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Basketbrawl cover art (Atari 7800).jpg
Atari 7800 box cover
Developer(s) Atari
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) Atari 7800
Atari Lynx
Release 7800
  • NA: 1990

Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Basketbrawl is a video game released for the Atari 7800 in 1990,[1] then later for the Atari Lynx in 1992. It is a sports simulation which allows hitting and fighting with other players. The name is a portmanteau of the words basketball and brawl. Basketbrawl is similar to the 1989 Midway arcade game Arch Rivals which had the tagline "A basket brawl!"

Atari released another sports/fighting combo for the Atari 7800 in 1990 as Ninja Golf. Both were in the final 11 games published by Atari for that system in 1990-91 before dropping support.


In a 1992 review, Robert Jung gave the Lynx version a 4 out of 10, concluding that "Basketbrawl takes an idea loaded with potential, then removes most of the excitement by combining weak sports action and weak combat action."[2]


  1. ^ "Atari 7800 Basketbrawl". AtariAge. 
  2. ^ Jung, Robert. "LYNX: Basketbrawl".