Excerpt: After a less-than-thrilling NBA experience with 989’s NBA , basketball fans finally have a game to get into. Though it’s a slightly cut down version of the console version, NBA Street Showdown still manages to provide a top-notch arcade experience. NBA Showdown delivers in the presentation department. The game sticks to the more realistic-vision of the game seen in NBA Street Volume 3 rather than the over-exaggerated style seen in the game’s first two iterations.
Excerpt: Perhaps the most attractive sports game in the ever widening, Xtreme EA Big! portfolio is the NBA Street series. It’s based on Street Basketball, or Streetball, which is a real and equally popular, if less official, version of the sport or Basketball. In New York basketball mythology, Rucker Park in Harlem and The Cage in Lower Manhattan are every bit as famous as Madison Square Gardens.
Excerpt: What is it about sports that turn people into whooping animals who suddenly get the urge to yell things like "Oh snap!" and "He just juked you out of your socks!"? Well whatever it is the popular line of EA Big sports games have definitely bottled it and smothered it onto a game disc with their ever popular NBA Street series. Never heard of it?
Excerpt: As its title implies, NBA Street Showdown is a street style basketball game featuring NBA superstars. The game shares quite a bit in common with Midway's NBA Jam franchise, which used to be popular during the mid-1990's. Games are 3-on-3, dunks and tricks are commonplace, and you don't have to worry about fouls or free-throws (because they're not in the game). All 30 NBA teams are represented and there are a number of fictional teams and ballers as well.
Conclusion: NBA Street Showdown seems to share the same syndrome other EA PSP launch titles have. Long on content, but the execution is missing something. Tiger Woods had a filthy loading delay, Need for Speed Underground Rivals had slowdown, and Street Showdown has responsivity niggles. But like the others, it's damn deep for an arcade style game, and the deficiencies are well outweighed by the potential playing time involved.
Pros: You get a whole lot of hoops in a small package, The speed and look has been retained in the transition to small screen
Cons: Teeny control delay makes life tougher than it should be
Summary: Vous êtes tout petit et on riait de vous à l'école quand vous faisiez du basket en EPS ? Rassurez-vous : vous allez pouvoir vous venger en défiant tout le monde n'importe où, même dans les chiottes ! La classe ? Bof pas forcément...
Pros: Petits jeux bonus, On peut enfin faire du basket de rue dans les chiottes, Fidèle à la version console de salon...
Cons: ... mais trop fidèle !, Gamebreaker gâchant le gameplay, Bande-son uniquement composée de rap