Conclusion: It's an average game really, entertaining in short bursts but soon becomes a bit dull if you play for too long. With the tricks part of the game they try to make it a bit more interesting and the King of the Court mode is decent. If you like basketball it's worth a rent but don't expect anything earth shattering.
Summary: I was hooked into this game for about a week and then beat it. It has a career mode where you start out with a few players and try to beat top teams in various cities, adding their best player when you do beat them. If you have played an NBA Street game before, you probably know the style of the game. For those who haven't played NBA Street, the game is played by ones to 21. There are also trick points where if you get a certain amout you get a gamebreaker.
Summary: I'm a hardcore NBA Street and basketball fan. I've beed on ever since I played the first one on a PS2 demo. I beaten the first two, rented the third, and beaten the PSP version. I know the game inside and out. The PSP version is ugliest of all four but you should expect that from a handheld port. It has above average character models which closely resembles the first Street. From the gameplay standpoint, it is pretty much the same old stuff(which isn't all that bad!).
Summary: It's the same old thing. That's the problem with the street series. No differences! If you're a newcomer, then get this, but if you've already bought NBA Street games, this should be avoided, unless you really want to play it on the road, then I understand.
Excerpt: "NBA Street Showdown for the Sony PSP is a street basketball sports game from EA. You play 3 on 3 in various courts with no real rules and lots of mad tricks. If you're looking for a perfect simulation of basketball this is not for you, however if you want a quick pick up and play fun sports game street style then this will keep you amused for a couple of weeks: Graphics - great cartoony style fun graphics - not really realistic but very suiting ...
Excerpt: ...da situazioni fuori dalla norma: NBA Street Showdown per PSP non si sottrae a questa legge e ci permette di scendere in campo - a dire il vero in strada - anche sul nuovo gioiellino di casa Sony. E così assistiamo a trick funambolici, combo allucinanti e schiacciate da gravità zero, in partite senza sosta e soprattutto senza regole. Fare canestro è soltanto l'ultimo dei problemi: l'adrenalina si pompa con azioni esasperate e incredibili, solo così ...
Pros: gioco sempre "giovane", ottimo sonoro, molto buona la grafica
Excerpt: Si te gusta el espectaculo en el baloncesto, este es tu juego. Mates entre las piernas, pases sin mirar, tapones ilegales (legalizados O_o) y los mas increible que quepa en tu cabeza sobre el baloncesto está aquí. Divertidos partidos 3 vs 3, que aunque al final aburren por ser siempre iguales, inician un conflicto: ¿es mejor ser práctico o espectacular? eso depende de ti.