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Play By Play

Play By Play - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A basketball game where players can select between several NBA teams.

Play By Play was produced by Konami in 1998.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Play By Play was produced include: Konami System 573, Tokimeki Memorial Oshiete Your Heart, Terraburst, Total Vice, Solar Assault, Beatmania, Beatmania 2nd Mix, Evil Night, Fighting Bujutsu Fighting Wu-Shu, and Fisherman's Bait: A Bass Challenge


Name Play By Play
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9039
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Raster: Medium Resolution
  • Color: Color
  • Standard or Medium Resolution can be chosen using Dip Switch 8.

Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 8
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - ShootPassBlock
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Play By Play Control Panel Image
Side Art Play By Play Side Art Image

Game Introduction

A basketball game that is similar to NBA Showtime - NBA On NBC.

Game Play

Select a team and try to get to the NBA Finals. You start in the 1st round. Win 3 games and you'll advance to the 2nd round. Win 4 games, and you'll advance to the Conference Finals. Win another 4 games, and you'll earn the right to play in the NBA finals. Win all 4 games here and it's over.

Play By Play KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The hardware is same as used by Gradius IV - Fukkatsu. A linked PCB is needed to link other cabinets together.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Play By Play Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Play By Play collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Play By Play circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


Uses Konami's Hornet hardware system.

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