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: Electronic Arts delivers another fine handheld adaptation with NBA Street Showdown. While the box shows it to be an NBA Street V3 rip, Showdown takes some of the best parts of the NBA Street series and compresses them to a sharp PSP equivalent. Like the three NBA Street games on consoles, it does not leave much out.