This game imagined a bizarre world in which basketball (or "basketbrawl," as the game would say) was some kind of WWE-esque event where there were no rules and plenty of pushing and also strangely tame cheerleaders. But here's the thing: it's from developer Midway, meaning this game leads directly to one of basketball's all-time greatest games, NBA Jam. The two-on-two play is there, and Arch Rivals can stake its claim as one of the first in a long line of basketball games that decided to run directly away from simulation and towards a gonzo fantasy of what the game could be.
Arch Rivals (1990)
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