TV Sports Basketball
for PC (DOS)

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Company: Cinemaware
Year: 1990
Genre: Sport, Action
Theme: Multiplayer / Team Sports
Language: English
Licence: Commercial
Views: 16165
Review by Elwood (2008-04-26)

Welcome to this evening's match - Indiana against the famous Keep Allstars. The Keepians get into the match fast taking the lead with Elwood scoring the first goal. But Indiana's not to be underestimated - they soon catch up and take over the lead. Coach Keepmaster gets out his best man Skree and when everything seemed to be lost just seconds before the end of the first quarter with Indiana leading 23:19 Stacy scores a 3-pointer as well as getting a free shot for being fouled. And there it is! 23:23 - the Keep Allstars get a tie!

There isn't a single sports game with more atmosphere than the TV Sports series. It's highlight has always been TV Sports Basketball. The gameplay is kept simple with no big running around - you are either defending or attacking - everything in the boring middle is not important. The team leaving one scene with the ball will end up on the other side with it as well. While this might not be realistic it does not give boredom a chance. You might curse when the computer scores and you weren't able to do anything against it, but scoring yourself is always possible - and there is always a chance to get back into the game. The stats of each player come into consideration as well, but it's not overly important to a ridiculous point. When your players miss too often call for a time-out and replace them by some of their fresh teammates. However - try to let your better players play more often. The scene above was how it really was - once I brought my player Skree out on the field we were back in the game.

Oh right - you guessed it - you can edit team and player names.

This game might not be the most accurate simulation of a basketball match - it's sure fun though. You can also play this with a friend. Overall one of the alltime greatest sports games.

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I have put countless days enjoying this game. The amazing thing was that I found out that I can edit rosters, so I made my own NBA in my room. Fantastic game !