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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Paying homage to the old school look and feel of the arcade classics, NBA Unrivaled brings back all of the intensity and pulse pounding action - AMPLIFIED! Hit the hardwood with the 2009-2010 NBA season's team and player rosters with current stats, logos and jerseys. Ball your way up to the top of the league with unthinkable slams and outrageous plays to get the crowd pumped for momentum on your side! Momentum mania! As you play for points, you will also play to fill up your Momentum Gauge. Once the Momentum gauge is maxed out, the team goes into Momentum Mania, which boosts offensive and defensive abilities, allowing for flashier, bigger plays. Non-stop action: Experience electrifying effects, outrageous dunks, and fast paced action where no other basketball game has gone before. Authentic rosters: Boasting all 30 NBA teams and the top players from the latest 2009-2010 Rosters, choose your team to compete in full five-on-five team arcade-style gameplay. Multiple modes: Grab a friend to play in online or offline multiplayer mode -- player vs. player, or two players vs. CPU. [Tecmo] Expand
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  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. 60
    At its heart, it's a realistic basketball game that tries to be an arcade game. If Tecmo stuck with their roots and made it the game an actual arcade style b-ball game a la Tecmo Bowl, NBA Unrivaled would have been awesome but with stiff gameplay and wonky AI, the only thing good about this game is the way it looks.
  2. For the high price mark of $15 you're just not getting enough. The gameplay is good when played correctly, but that same lack of lenience in play style is also a deficiency. Most players will not be able to find enough value to make it worth their purchase.
  3. At a whopping price, this is one game worth missing out on. [Issue#54, p.105]
  4. On top of being a ludicrously bad representation of the sport, NBA Unrivaled looks absolutely awful.
  5. NBA Unrivaled is one of the worst basketball games ever made.
  6. A game that rips off NBA Jam so deeply and soullessly.

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  1. DodoYes!
    Jan 22, 2010
    1
    This game is no "It's not worth the trouble to buy, it would be a perste money. The graphics are very very few convuncants.
  2. BaniK
    Nov 18, 2009
    1
    One of the fastest "delete game" motions I have ever made. The characters motions look terrible, the play is nearly unfathomable, the AI is dumb as a board, there are no plays for teams. It's way, way, way worse than NBA Jam. From 1993 or so. Way worse. Collapse
  3. JoshP
    Dec 7, 2009
    0
    this game is a disapointment it should even be aloud on the shelves the i actully feal bad for anyone who buys this