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Magic Johnson's Fast Break

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Title Screen

Magic Johnson's Fast Break

Developer: Software Creations
Publisher: Tradewest
Platform: NES
Released in US: March 1990


CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


Not to be confused with Magic Johnson's Breakfast.

Debug Monitor

Magic Johnson's Fast Break-debug.png

Setting the RAM address $002C to value $80 enables a simple debug monitor during the game. It shows the main frame counter and some other variables, and can be enabled any time, but if enabled at the title screen or game menus, doesn't show anything except main counter.

Unused Text

Several Software Creations games (Sky Shark, Target Renegade, Pictionary, Terminator 2, Treasure Master) had their empty space padded with copyright/credits text, rather than 00 or FF, as most other games did. Fast Break contains the following text:

 FAST BREAK     1989
     PROGRAMMER   KEVIN EDWARDS
     ARTIST       MARK WILSON
     MUSICIAN     TIM FOLLIN
  SOFTWARE CREATIONS LTD
FIRST FLOOR    204 OXFORD ROAD
MANCHESTER    M1 5QA
GREAT BRITAIN
TEL 061 236 1154
FAX 061 236 824

Note that there are no actual line feed symbols in the text; each line is a fixed length, padded with spaces.