Summary: of course you can't expect the ps2 experience to translate to the psp. gameplay is entirely different, even with gamebreakers and such. would make a great way to pass time on long flights or rides if there were mini-games.
Summary: When I read these review I thought this game was going to be amazing but no one mentioned that this game has very bad Controling. Here is some on the problems. When you go up for a shot and press the "o" button the player goes up and once you let go it takes about half a second for the player to let go of the ball so you really have no SHOT CONTROL. This game is not like many other basketball games where once your let go of the button it shoots.
Excerpt: "NBA Street Showdown is a game that is quite repetitive. When you are playing a match, it is usually just end to end, one team scores then the next team scores and so on. Also, when the other team has the ball, it is virtually impossible to 'steal' the ball from them and you have to be in the exact right place to block the ball and stop a point. This contributes to why it is end to end. Although, the game is not all bad as the idea of mixing real life ...
Pros: Street stars and NBA stars mix , Arcade games
Cons: End to End gameplay, tackles to hard to do .
Conclusion: actually not much fuun at all except the mini games of shot blocker and arcade shooting in a games arcade setting. controls are not easy like ps2,you can`t pull of the cool dunks easily like on ps2 and of course shooting is boring...its not really fun........
Summary: If you are into basketball in a big way, this is not the game for you. The controls are not the best, the gameplay is relatively smooth, but the concept just doesn't work. On the plus side, it does have some classic names! Save your money and buy a better game.