Surely there are a few other Amiga basketball games back then, better than this one but Double Dribble offers an arcade-style gameplay quite good. It gives a very good illusion of 5 on 5 play, but after a while I noticed that it's really 3 on 3! Oh yes, two players from each team always seem to stay at the other end of the scrolling court! The play is fast though, with either a human or computer opponent. Note that there are a few certain spots in the court from which it is more probable to score points. For example, it is easier to hit a 3 point shot on the bottom right-hand side corner of the screen! Game's popularity came from its animation sequences showing basketball players performing slam dunks. But frequently you would miss a slam dunk too, depending how close to you the opponent is defending. The player can dribble, shoot from every position (!), dunk, defend, passing, stealing and make fouls. Of course you can switch active players.
Double Dribble is an arcade game actually, not a sports simulation. You won't find any team management option, and if you can live with that, you'll have a slam dunking' good time. Solid fair if nothing outstanding! This was entertaining enough when it first came out on the NES, but ended up being quite dated when it finally reached the Amiga and others.
The Amiga version is naturally inferior to the arcade original in graphics and sound quality, but it does retain the fun gameplay of the original. Graphics and sound are both cute, though I did have some trouble at first keeping the track of which guy I was controlling. Courts are colorful, having all basic details, whilst players move fast and although their tiny size, they are beautifully animated. The game action is a bit slower compared to the arcades too.
Of course there are a few sampled SFX such as ball bouncing, netball swish sound during slam dunks, and with a few random sampled crowd noises and tunes (when scoring).