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Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« on: January 31, 2013, 17:11:13 PM »
Continuing the chain of "Evolution of" threads, let's take a look at one more sport:  Basketball.  Let's get started by looking at three basketball versions on the Atari 2600, all from Atari.

[align=center:2xvlxktz]Basketball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAQtbCUYGsw

RealSports Basketball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMwI5_1z8zk

Double Dunk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLgrEhProOc[/align:2xvlxktz]
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Re: Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 17:21:09 PM »
I really like Double Dunk, I used to play it loads when I was a kid!

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 17:22:48 PM »
Remarkable to see how much the same sport games changed so much on the 2600! 
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Re: Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 17:31:37 PM »
Here is one I had not even considered!  Basketball on the Odyssey 2!  It actually has two games in one (Bowling/Basketball) so you'll need to advance to 1:15 to get to the basketball game.  :)

[align=center:3qdqwkxd]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6xBNuVOSjM[/align:3qdqwkxd]
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Re: Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 17:33:24 PM »
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Remarkable to see how much the same sport games changed so much on the 2600!

Indeed, there is a massive jump from Basketball to Double Dunk.

I always remember Basketball from Airplane! where Kareem Abdul Jabbar is playing it on the radar screen!

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 17:49:42 PM »
I've never taken the time to play Double Dunk.  I do have the ROM, so I should just pop it on the Harmony Cart and try it out.  :)
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Re: Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 17:55:29 PM »
[align=center:30k0rlnr][size=140]NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PGHU15T6hQ

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 18:07:30 PM »
Those two are quite different from each other.  One tries to be realistic and the other takes an "animated" approach.  Kinda cool.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 18:16:53 PM »
Brilliant versions on the Turbografx..
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Re: Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 18:22:58 PM »
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Brilliant versions on the Turbografx..

Try playing them and you will change your mind!

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 18:25:56 PM »
Here two versions on the Intellivision!

[align=center:1sknz4av]NBA Basketball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9VpZ-1fmMo

Slam Dunk SuperPro Basketball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK4iH2-02uk[/align:1sknz4av]
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Re: Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 14:02:12 PM »
One from 1994

PC wise, Michael Jordon In flight PC-One of the 1st games in this genre to use digitised animations.

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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 14:13:57 PM »
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One from 1994

PC wise, Michael Jordon In flight PC-One of the 1st games in this genre to use digitised animations.

[align=center:ad5moz0x]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaawOHOo6Y0[/align:ad5moz0x]
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Re: Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2013, 14:21:59 PM »
Though never released, a working prototype file of RealSports Basketball [/align:1tjm68dz]

There was also a second version of the game that was developed but it was abandoned in favor of the version above.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Basketball Games
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 14:24:40 PM »
Is that 5200?

 

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