Basket Master (also known as Fernando Martin Basket Master) is a funny looking one-on-one basketball game developed for the 8bit home-computers and based its name on the popular Spanish basketball player Fernando Martin who was the first Spaniard ever participating on the NBA.
STORY / GAMEPLAY The game, also known as Fernando Martin Basket Master, is a nice looking one-to-one basket game in which you're playing against the former Spanish player who gave his name to this game or against a friend!! Oh yes, the game offers a two-player mode as well, which is a great and unique feature for its time! Your player can dribble, shoot from every position (!), dunk, defend and...of course, make fouls. The game also features some impressive replay scenes. In terms of difficulty, this is a Dinamic game, which means it's too difficult to play! It's almost impossible to keep the ball for more than a few seconds, especially when your opponent is the computer! Although its high difficulty, the game offers great fun and a few great for its era features, like the zoomed-in replay scenes!
GRAPHICS / SOUND The graphics are good on the C64 version. Although the Amstrad CPC version looks better due to its brighter colors and with a few extra details on the backgrounds and the playing field, the Commodore version runs smoother. Much like all versions, the spectators here are also animated (cheering each time you score). Notice that the Commodore version does not offer the on-court Ads that show the system's logo (as found in all other versions).The player animations are nice, especially when watching the replays. The sprites animation is smoother on the C64 compared to the CPC (and Sinclair ZX). The sound is also good, offering a wonderful main menu tune along with a few in-game, basketball sound effects.