Magic Johnson's Basketball is fast-paced basketball for up to two players.
Press 1, 2 or 3 to begin.
Each game consists of four quarters. At the end of a quarter, the referee will
sound his whistle and play will stop. Pressing either of the fire buttons will
begin the next quarter. If the score is tied at the final buzzer, additional quarters will be
played until a winner is determined.
At the start of each quarter, a jumpball is played to decide which team gains
initial possession of the ball. The referee throws the ball into the air, and
each team jumps and tries to knock the ball to a teammate.
On offense, go for 2 or 3 pointers, depending on your distance when you shoot
a ball. On defense, guard your basket from the other team and even try to
steal the ball. Don't forget to go for the rebound.
Once the offense has entered their opponents half of the court, they are not
permitted to carry or pass the ball back across the center line. If they do, a
back court violation occurs and the ball is given to their opponent for an in-
Only 5 team fouls are permitted each quarter. Each additional foul awards 2
free throws to the offended side. If the fouling team has under 5 at the time
of the foul, then an inbound is awarded to the other team. Exceptions are:
a) the player is fouled while shooting and the shot is good - 1 free throw awarded.
b) the defense fouls a player during an inbound - 2 free throws awarded.
One point is awarded for each successful free throw. If the ball does
not go in after the last free throw, the ball becomes live. Both teams may
grab the rebound. If it does go in, the other team takes possession.
* Want to score? Get as close to the net as possible before you shoot.
* Want to steal the ball? Get close to the ball and press the fire button
* Guarded too closely? Pass the ball to a teammate by pressing the fire button.
But be careful, the other team can intercept the ball.
* Want to swap control to your teammate? On offense, just pass him the ball.
On defense, press the fire button and the arrow will move to the other player.
Now Get Ready To Catch The Magic!