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  opened by paleface at 15:08:50 05/01/24  
  last modified by paleface at 18:22:50 06/26/24  
  paleface [sys=PS3; cat=Sports; reg=J]
Downloadable PS1 game from the JP PS Store on PS3 for ~$4, which happened to be about as much as I had sitting around in my JP PSN account, so... : P
Lacks the 2-on-2 mode and about half the characters of the PS1 port of the arcade follow-up, "1 on 1 Government"--PS1 version is Simple 1500 Series Vol.30: The Basket ~ 1 on 1 Plus ~ (see entry 15) (but Plus says "1 on 1 Government" right on the title screen of the 1 on 1 mode ^ _^).
And gameplay is half-court rather than Plus' full-court, so if there's a steal, the players reset to mid-court with their positions swapped.
Chunky with wild sorta interlacing artifacts when played through RPCS3. ; )
  paleface 18:29:59 05/02/24 [sys=PS1]
You can get an ISO (bin & cue) usable in DuckStation from a PS3 PS Store PS1 game using PSXtract2021: (cmd: psxtract -c eboot.pbp).
  paleface 18:17:13 06/26/24

In DuckStation.
Cool characters and a tidy half-court 1-on-1 basketball set-up rendered a bit useless by immensely convoluted controls that include separate buttons for dribbling left or right, a shoulder button that does uh I forget, having to press UP as well as the circle button to do a proper jump shot, and fighting-game-style quarter-circle motion inputs for special moves unique to each of the eight playable characters.
Tried it on an arcade stick but that made the l/r dribbling buttons even more confusing. : P
This all gets tidied up and streamlined in the follow-up, "Simple 1500 Series Vol.30: The Basket ~ 1 on 1 Plus ~."
This prequel though IS downloadable from the JP PS3 PS Store. Not really worth the ~$4 though considering the much-improved sequel.
Concept, character designs and illustrations by "Slam Dunk" and "Vagabond" manga artist Takehiko Inoue.
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· Baskelian (PS2)
· Simple 1500 Series Vol.30: The Basket ~ 1 on 1 Plus ~ (PS1)

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