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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 player renderings are nothing short of unbelievable. We don’t know how many polygons they used to make every sneering taunt and celebration come to life, but we can assure you, it’s somewhere between a lot and a shitload.
  3. This is about as good as most fighters, but it's basketball and it's online too!
  4. The questionable control scheme, coupled with some cheap AI catch-up, doesn’t hamper the play experience enough to bring it down.
  5. It's not quite up to the standards set by "NBA Street Vol. 2," but it's definitely in the same league. [June 2004, p.28]
  6. If you take the time to unlock everyone, and you have the time and ability to go online, then you’ll have a great time. However, if you are just interested in playing some quick games with good players, you can’t, because they’re all locked.
  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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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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