The Evolution of Basketball Video Games

NBA Basketball (1980)

NBA Basketball for the Intellivsion is a real odd duck. It's the first officially licensed NBA basketball game-the logo is right there on the box-but it features no actual teams or players. Home team is red; visitors are green. So I guess you can it Bulls vs. Celtics or something. The court features a paint area and free throw line, but no 3-point arc. (To be fair, the 3-pointer had just been introduced in the 1979-80 season.) Also, the players look kind of like Gummi worms.

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