Atari: The 1st Basketball Video Game

David Astramskas, David AstramskasAbout the Author
Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

| November 6th, 2011 | 432 Views

Sometimes when I hear people complaining about the NBA Live games or movements I think back to the basketball games I grew up on and how bad ass each was at that time.

There was Double Dribble for Nintendo with the frame by frame close up the dunker in slow motion.  Then there was the NBA Jam arcade game in 1992 which took more of my quarters than the school lunch lady.  The next big game was NBA Live 95.  The EA series existed before 95 but it wasn’t anything to brag about.   Over the next 15 years the games got so advanced that even Arthur C Clarke wouldn’t of been able to predict it’s abilities after playing the original basketball game for Atari in 1978.

So now I present you with the breathtaking “Basketball” for the Atari 2600
If you watch this video and realize you can’t live without then head over to Ebay and purchase it for the hefty price of $4.99

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