|Some of the one-two alley-oop moves |
are fantastic to watch, for players on either side.
Anyway, what can you possibly do with basketball that hasn't been covered by the hundreds of NBA games already available? Generally speaking, absolutely nothing. Unless you're the producers of EAs' NBA Street.
This little beauty fuses three-on-three arcade-style basketball with the stunt-combo system from SSX Tricky, thereby creating a beatifully fluid sports game that ought to be appealing to any console fan.
|Teams can be mixed gender, if you want.|
And the special moves are superb. By playing through the one-player mode, you'll be able to buy increasingly spectacular tricks, and apter a short time you'll be disappointed if you don't get at least ten of them into every attack.
It's still basketball, of course, but it's just an incredibly slick, playable take on the sport.
The presentation matches the quality of the gameplay, featuring a range of hip-hop tunes available in standard radio versions, or interactive remixes that react to the on-court action.
|That's Michael Jordan. He's in there too.|
Beating the various solo modes earns reward points to spend o items such as clothing or customised abilities. The players you design can then be imported into other teams of current and former NBA players, or mixed with the larger-than-life boss characters you can win by defeating the computer.
Street Vol 2's the biggest and most enjoyable basketball game in ages.
A cracking basketball game that almost negates the need for realistic sports sims. Why play serious when this is twice as much fun?
Fast and frious. / Fantastic dunks. / ridiculous amount of unlockable stuff.
No three-point showdown mode. / Replays aren't all that impressive
|The action was obviously too intense for the bloke in the|
foreground, who's turned away to compose himself.
|The more tricks you do, the better you score.|