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 ZX version offers pretty impressive details considering that this is a 1986 game! The game was ported directly to the CPC (as usual...) thus the arena and sprite details are identical to the CPC but with less colors. The playing field is well designed, with animated spectators on the background. An on-court Ad that indicates the Spectrum brand logo is found here as well. The player animations are fun, especially when watching the replays. The ZX sound is typical, featuring a nice intro tune (found on the CPC as well) and a few sound effects during gameplay, such as dribbling and crowd cheering.