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RealSports Basketball - Atari 2600 - Self-Published     HTML Manual   

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ATARI 2600
RealSports BASKETBALL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION                      1
2. GAME PLAY                         2
3. USING THE CONTROLLERS             3
4. CONSOLE CONTROLS                  4
5. GAME VARIATIONS                   5
6. SCOREBOARD                        5

1. INTRODUCTION

For real excitement and competition, the name of the game is ATARI
RealSports. The enhanced graphics and realistic sound effects of
the RealSports lineup bring video sports to life! Best of all, you
don't even need an opponent - all of the RealSports games feature a
challenging one-player option that lets you play against the computer.

RealSports Basketball has it all: fast-breaking, board-pounding
basketball action. Play great defense, steal the ball, and drive down court
for the winning point as the clock expires! Play against a friend or the
computer. It's on you - be the best!


2. GAME PLAY 

The basic rules of basketball apply, with some modification.
 
Like regular basketball, the object of ATARI RealSports BASKETBALL
is to score more points than your opponent. You advance the ball
toward the basket by running and passing according to the directions
you select with your Joystick Controller.

Each team has two players. Both players are controlled in unison by
the Joystick.

You can play against the computer in a one-person game; or you can
compete against another person in a two-player game.

The clock runs continuously during plays.

There are no time outs, no penalties, no shot clock, no 3-point shots,
no foul line shots and no running out-of-bounds (player as well as
ball). Each game consists of four quarters.
(Figure 1)


3. USING THE CONTROLLERS

Use your Joystick to:
Direct your two players
Direct your shot/pass (In combination with the fire button)

Use the fire button to:
Pass the ball (In combination with a direction Input by the controller)
Shoot (in combination with a direction input by the controller)

Use your Joystick Controllers with this ATARI Game Program cartridge.
Be sure the controller cables are firmty plugged into the CONTROLLER
jacks at the back of your ATARI 2600 Video Computer System game. For
one-player games, use the Joystick plugged into the LEFT CONTROLLER jack.
Hold the Joystick with the red button to your upper left, toward the
television screen. (See your Owner's Manual for further details.)


            Move Up
Move                 Move
Diagonally     |     Diagonally
            \     /
Move Left  -   +   -  Move Right
            /     \
Move           |     Move
Diagonally           Diagonally
            Move Down


4. CONSOLE CONTROLS

GAME SELECT SWITCH
You can choose a one-player or a two-player game. Press the GAME
SELECT switch until your choice is indicated by the scoreboard. The
LEFT # shows whether it's a 1 or 2 player game. The RIGHT # is the
game variation (1-12).

GAME RESET SWITCH
After you have selected your game, press the GAME RESET switch
to begin a new game.

TV TYPE SWITCH
Set this switch to COLOR if you're playing on a color television set. 
Set It to B-W to play the game in black and white.

DIFFICULTY SWITCHES
The LEFT difficulty switch enables/disables (A/B) the foul detection.
If this feature is enabled, a foul will be called for illegal
contact, which results in the ball being turned over to your opponent.
The RIGHT difficulty switch affects the behavior of the computer's
defense (A - intense, B - relaxed).

NOTE
Always turn the console POWER switch OFF when inserting or removing
an ATARI Game Program cartridge. This will protect the electronic
components and prolong the life of your ATARI 26OO Video Computer
System game.


5. GAME VARIATIONS

1    3:00    Fast    Computer
2    3:00    Slow    Computer
3    5:00    Fast    Computer
4    5:00    Slow    Computer
5    8:00    Fast    Computer
6    8:00    Slow    Computer
7    3:00    Fast    Human
8    3:00    Slow    Human
9    5:00    Fast    Human
10   5:00    Slow    Human
11   8:00    Fast    Human
12   8:00    Slow    Human





6. SCOREBOARD
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Visitors:     |         |
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Home Team:    |         |
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Visitors:     |         |
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Home Team:    |         |
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Visitors:     |         |
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RealSports Baketball

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