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  • Summary: Featuring a deeper playbook that covers both ends of the court, NCAA March Madness 06 delivers the ultimate strategic basketball experience. Players can dominate rivals with an authentic brand of defense and push the ball on offense with an enhanced Floor General Playcalling system that features more sets than before. With the all-new EA SPORTS Lockdown Stick, defense creates offense by allowing players to pressure the ball, force turnovers and harass opponents on the court. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The gameplay is improved a good deal from last year, giving you more of a realistic feel while maintaining a fast-paced arcadey kind of feel.
  2. It's not often that you can say it, but this year the college game actually comes off better than the professional title. NCAA March Madness 06 features a more complete presentation of the emotional and tactical facets of the game.
  3. The sound is solid as well, with the only hiccups involving the commentating. The control scheme is excellent and the game will offer an acceptable amount of replay value.
  4. 80
    The game's minor tweaks here and there do a lot to smooth out some of the weakness from before, and the new gameplay features add just enough to the game's familiar formula to make things interesting.
  5. Being that March Madness 06 is essentially an identical game as last year's it's hard to give this one props for advancing the series. The lockdown stick does improve on defensive mechanics but winning half of a battle won't win many wars.
  6. A great college atmosphere topped on with some pretty solid gameplay.
  7. Though it sees a nice addition in the lockdown stick, the game stays stubbornly true to its already paid-for code, repeating the fouls of its past and failing to graduate to the next level.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. DominicD.
    Dec 6, 2005
    Perfect, sheer perfection on the court, and an awasome assortment of extras to unlock as you progress throughout the game. I would rate it a 15 but you, don't go that high. Collapse
  2. AdamN.
    Oct 20, 2005
    this game was well worth the wait. If you have a chance pick this game up. Awesome BABY!
  3. DaneR.
    Mar 26, 2006
    ITS TERRIBLE even when you put the player preference on name it doesnt show there name so you dont even know whos playing it looks like the players are on dk mode bad gameplay you will regret that you got the game its almost impossible to hit a three. Expand