Takin' It to the Hoop

a game by Aicom Corporation
Platform: PC Engine
Genre: Sports
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 2 reviews
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Takin' It to the Hoop
Takin' It to the Hoop
Takin' It to the Hoop
Takin' It to the Hoop

The first 16-Bit basketball game to appear is on the Turbo and does it ever look great! You control an entire team of players against a friend or a group of computer-controlled players. Takin' it to the Hoop incorporates several different screens, including a scrolling court, wide variety of players who each have their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as reserve players and different forms of offense and defense allow you to tailor this game from beginning to end. There are even tournament and league play options! The game's strong point is its exceptional graphics, however, with the close-up slam dunk and free throw animations especially detailed. For basketball fans, this Turbo card is a must!

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Game Reviews

Takin' it to the Hoop is the first of the 16-Bit basketball contests. Hoop uses comical caricatures of all the players, who each possess different abilities and weaknesses, while on the court. This colorful display turns into a highly detailed and fully animating cinemascope whenever a player goes for a slam-dunk or shoots on the free-throw line. Additional options expand the game into full league tournaments or offer multiplayer combo play.

People say:

6.0

Takin' it to the Hoop looks great in the close-ups, but has a few too many pastels during regular play. Once you get the basics of moving and passing the ball down, the game becomes interesting, but unfortunately it becomes repetitive as well. Playing a game is O.K. - playing a season is tedious.

8.0

A fantastic basketball game! Not as fast-paced as Double Dribble, but with graphics that are considerably better, Hoop puts more personality into play with a whole bench of back-ups. Close-up shots are highly detailed and uses different angles. The best basketball game to date.

6.0

Another video game basketball game that looks good and has new features for league play, but is no where near as fast or action-packed as my favorite video basket game, Double Dribble. If you absolutely need a basketball game, and all you have is the Turbo, then get it.

7.0

Takin' it to the Hoop looks great, but plays just like any other basketball game on the market. The options for team changes are good, but the whole thing simply plays too slow to develop any real "action". Not bad, but not that thrilling either.

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