Basketball Nightmare is an apt name for this game –
Your task is to navigate five stages, each a minute long that comprise one course. The stages and courses get progressively more difficult and as with all coin-
The versus mode allows two players to choose from several human teams but I couldn’t see the monster teams on there. Sounds like a pretty good idea. Or it would be if the basketball wasn’t so terrible.
Initially it looks like a zoomed in version of the horrendous World Soccer, complete with tiny arrows above the players you’re controlling. It looks colourful but blurs almost instantly. The “1” button changes player, shoots and also tackles, I think, whilst the “2” button passes the button. Nothing seems to make sense. When you press the pass button, it chooses a teammate completely at random which is really annoying. The select player and tackle button never seems to work. The first CPU opponents will score and score and score on you, they never miss. Which means that when you’ve got the ball you’ve got to score. There is a “trick”, whereby you can lose the CPU player by running up and then toward the net, double tapping the shoot button. This brings up an impressive cut scene of your player (or the opposition) doing a nice somersault and dunking the ball (see earlier comment about team cohesion).
There is no reason to pick this game up again after the first ass-
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