Hoopplan (Basketball)

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Costs: averages 2.75 GB pounds/turn
URL: http://www.pbmsports.com/hoopplan.htm
Frequency: one per two weeks
Email: danny@pbmsports.com
Type: Sports Simulation
Last-Update: 2001Nov13
Keywords: commercial, open-ended, email, snail, computer, modern, sports

Description

Hoopplan is a simulation of National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball. You are the coach of an NBA club, taking your team through a 80 game regular season, trying to reach and win the NBA Finals.

In Hoopplan we try to make the game work the same way as in real life, with realistic decisions to be made about team coaching and management. The choices you make are the same as you'd have to make in real life. Sometimes you'll have to make tough decisions, whether to sign better players, or develop your stadium and income sources to improve your future finances.

In addition to the management decisions about signing and cutting players you've also got to shuffle your lineups from game to game. You've injuries to contend with, as well as players losing form. You have to decide which players to play, when to play them and who to bring in from the bench when you rest the starters. You also have to decide on tactics for every single game.

Hoopplan is a mixture of a management and coaching game, featuring "game-day" coaching aspects as well as longer-term roster building aspects (including management of the salary cap). For those looking for a mixture of a coaching game and a roster-building game Hoopplan could be just the game you're looking for.

      


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