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Basketbrawl - Atari 7800

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If the game e­mu­la­ti­on spe­ed is low, you can try to in­cre­a­se it by re­lo­a­ding this pa­ge with­out a­ds or cho­o­se a­no­ther e­mu­la­tor from this table.


Other platforms:

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



Game info:
Basketbrawl - box cover
box cover
Game title: Basketbrawl
Console: Atari 7800
Author (released): Atari (1990)
Genre: Sport Mode: Multiplayer
Design: David Axt, John Hamilton, Craig Erickson, Jennifer Hamilton, ...
Music: Matt Scott
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

225 kB
Download: not available (stream only)

Game size:

52 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Basketbrawl is a video game released for the Atari 7800 in 1990, then later for the Atari Lynx in 1992. It is a sports simulation which allows hitting and fighting with other players. The name is a portmanteau of the words basketball and brawl. Basketbrawl is similar to the 1989 Midway arcade game Arch Rivals which had the tagline 'A basket brawl!'
   In a desperate attempt to stop inner-city gang wars, the city leaders organized a basketball league. The league is scheduled to play on three courts: a street, a junkyard, and a rooftop. The mayor figured that a friendly game of hoops would be a much more peaceful way to settle disputes. He was wrong.
   You can choose 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 game modes. There are six characters to choose from (ten in Atari Lynx version); each with their own health, speed, and power attributes. Each player without the ball can jump to block a shot or punch there opponent to get the ball. There's also an option to perform a power throw on an opposing player. Players with the ball can shoot or pass. Power ups appear on the court at random instances. These power up one attribute for the player. For example, the lightning power up increases the player's speed.
   The referee does not call fouls, but does hurl knives at the players.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game or Atari 7800 console on Amazon.com or eBay.com.

Find digital download of this game on GOG or Steam.

 
Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Basketbrawl was de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 7800, which was vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of third ge­ne­ra­tion ma­nu­fac­tu­red by A­ta­ri in the years 1984 - 1992. It was ful­ly back­ward-com­pa­ti­ble with the A­ta­ri 2600 with si­g­ni­fi­cant­ly im­pro­ved gra­phics hard­wa­re. How­e­ver, the con­so­le was not suc­ces­s­ful and less than 4 mil­li­on u­nits at a u­nit pri­ce of $ 80 we­re sold. Al­so the cur­rent ga­mes li­bra­ry con­tai­nes less than 100 ga­mes de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 7800. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on a­bout the this con­so­le can be found here.


Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.

 
Available online emulators:

3 different online emulators are available for Basketbrawl. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Basketbrawl are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES YES
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
RetroGames.cc JavaScript YES YES YES NO


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