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Double Dribble NES Video Game

Free Online Web Browser NES Game Play. This NES emulator supports mobile touch devices (i.e Iphone). Complete instructions and keyboard controls towards bottom of the page.

Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.



Double Dribble(tm)




The World Championship Is At Your Fingertips

You're 5 on 5 against mighty Los Angeles in a championship series deadlocked
at three games apiece. The last six meetings have been grueling. Your 
opponent's defense has been brutal, his offense awesome. But you've managed to
hang through, running your game plan, crashing the glass, forcing turnovers, 
and firing in three point bombs.

Now it's crunch time. The final game. And though your team is battered and 
bruised they still have speed to drive the lane, muscle to power past picks, 
talent to break free underneath, and most importantly enough heart to win.

So, primed for victory, you charge into the arena. Fans packed to the rafters
cheer from the edge of their seats. Thousands of reporters wait to make you 
the hero or the goat.

It's all or nothing. And you're up for the challenge. Because you're a pro,
ready to be crowned champion of the world.


How to begin

The Pre Game Warm Ups

Double Dribble, the first 5 on 5, full court home basketball game, can be
played by either one or two players. If only one person plays. use control 1
and take on the computer. If you want to compete against another player, both
controls are used.

Whether one or two persons play, the winner is determined by who has the most
points when the final buzzer sounds.

To set up the action, press the START button on either of your controls. This
creates a screen showing three categories - TIME, TEAM, LEVEL - and an END
selection. (See Select Screen on page 5) Each category gives you options to
choose from.

For TIME, your options are 5:00, 10:00, 20:00 and 30:00 minute periods. For
TEAM, you select one of four top contenders: Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago or
New York, with each team's jersey color represented at the bottom left corner
of the screen. (When only one person plays, the opponent is automatically
Boston.) And for LEVEL, you can choose from LEVELS 1, 2, and 3, with LEVEL 3
being the most challenging.

To make your selection in each category, press the A buton. The player at the
bottom right of the screen will take a set shot, and when the ball swishes
through the net your option in that category will advance.

After you've reached the desired option, press the CONTROL PAD down. By 
pressing the pad down you will move the selection arrow from one category to
the next.

After all three category selections have been made - TIME, TEAM and LEVEL - 
take a final shot at the END basket. Now your game is set up.

The playing of the National Anthem fades, an overhead view of the court 
appears, and the two teams take the court. The Jump Ball is automatic, and to
control the tip you must press button B on your control.

To learn how to maneuver the players see the OFFENSIVE and DEFENSIVE CONTROL
diagrams on page 6.


Offensive Control

Control Pad
Allows you to move only the flashing player in eight different directions.

Select Button
Not used during game conditions.

Start Button
Starts and pauses the action.

B Button
Lets you shoot the ball. Press button to jump. Release it to shoot. Also use
the B button when shooting free throws.

A Button
Aim your man toward the nearest receiver who will begin flashing and press A 
button to pass. Also use A button when taking the ball out of bounds.

Defensive Control

Control Pad
Moves your flashing defenseman.

Select Button
Not used during game conditions.

Start Button
Starts and pauses the action.

B Button
This is used when your flashing defenseman is out of position. When pressed,
it switches your control to a defenseman closest to the opponent with the

A Button
This is your steal button. To steal the ball, you must first get in front of
the ball carrier and then press the A button.


The Game Screen

Period (One game consists of 4 periods)
1 player score
2 player or computer score
Remaining time

Fouls: Blocking and pushing.

1. Traveling
2. Holding the ball without dribbling for 5 seconds.
3. Not getting the ball across half court in 10 seconds.
4. Not taking a shot within 24 seconds of taking possession.


The Slam Screen

When your offensive man breaks into the open and drives for an uncontested
lay-in, the slam screen will automatically appear, and one of three rim 
rockin' slams will light up the stadium.

The style of slam is randomly chosen by the computer.


In-Bounding The Ball

Getting the ball in bounds is a key fundamental of the game. Aim your coolest,
most level-headed player toward a teammate, which will cause the teammate to
start flashing. Then, while holding down the control pad, push button A.

But remember. You only have five seconds to get the ball into play or it's a

The Three Points

Just like the pros, your home court has a three point line to challenge your
team's best shooter. So if you have the touch to launch pin-point jumpers from
way out, you're awarded three points instead of two.


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