Basketball Nightmare

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Basketball Nightmare
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Sports

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
£24.95[1][2] 7025
Sega Master System
299[3]F 7025
Sega Master System
DM ? 7025
Sega Master System
?Ptas 7025
Sega Master System
733 CSK ?
Sega Master System
$? ?
Sega Master System
R$? 024080

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Basketball Nightmare is a sports game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Master System.

Production credits

  • Game Design: Yoshiyuki
  • Programmer: Battler Fairlady Twin Turbo, 300ZX Nkoichi
  • Designer: Tommy Ha Okorarenai, Ore Tensai Yamguchi, Watashi Tomocyan Ga Iina, Yasuo Te Wakatuki
  • Music: Tokiwa Dota, Ice Nagakura
  • Copyright 1989 by: Sega Enterprises

Players take control of a high-school basketball team and attempt to defeat various teams based on monsters from Japanese mythology. In two player mode, monsters are not avaiable and players can only play as human teams of various countries. Besides the skin color and uniforms of the players, there is no difference between human teams.

Rival Teams (One Player Mode)

Stage 1: Werewolves

Stage 2: Kappas (Little Turtles in Manual)

Stage 3: Hitotsume-Kozou (Little Cyclopses in Manual)

Stage 4: Vampires (Blood Suckers in Manual)

Stage 5: Old Women (Witches of Northwick in Manual)

Stage 6: Tengus (Tengun Terrors in Manual)

Human Teams (Two Player Mode)

United States Japan China East Germany Cuba Soviet Union Canada France

Magazine articles

Main article: Basketball Nightmare/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #100: "March 1990" (1990-02-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #30: "March 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[4]
  • ACE (UK) #31: "April 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[5]
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #101: "April 1990" (1990-03-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #32: "May 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[6]
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #102: "May 1990" (1990-04-16)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
56 [7]
42 [8]
61 [9]
70 №25
76 [3]
53 [10]
60 [11]
90 [12]
88 [13]
Sega Master System
Based on
9 reviews

Master System, EU
BasketballNightmare EU cover.jpg
Basketball Nightmare Cartridge.jpg
Basketball Nightmare SMS EU Manual.pdf
Master System, AU

Master System, BR
BasketballNightmare BR cover.jpg
Master System, BR (newer)
BasketballNightmare BR alt cover.jpg
Master System, Benelux Union
BasketballNightmare BX box front.jpg
Master System, MX

BasketballNightmare MX box back.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
CRC32 0DF8597F
MD5 0069B1BD9C5B6B88ACE6324D7E61539F
SHA-1 0FA1156931C83763BC6906EFCE75045327CDD7AA
256kB Cartridge (EU)