Street Jam Basketball

Game Boy Advance
Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    42
    You'll have a difficult time mounting an effective defense since opposing teams drive the ball with lightning speed. [Nov 2003, p.156]
  2. Cheat Code Central
    40
    It's obvious that some care and talent went into the making of this game. Unfortunately it just didn't dribble down to the most important part - the gameplay.
  3. 35
    Unfortunately a promising set of images couldn't prepare us for an absolutely lousy playing game of b-ball on the Game Boy Advance, possibly beating out the 16-bit era NBA Jam clones as the worst of the bunch.
  4. Unless you want to spend $20 to be bored to tears, you should stay away from Street Jam Basketball.
  5. AceGamez
    30
    Despite the intelligent control system, the on-court offensive action rapidly deteriorates into a quick pass, followed by charging the hoop to make the same basket shot/dunk over and over.
  6. Pocket Games
    30
    Single-player mode has you spending more time trying to avoid getting hit than aiming for the hoop, which gets annoying real quick. [Fall 2003, p.54]
  7. Fails to excite in any way shape or form.

Awards & Rankings

77
35
#35 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 7, 2013
    3
    Just play NBA Jam, rather than this crappy knock off. You cannot react to the AI at all in this game. They act far to quickly and it isJust play NBA Jam, rather than this crappy knock off. You cannot react to the AI at all in this game. They act far to quickly and it is impossible to get open on the offense end. They either block your shot or steal the ball if you try to drive. Steer clear. Full Review »
  2. DaveF.
    Sep 6, 2005
    5
    I was hoping for an updated 'street hoop' (neogeo) however gameplay kills this game. 3vs3 on a tiny court should be fun, but this I was hoping for an updated 'street hoop' (neogeo) however gameplay kills this game. 3vs3 on a tiny court should be fun, but this game has no feel. GBA can do better. Full Review »
  3. ALba
    Mar 8, 2004
    9
    OH!! WHAT A SURPRISE!! This is the basket game I am waiting for!! After the bad Nba Jam, if ya need a cool baket game buy this title!! AMAZING!