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TV Sports: Basketball

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Released: 1990

Genre: Sports

Format reviewed: Amiga 500

Publisher: Cinemaware

Developer: Cinemaware

Submitted by: Matthew 'Keith' Bridge

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 doens'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.

I used to love this back in the day. I remember thinking the graphics and presentation were Amazing!