In 1986, magic arrived at arcades everywhere in the form of Double Dribble, Konami's Western-friendly remake of their Japanese game Exciting Basketball. It's the kind of game that rarely gets mentioned when it comes to citing the best video games of its time, but once it enters the conversation, elicits genuine moments of nostalgia for anyone who grew up in that time. It was just that good, employing one of the craziest versions of virtual basketball we have ever seen. Free throw shots after charge fouls? Okay. Three-point shoot-out competitions after every quarter? Suck it, NBA Live. Offering the choice of playing the green team or the red team? Perfect. But the game's virtues don't stop there. In honor of 25 years of simply existing, we're fouling out and offering six reasons why we still think it's that damn good.

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