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  • Summary: It's all about the chromed-out cars, jewelry, ladies, tattoos, and jets in NBA Ballers, the basketball game that highlights both the one-on-one confrontation and the glamorous lifestyle of NBA superstars. Choose from current and legendary NBA players, such as Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber,It's all about the chromed-out cars, jewelry, ladies, tattoos, and jets in NBA Ballers, the basketball game that highlights both the one-on-one confrontation and the glamorous lifestyle of NBA superstars. Choose from current and legendary NBA players, such as Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Magic Johnson, and Wilt Chamberlain, and face-off in some lavish player home courts. Although the game focuses on the one-on-one experience, you can also play in one-on-three and special-rules matches. After the tournaments, spend your winnings on anything from licensed cars to expensive mansions. Expand
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  1. A truly unique experience. [Aug 2004, p.6]
  2. I played three games before reading the manual or even checking out the controller config screen and was shouting at the screen and having the time of my life.
  3. Minor gripes aside, welcome to basketball in the new millennium. Ballers is the title for basketball fanatics and sports fiends alike.
  4. It's slick TV format and the story will keep fans interested and wanting to beat the game.
  5. The player models - especially the detailed faces - look amazing, right down to Allen Iverson's tats and Larry Bird's disturbingly tight shorts. [June 2004, p.92]
  6. The game could've benefited from online play and maybe just a little more touching up on some problems with the moves, but overall it's definitely got the thing for bling-bling.
  7. Why couldn't Midway just have added the option to play full court two-on-two as well as the one-on-one? It just doesn't make sense.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. DarthTheSithKnight
    May 26, 2004
    9
    First thing's first. The graphics on this game are Insane!!!!!!!! The face models are so perfect and detailed they push Xbox graphics to First thing's first. The graphics on this game are Insane!!!!!!!! The face models are so perfect and detailed they push Xbox graphics to it`s limits. You can even see the skin pores on the players' faces. These are the kind of graphics that when a coworker was at my place and when i got to the player selection screen and he saw the faces of the players generated in real time, (I've got a 38 inch sony hdtv so that adds up too)he was like speechless for ten seconds, and then he goes: "How much did you say an Xbox costs these days?" As long as the game itself, Fun. But it's got nothing on Nba street Volumes 1 and 2. Expand
  2. JasonK.
    May 1, 2004
    8
    It's awesome!!!
  3. MattR.
    Apr 7, 2004
    5
    This game is a blast... for about a day. Then, the repetitive gameplay and mind-numbing lack of true depth gets to you. Sure, there are tons This game is a blast... for about a day. Then, the repetitive gameplay and mind-numbing lack of true depth gets to you. Sure, there are tons of unlockable items, but there is no strategy to this game, there is no defense, only the same emphasis on offense. It's fun and arcady, but when CPU characters score every single time, regardless of your attempts at defense, it gets tiring. Rent first. Expand
  4. AndrewP.
    Jul 4, 2005
    3
    I found the graphics to be quiet good along with a very good soundtrack. But as a huge basketball fan, I found the game tedious and tiresome.I found the graphics to be quiet good along with a very good soundtrack. But as a huge basketball fan, I found the game tedious and tiresome. I was dissapointed with the game after all the pre-release hype. If, there is to be a sequel, i hope it is better. Expand