours playing this on my Atari 800!
It's a superb basketball game, sort of a forerunner to NBA Jam and similar products. I recall reading in reviews that Eric Hammond watched many hours of videos in order to get the characteristics of the players down pat in their computer game counterparts. He succeeds for the most part. Dr. J has better stamina, for instance, and Bird is great from shooting at the 3-point line. The graphics aren't that great (but no worse or better than on other platforms), the sound effects and animation could be a bit better. It's also a little on the sluggish side in that it doesn't have the intensity of a real NBA game.
I must have spent more time playing this game back in the late 80's than I did at my REAL job! This game proves that graphics aren't as important as the gameplay...it's a shame the game companies now haven't figured that out. Oh how I wish I could play it again, with my old Atari joystick late into the night...just one more game...ok, just one more...
Excellent, It was one of my favorite game...