Wayback Wednesday: World League Basketball Video Retrospective

Dunking in World League Basketball

Welcome to Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! This is a feature where we look back on yesteryear, dig into the archives, indulge in some nostalgia, and in some cases, wonder just what we were thinking. Check in every Wednesday for features and retrospectives on old basketball video games, old NLSC editorials published as-is with added commentary, and other flashback content.

As promised, I have a new video retrospective for this week’s Wayback Wednesday! Today, I’m taking a look back at an old favourite of mine that I’ve wanted to talk about in more detail for some time now. It’s a basketball game for the Super Nintendo called World League Basketball…well, the game that I own is called World League Basketball, anyway. Depending on where you lived when this game was released in 1992, you might have known it as NCAA Basketball, or perhaps Super Dunk Shot.

It’s a game that was, in some ways, ahead of its time, and it’s definitely worth reminiscing about. With that said, let’s take a look back…way back…

Check it out here on our YouTube channel if you can’t see the embedded video. Stay tuned for more video retrospectives, columns, stuff from the archives, and other Wayback Wednesday content!

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December 24, 2015 10:51 am

I grew up playing NCAA Basketball for the SNES. A game with underrated gameplay for it’s time. I would use Georgetown, Naylor at center and Tapp coming off the bench, jacking threes with Larson. Truly ahead of it’s time.

Two games I played when I was younger that I think you would like to do one of these segments on. NCAA Final Four basketball by COOLROM, and NCAA Final Four 99 with Paul Pierce on the cover and Quinn Buckner doing the commentary. Both of those game have a place in classic basketball game history. Don’t forget NBA Fastbreak 98 as well, the first basketball game made by Visual Concepts, and NBA in the Zone 2.. which had hidden legends and solid gameplay. Also, Coach K College Basketball, College Slam (College equivalent of NBA Jam, it was a deep game where you could even change your players names… You could also change your players names in NCAA Final Four Basketball by CoolRom), and Dick Vitales AWESOME BABY college basketball (Similar format to this game). I owned all the basketball games in my comment and more!

Love these videos, keep up the great work!