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  • Summary: Get scouting tips from coaches like Florida's Billy Donovan, Kansas' Roy Williams, and UCLA's Steve Lavin; New Emotion Meter lets big plays and crowd energy affect how you perform; New courts include fieldhouse and stadiums; Use one of over 130 real teams or create your own. [EA Sports]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. The realistic gameplay and sound makes NCAA March Madness 2002 not just a playable basketball game but a fun basketball game as well.
  2. Improves in gameplay terms upon its NBA counterpart, but even as a first-year effort, the options and features available in the game are rather paltry.
  3. May leave gamers feeling a bit unfulfilled because of the lack of features and game modes.
  4. The out-of-control sliding physics are present and accounted for, causing more turnovers and frustration than is healthy for anyone to experience.
  5. Where’s the freaking Dynasty mode? [Mar 2002, p.138]
  6. There is some mindless fun to be had playing along with friends, but not enough to compensate for the absence the Season, Franchise or Dynasty modes we've come to expect from EA Sports.
  7. After delivering the best beer-guzzling entertainment to dorm rooms last year, this half-assed sequel plays worse than Dick Vitale’s toupee.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. SeanB.
    Mar 4, 2002
    10
    Good.
  2. AndrewC.
    Apr 15, 2002
    5
    The Create-a-School mode is fantastic, which is the only reason the rating is this high. There is NO DYNASTY, which is a huge mistake. Rent The Create-a-School mode is fantastic, which is the only reason the rating is this high. There is NO DYNASTY, which is a huge mistake. Rent March Madness 2001 instead, unless you're incredibly easily satisfied. Expand
  3. Johnny
    Jul 16, 2002
    3
    Bad.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Feb 28, 2002
    0
    It sucks.