Classic Game Room HD reviews BASKETBALL for Atari 2600 from 1978. Basketball is a one on one game where players face each other in a battle to the death.. I mean a battle to the highest score!! Shoot the block at the line and hope for the best, it's basketball! This ancient basketball game shows how far basketball video games have come. Atari Basketball is fun when playing against a friend but suffers from a sloppy computer opponent who cheats and has bad breath. Black on a color television (preferably with wood grain) or black and white, Basketball is simple and easy to play. This CGR review of Basketball has gameplay from Atari 2600 Basketball showing game play in video from this old school retro sports game from back in the day.