The Evolution of Basketball Video Games

Basketball (1978)

Atari's Basketball at least brings the game out of two dimensions so you can "dribble" past the opposition, but we're still talking about one-on-one basketball with only the barest resemblance to the actual game. At least there were steals and blocks, and apparently the AI was actually decent-for an Atari game. The 8-bit version added nets to the hoops and allowed you to play 2-on-2. Progress!

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