- staré hry ONLINE

English EN       Czech CZ            




Basketball - Atari 2600

Game description:

Sorry, no English description yet.

Joystick control:


Player 1: Player 2:
joystick ↑↓←→ TGFH
trigger Spacebar A
Pause Alt+P Alt+P
Save F8 F8
black-white / color mode:  F2
paddle / joystick mode: Alt+L


This Atari game is emulated by JavaScript only. If you prefere to use Java applet e­mu­la­tor, please fol­low this link.

Rate this game:
Average game rating: 78% Voted: 19x Played: 6934x
Your evaluation :
Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
Basketball - box cover
box cover
Game title: Basketball
Console: Atari 2600
Author (released): Atari, Inc. (1978)
Genre: Sport Mode: Multiplayer
Design: Alan Miller
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

2310 kB
Download: not available (old warez)

Game size:

2 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Basketball is an Atari 2600 game loosely based on the sport of the same name. The game features a simple game of one-on-one basketball, playable by one or two players.
   At the start of the game, both players are at the center of the court. A jump ball is thrown between them, at which point play begins. The offensive player (the one with the ball) always faces the goal he's shooting at, and the defensive player always faces his opponent. Each player can move in eight directions with the joystick; the player with the ball constantly dribbles it. The defensive player may steal the ball when it leaves the opponent's hands (either in mid-dribble or mid-shot).
   After either player scores, the shooter is reset to the center of the court, where he will start defending his opponent, and the defender is set under the basket to inbound the ball and take an offensive chance. The player with the highest score after four minutes is the winner.
   The game features two difficulty levels using the Difficulty Switch on the Atari 2600. In 'B' position, the player can move from goal to goal much quickly than the 'A' position.

More details about this game can be found on

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server or
Buy original game or Atari 2600 console at, or

The newest version of this game can be purchased on, or

Similar games:
NBA Jam Double Dribble Baseball R.B.I. Baseball Pete Rose Baseball
NBA Jam Double Dribble Baseball R.B.I. Baseball Pete Rose Baseball



Text of the website is available under the Creative Commons 3.0 License.