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    Posted: 02-22-2006 at 2:56pm
Top 5 Basketball games (Current Generation: PS2/Xbox/GC/Dreamcast):

5. NBA 2K (Dreamcast)
4. NBA Street V2 (Xbox)
3. College Hoops 2K5 (Xbox)
2. NBA Inside Drive 2004 (Xbox)
1. College Hoops 2K6 (Xbox)


Top 5 Basketball games (Past: 2600/NES/SNES/Genesis/PSX/Saturn):

5. NBA Shootout '97 (PSX)
4. Double Dribble (NES)
3. NCAA Basketball (SNES)
2. Coach K College Basketball (Genesis)
1. Lakers vs Celtics (Genesis)


The 5 worst Basketball games of all time

5. NCAA Final Four 2001 (PS2)
4. ESPN NBA 2Night 2002 (Xbox)
3. NBA Shootout 2001 (PS2)
2. ESPN NBA 2Night (Dreamcast)
1. March Madness 2002 (PS2) No season or dynasty mode = top spot

* You will notice a trend that pretty much any PS2 launch title from 989 sports will make my worst game lists.


The top 5 enhancements to Basketball games this generation

5. see #1
4. see #1
3. see #1
2. see #1
1. Visual Concepts, for making a good college basketball game.



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I think a few a the top enhancements are (in no particular order):

  • Free-Style control (The use of the right analog stick)
  • Seperate shoot and dunk buttons (NBA Live 2004)
  • Shot Stick (NBA 2K6)
  • Analog stick Free throw shooting (CH 2K5)
  • Baseline camera (action moves into the screen instead of across)
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Best I've played, though super-old-school, is TV Sports Basketball for PC.  You could edit the rosters, and it pretty accurately felt like the real players and teams.  Plus it had good AI, and was challenging even after a long time.  Probably would still be challenging if I booted it up today.

Best mobile Basketball Game: NCAA Hoops 2006 :-) :-) :-)  Seriously, it's easy to play and really fast and fun.

Other good older games:
- Gamestar Championship Basketball (Amiga)
- NBA Jam (Arcade and PS)
- Tecmo Super Basketball (Genesis I think, may have been SNES)
- Larry Bird and Dr. J go One on One (Mac/PC)

(Gosh am I old-school!! :-)

Of the modern games, I liked Inside Drive the best.  The EA and 2K Sports games have awesome atmosphere and feature sets, but again, gameplay generally seems too complex and random for me.



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Dr. J vs Larry Bird was great at the time...  I also enjoyed the old Lakers vs Celtics game for the PC...

Of the current gen, there is no doubt that ID 2004 is my favorite...

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Never played the PC version but Lakers vs Celtics on the Genesis was pure bliss. Players had special moves/dunks when they were at certain positions on the courts. Tom Chambers with his double clutch jump over the defense from the 3-point line is one of the greatest feats ever displayed on a basketball video game. Especially for a white guy.



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Agreed!  And it was great on the PC, too...

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