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  • Summary: Play as streetball legends Hot Sauce, Headache and more. Real Brand name apparel including And 1, Enyce and Sean John. Run on real courts around the world including Rucker Park, Venice Beach, and Shakespeare Park in New Orleans. Bet virtual cash on your team, then use the winnings to buy new gear. [Activision] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. 90
    Straddles the line between arcade and simulation nicely. Players move, look, and behave in a realistic fashion, but fatigue, substitutions, and playcalling don’t interrupt the fun.
  2. With its tongue-in-cheek take on street life, this consummate B-baller keeps it more real than most of today’s endorsement-whore NBA superstars.
  3. Delivers on the street but stumbles on the hoops. [6 Sept 2002, p.89]
  4. The problem is, while they were spending all this time building up the game off the court, throwing in pawn shops and underground side bets on games, they forgot to concentrate on the actual game of street ball itself...Fun is something that Street Hoops just seems to be lacking.
  5. The speed-impaired gameplay, a problem that hampered last year's version of "NBA Live," can lead to some considerable frustration. [Oct 2002, p.35]
  6. The AI is weak, scoring is plentiful on both sides of the ball, and there is little strategy involved. Enjoying the game is made even more difficult by sloppy controls.
  7. A crummy engine, weak graphics and waaaay more style than substance leads to a highlight reel gimmick that only Daryl Dawkins could enjoy.

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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. HaydenP.
    Nov 30, 2002
    10
    I think this game is awesome it looks real and the players play oustanding.
  2. WallyF.
    Nov 12, 2002
    10
    This game is off the hook! One of the best games I have ever played!
  3. S.R.
    Sep 27, 2002
    7
    Very good game but not without its problems. Does a good job of capturing street ballers and the whole essence of playing the blacktop. What's more irritating than this game is this whole "its not NBA Street". I'm not sure what black top you play on but in mine the are guys name Half-man Half amazing, Speedy, and AO not Michael Jordan, Larry Bird or Karl Malone. Street Ball is totally different and once the public gets that then this wack comparison will end. Just because you see a highlight of Tracy McGrady up in Rucker doesn't mean he spends summer in NYC. Bottom line rent first then if you don't like it you didn't waste $50. Expand