Atari Basketball

Arcade Video game published 41 years ago by Atari, Inc.

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Atari Basketball © 1979 Atari.

An old black and white basketball game.
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Cabinet dimensions :
70.18 inches (178.26cm) high
29.5 inches (74.93cm) wide
78.8 inches (200.15cm) deep.

Monitor : 23-inch B/W.

Game ID : 034756-034766

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 750 Khz)
Sound Chips : Discrete (@ 750 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 4

Players : 2
Control : trackball
Buttons : 1

Diameter of trackball : 4.5 inches (11.43cm)


Atari Basketball was released in May 1979.

The large trackball used in this game is the same one used in "Atari Football", "Atari Baseball", and "Atari Soccer", as well as the Upright and Cockpit versions of "Missile Command".

An Atari Basketball unit appears in the 1982 movie 'Tron'.

Michael Jackson used to own this game (upright). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


Designed and programmed by : Chris Downend


Game's ROM.
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