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  • Summary: Get off the bench and get inside the ultimate NBA Experience. Tracy McGrady and the rest of the NBA bring an All-Star performance that is so life-like you'll be hitting the showers after you play. A newly designed intuitive control system allows instant playability but offers advancedGet off the bench and get inside the ultimate NBA Experience. Tracy McGrady and the rest of the NBA bring an All-Star performance that is so life-like you'll be hitting the showers after you play. A newly designed intuitive control system allows instant playability but offers advanced players a reason to come back. Smarter AI, improved graphics and smooth play put you on the floor with the Starting Five. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 80
    With some work on A.I., animations, and a deeper Franchise mode, Konami’s game has a shot at spoiling the establishment’s party next year.
  2. There are far too many flaws for it to compete. [Dec 2002, p.123]
  3. If you’re looking for the worthy successor to Konami’s venerated "Double Dribble," NBA Starting Five isn’t a worthy heir. It really isn’t even a bastard child.
  4. Passing is this game's big problem... Otherwise, the flaw that perturbs me most is the lack of special moves. [Dec 2002, p.171]
  5. A horrible train wreck of problems ranging from poor rebounding and passing to inconsistent shooting percentages and a worthless post-up game.
  6. The game falls apart in its execution. Quite frankly, it's not very fun to play. [Dec 2002, p.90]
  7. The perfect April Fool's present for people that like to waste fifty bucks (or countless hours of their life) staring at a 'Loading' sign.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JY.
    Mar 21, 2003
    10
    THIS GAME IS GREAT!!!!!
  2. JeremyB.
    Apr 8, 2003
    9
    I feel it is very realistic and has almost every thing it needs to be a 10 except its weak post up.

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