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Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: Do you dream of cutting down the net in New Orleans? Now you can experience the thrill of being the National Champ with NCAA March Madness 2003 -- the ultimate college basketball experience. From the crazed fans in the stands, to the mascots on the court and the fight songs played in theDo you dream of cutting down the net in New Orleans? Now you can experience the thrill of being the National Champ with NCAA March Madness 2003 -- the ultimate college basketball experience. From the crazed fans in the stands, to the mascots on the court and the fight songs played in the arenas, NCAA March Madness 2003 captures the spirit and excitement and rivalry that is college basketball. [EA Sports] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    While the series has strayed from its hardcore sim roots pioneered by Coach K College basketball way back in the Genesis’s heyday, it at least has defined an identity and found a fun formula as well.
  2. The atmosphere is there, but the game style, more so than a lack of animation or AI, is not correct.
  3. Its fast and furious gameplay provides for an entertaining, if unsophisticated, arcade romp.
  4. It's just an overall final layer of polish that keeps March Madness from the National Championship. [Jan 2003, p.176]
  5. EA Sports simply hasn't made enough gameplay changes to make it feel even remotely different from its NBA counterpart.
  6. 71
    A fast arcade experience for players who like their simulations anemic, it's not quite enough to compete with the excellent Visual Concepts vehicle in the least.
  7. Too slick for its own good and offers little of the gritty reality of college basketball.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. KyleJ.
    Mar 21, 2003
    10
    This game is the bomb i love it i cant wait till marchmadness2k4 comes out.
  2. KyleC.
    Apr 8, 2003
    10
    This game is great! I can't wait to finish my dynasty! Peace Easy!
  3. ScottM.
    Apr 28, 2003
    10
    I love the graphics in this game. It is a lot of fun to play a season and control the coaching priorities and stratagy.
  4. JDeZonia
    Apr 2, 2003
    9
    This game is cool i like how u can create a team un like ncaa 2k3, i don't like were u can only edit the player i want to create my own.iThis game is cool i like how u can create a team un like ncaa 2k3, i don't like were u can only edit the player i want to create my own.i like how u can block easier my friend and i like the game alot. Expand
  5. CodyS.
    Mar 28, 2003
    8
    The game is ok. But it's too EASY!
  6. MattG.
    Dec 16, 2002
    8
    The game is a little too fast and out of control, but it is really fun to play. The first time I played it I was on the edge of my seat the The game is a little too fast and out of control, but it is really fun to play. The first time I played it I was on the edge of my seat the entire game. Don't blink, you might miss some action. Expand
  7. JasonS.
    Jan 7, 2003
    0
    This game totally sucked. I don't see how it keeps u on the edge of ur seat unless u was playing with ur sister. Anybody can win no This game totally sucked. I don't see how it keeps u on the edge of ur seat unless u was playing with ur sister. Anybody can win no matter what. For goodness sake my sister who is 9 scored 12 straight points on me. Collapse

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