Looney Tunes B-Ball

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Looney Tunes B-Ball
Looney Tunes B-Ball
Cover art
Developer(s) Sculptured Software[1]
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Sunsoft[1]
Designer(s) Ned Martin[1]
Composer(s) Mark Ganus[1]
James Hebdon[1]
Kingsley Thurber[1]
Paul Webb[1]
Roy Wilkins[1]
Platform(s) Super NES
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Arcade-style traditional basketball game[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Looney Tunes B-Ball is a basketball video game released for the SNES in 1995. It was developed by the now-defunct Sculptured Software.

Gameplay[edit]

Looney Tunes B-Ball is an arcade-style basketball game starring the Looney Tunes. It is similar to other arcade-style basketball games of the 16-bit era, such as NBA Jam.

The game features 2-on-2 gameplay. Up to four human players can play simultaneously with a SNES Multitap. Players can collect gems on the court to purchase in-game power-ups, such as a protective forcefield or a cream pie to throw at opponents. Another power-up which can be purchased is a character-unique, signature, long-range shot (for a 3-point field goal). These shots can only be used by a character on his defensive side of the court & his team has the funds to do so, but the shot always travels in the direction of the goal his team is attacking. The game ball will, at random, turn into a dog which will run around the court & automatically does this when a shot-clock violation occurs. The game also features in-game cheat codes, which can be used at any time in the game, and are activated by specific sequential button presses.

Characters included[edit]

Long Range Shot: Drop kicks/punts the ball down the court

Long Range Shot: Spins a few times, then tosses the ball down the court

Long Range Shot: Gobbles up the ball, then spits it out down the court

Long Range Shot: Tosses ball up, then skeet-style shoots it with his classic hunting rifle down the court

Long Range Shot: Tosses ball up, then a magnet pops up out of the ball pulling it towards the goal down the court

Long Range Shot: Tosses ball up as it turns into a dog, then swats it tennis-style as the dog/ball whimpers down the court

Long Range Shot: Ties a rocket around the ball, then holds it high above his head & lets it go down the court. This does backfire & explode on him randomly, causing a jump-ball to resume play.

Long Range Shot: Bounces the ball hard off the court while doing a body-slam, causing him to face-plant into the ground as the ball sails down the court.

Reception[edit]

There are no formal reviews of the game by any current major video game reviewers, but user reviews generally rank the game high. The GameSpot composite user review score is 8.5.[2]

References[edit]

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