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  • Summary: NBA Ballers is the exclusive one-on-one basketball videogame highlighting the "bling-bling" lifestyle of NBA Superstars; chromed-out cars, ice, ladies, tatts and jets all hinge on the killer cross-over. NBA Ballers also features NBA Legends dropping dimes and dunking in your grill toNBA Ballers is the exclusive one-on-one basketball videogame highlighting the "bling-bling" lifestyle of NBA Superstars; chromed-out cars, ice, ladies, tatts and jets all hinge on the killer cross-over. NBA Ballers also features NBA Legends dropping dimes and dunking in your grill to determine who is the greatest baller of all time. 60+ NBA Players: Including Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O?Neal, Yao Ming, Steve Francis, Chris Webber, Gary Payton, Latrell Sprewell, and more! 24 NBA Legends: Including Rick Barry, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Drexler, Julius Irving, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Jerry West, James Worthy, and more! [Midway] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 40 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. A truly unique experience. [Aug 2004, p.6]
  2. 90
    The most enjoyable aspect of this game is actually playing basketball. As such, the in-game animations are jaw-droppingly entertaining!
  3. It’s fun, fast and furious. Play single, against your friend or online, it’s all good.
  4. The brief but constant loading times tend to slow things down a bit and a lot of the unlockables are pretty worthless, but its solid gameplay, spot-on character models, and bumpin’ soundtrack make NBA Ballers one of the best games of its kind to be released in recent memory.
  5. Good, old-skool, over-the-top sporting fun. Get a few mates round, teach them how to play in five minutes and have a blast. A fair few hours will be wasted in singleplayer mode too. NBA Ballers is probably the best arcade basketball title since the original NBA Jam, and one that is just as much fun.
  6. 80
    Ballers’ best perks are its astonishingly hi-res textures (almost too hi-res—seeing the pores in the faces of player models isn’t exactly a pleasant thing), its depth of customization, the wide variety of smoothly animated street moves, and the intriguing 1 vs. 1 vs. 1 mode.
  7. Maybe Midway will release a follow up with the same graphic engine, but with cleaned up gameplay and some two-on-two action. If that happens, I could definitely see my friends and I spending hours upon hours reliving all our old NBA Jam memories.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 9, 2004
    10
    The game is coldest game out of the nba games you can buy a house somes cars and by clothes get jewlery women and a big posse.
  2. OswinB.
    Feb 23, 2004
    10
    Whoever said that this game is wack is reallllllllllly wilin'. dis is 1 of da hottest games streetball games. of course it has nothin on Whoever said that this game is wack is reallllllllllly wilin'. dis is 1 of da hottest games streetball games. of course it has nothin on nba street 2, but fo a one-on-one game u cant ask fo mo!!!! Expand
  3. Jayb.
    May 11, 2004
    10
    This game is awesome. the best basketball game ever. get your ball your close and your crew and oh ya dunk, slam 3 pointers at the busser. iThis game is awesome. the best basketball game ever. get your ball your close and your crew and oh ya dunk, slam 3 pointers at the busser. i give it a big fat and juicy 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  4. ShaiS.
    Mar 18, 2004
    10
    This game looks like the bomb.
  5. JayM.
    Apr 19, 2004
    10
    Superb graphics, quick learning curve & very, very deep. What could you ask more out of a game?
  6. DarkShadow
    May 10, 2004
    10
    This game is great. The only thing is how to learn the moves.Stunt dunk:hold R1 and R2 and when you are on top of the circle press square.
  7. Bob
    Jul 25, 2004
    6
    The first game I played crashed when I tried to steal the ball from the CPU. I never played this game again. Booo-urns.

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