Excerpt: Games like NBA Jam have been around since the original Sega Genesis. Through time the fast paced, unrealistic genre of basketball games has taken many twists and turns. There have been games of this type on every system to date, including the Xbox. Well the newest one released on the Xbox is from Activision and goes by the name Street Hoops. Activision pulled out all the fireworks to try and make Street Hoops differ from the other basketball games in this genre.
Excerpt: For every good basketball player, there’s a court where they learned their first crossover, made their first lay-up, or threw down their first dunk. Removed from the borders of sportsmanlike conduct, penalties or referees, the only thing that mattered was the game, a player’s skill, and the score when it was all over. That, and a healthy dose of trash talking. I’m not talking about the simplistic waving of hands in front of faces or shouting as a shot is made.
Summary: If you're a hardcore basketball fan that must play everything that comes out of the poop shoot then go ahead and rent this one. The hip-hop stereotypes and plain gameplay might even entertain you and your friends for a day or two.
Conclusion: authentic current playground b-ball legends like my hometown’s AO, who plays at Philly’s 11th and Lombard, and Brooklyn’s Rucker Park duo of 1/2 Man 1/2 Amazing and Headache. There are players from famous courts sprawled across the US of A, from East Coast to West, including the barnyard backyard court of the naughty-sounding French Lick, Indiana, the original stomping grounds of NBA Hall of Famer Larry Bird. You can even create your own player if you want.
Excerpt: When you think of the game Street Hoops, you should think of the And 1 Mix tape or the Rucker. For those of you unfamiliar with the And 1 Mix tape, it’s a video that features highlights of some of the best street ballers in the country set to hip-hop music. The Rucker (or the Entertainers Basketball Classic) is a tournament that features some of the best street ballers and some NBA players such as Kobe Bryant and Baron Davis.
Excerpt: Uansett, street-basket er blitt seriøst, og utviklerne har absolutt forstått omfanget av denne kulturen. Street Hoops er basketball med en holdning; komplett med damer (populært kalt "hoes and bitches" i Hip-Hop-land), tatoveringer, ville frisyrer, og inneholder mer gull- og sølvtøy (som forøvrig kalles "blings") enn det finnes i smykkeskrinet til Dronning Sonja. Street Hoops tar som sagt basketballen tilbake til gata, og der er jo de fleste skitne triks lov.
Conclusion: Ebenso schade finde ich es, dass zwar tolle Angriffsaktionen möglich sind, aber das Defensiv-Spiel mehr oder weniger in der Versenkung der Nichtbeachtung verschwindet. Trotz dieser deutlichen Kritik kommt durchaus Spielspass auf, wenn man sich an die Prämisse des Spiels "Verteidigung ist unnötig" gewöhnt hat. Gerade mit menschlichen Gegnern und Mitspielern steigt der Spaßfaktor deutlich an und die Sammelwut ("Nur noch das eine Stadion bzw.