All-Pro Basketball

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All-Pro Basketball
Basic Information
Video Game
Vic Tokai
NES Cartridge
NES Controller
Family Computer and NES
Retail Features
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Nintendo Entertainment System
December 1989
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Family Computer
July 211989
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All-Pro Basketball, known as Zenbei!! Pro Basketball in Japan, is a Basketball video-game developed by Aicom and published by Vic Tokai for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is played using two teams of 5 players on a full length basketball court, and a roster of 8 different fictional teams.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

There are four modes of gameplay. 1-Player, which pits you in a solo match against a computer opponent. 2-Player, which is a co-op match against a computer opponent. Versus, which is a 2 player mode that pits you against each other. And finally, Watch, which oddly enough, allows you to watch a computer simulated match. The court is displayed in a vertical fashion, from a top-down perspective, revealing only half of the court at a time. If the ball travels past the half-court line, the screen goes black temporarily and changes over to the other half of the court (which looks identical, save for the color of the floorboards). This is done to alert the player that they have travelled to a different side of the court. When a player attempts a slam dunk, gameplay will pause and cut to a detailed animation of the maneuver.

Teams[edit | edit source]

  • New York Slicks (New York Knickerbockers)
  • Chicago Zephyrs (Chicago Bulls)
  • Boston Redcoats (Boston Celtics)
  • Los Angeles Breakers (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Dallas Stallions (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Phoenix Wings (Phoenix Suns)
  • Seattle Sonics (Seattle Supersonics)
  • San Francisco Bayriders (Golden State Warriors)

Reception[edit | edit source]

Stan Stepanic of Game Freaks 365 rated this as the second best basketball title on the NES, citing reasons such as its innovative usage of a vertically-scrolling court and a well-programmed, computer-AI defense. His score in its gameplay category was nearly a perfect 10. He states: "It's definitely worth a look for even the casual NES gamer, and I assure you if you take the time to learn it's intricacies, you'll be happy in the end".

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