From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the video game. For the Garfield and Friends episode, see Basket Brawl.
For actual brawls in basketball games, see Violence in sports.
Cover art
Atari 7800 box cover
Developer(s) Atari
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) Atari 7800 (original)
Atari Lynx
Release date(s) 7800
  • NA: 1990

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

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".