Hoops (video game)

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North American cover art
Developer(s) Aicom[1]
Publisher(s) Jaleco[1]
Designer(s) Kenji Nakajima[2]
Hiroshi Kazama[2]
Composer(s) Kiyoshi Yokoyama
Dōta Andō
Masaki Nagakura
Platform(s) Family Computer[1]/NES
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Half-court basketball[3]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to 2 players)
Distribution Family Computer cartridge

Hoops is an NES basketball video game that was released in 1988 for a Japanese audience and in 1989 for a North American audience. In Japan, the game is known as Moero!! Junior Basket - Two on Two (燃えろ!!ジュニアバスケット ツー オン ツー?),[4] which a part of "Moero!!" sports series.

The game is done in a half court style with the player having a choice to disable or enable winners outs. No fouls are called. There is also an around the world mode that allows players to focus on making baskets without worrying about the charging, pushing, and traveling fouls that are found in the standard mode of play.

Characters in the game consist of Mr. Doc, Jammer, Barbie (no relation to the fashion doll), Face, Bomber, Zap, Legs, and Wiz.[5][6]

Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3.5/5 stars

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Designer/composer information". MobyGames. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Genre information". RF Generation. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Japanese title". Superfamicom.org. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Character information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Character information (second reference)". Nintendo Nerds. Retrieved 2012-04-22.