Summary: This game is not as bad as previous reviewers have made it look. It is missing quite a few teams and it is missing the season mode, however... It has an interesting new tournament mode that allows all 64 teams (your choice) to play wherever and whoever you want. You can also create- a - team with jersey, stadium, a list of players that you can make look however you would like, and even your choice of coach, logo and location.
Game play is great, though other things are missing.
12 April 2002
Summary: Let me start by saying that this game plays great and I, play wise, it surpasses NBA Live by leaps and bounds. This is the first March Maddness game I've played, so I must admit that I have little else to compare it to.The compunter knows when to hold the ball and when to rush it's shot against the clock.
Summary: Unlike what others say I like playing this game. The gameplay is very realistic. The graphics are pretty sharp and the AI is actually good at defense. The reason why this game is a failure in most peoples minds is that you can only do three things: play a regular game, play in the NCAA tournament, and create a school which you can use to do the other two options. There is no season mode which was very shocking to me considering that it isn't that hard to add to the game.
Brian Forrester "Brian Forrester, Noblesville IN", Amazon
31 January 2002
Summary: I'm writing this review a little differently. I'm writing it in comparison to the Live franchise. As I'm sure you're already aware, there is no season or dynasty gameplay option in MM 2002. While this GREATLY detracts from the single player experience, the game's gameplay itself is GREATLY improved over the Live series. Let's start with the rebounding. On Live 2001 and 2002, you more often than not chase down loose balls as rebounds.
Summary: The game was not all that bad. I give it four stars because of the gameplay and the graphics. The bad part is the no season or dynasty mode. If season or dynasty, this would probably be the best college basketball game ever. You almost did it EA Sports, but you just fell short!