Thursday, July 03, 2008

Hoops Back in the Day

Andrew Liszewski of OhGizmo! rhapsodizes about the glory days of the Commodore 64 classic, Bird vs. Dr. J:

[W]e loved their game for the simple fact that you could shatter the
backboard with a slam dunk. You never knew when it was going to happen, but when it did the backboard would turn into a pixelated mess as it fell to the floor,
and a disgruntled janitor would have to come out and sweep it up before the game
could continue. It was actually a very small part of the game, but as far as my
friends and I were concerned, shattering the backboard after a dunk was probably the greatest accomplishment any NBA player could pull off in their career.

I used to play the hell out of that game myself, usually against my dad or one of the other neighborhood kids. But I played it on one of the most rightfully forgotten computers ever, the Atari 130XE. (I was a stupid kid, but I actually enjoyed that computer at the time) And I fucking loved that game. It was right up there with Hardball when it came to sports games. Thanks for the memories OhGizmo.

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