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  • Summary: NBA '06 for PSP expands the franchise by featuring numerous gameplay advancements including enhanced Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), shooting mechanics, player animations, and new mini-games to create the most action-packed, realistic basketball experience to date for a portable device. NBA '06 for PSP implements a trading card system where players can take highlight plays captured as virtual cards and keep them as collectibles or share with other gamers. A new ladder challenge is also available, allowing players to compete in a mini-game or exhibition mode series in an attempt to reach the top of the ladder and earn special virtual trading card rewards. Supporting up to two players, either locally via Ad Hoc Mode or nationally via Infrastructure Mode, NBA '06 for PSP offers the opportunity to play a full season with trades, free agent lists, and injuries. For quick gaming action, NBA '06 for PSP introduces two all-new classic schoolyard mini-games, HORSE and Dodgeball, along with returning favorites Paint Mode, PlayStation Skills Challenge, and 3-Point Contest. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
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  1. Shooting has been made a lot easier. That experiment of hitting the circle button twice to shoot is thankfully over. Instead, it's like a normal hoops game where you hold down the button until you get to the peak of your shot, and then let go.
  2. The quick gameplay, stellar animation, improved graphics, better AI and addition of more minigames make it a very compelling package.
  3. Is it going to challenge for dominance in video game hoops in general? Not a chance; but it is the best example of handheld B-ball released thus far.
  4. 75
    Things have improved since the last game, there's no doubt about that. But the glitches I saw here distracted from the overall experiences.
  5. SCEA seeks to bring the fun of the NBA to the PSP, but again misses the mark, with a minimal gaming mode, spotty AI and gaming-style clash.
  6. Good for a few little bursts. [Jan 2006, p.107]
  7. Certain aspects of the 06 game have definitely been improved over its forebear. However, the gameplay didn't keep up its end of the bargain, so it's a case of two steps forward and two steps back.

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  1. ChadY.
    Jan 31, 2006
    9
    Best basketball game on PSP, solid all around with no glaring flaws.
  2. SarkS.
    Jul 6, 2006
    3
    it is something very flawed about a game that has the raptors destroying a all star team by fourty and shaq hitting three pointers