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The second game released under the EA SPORTS BIG label, NBA Street follows in the footsteps of 1993's NBA Jam, combining the seemingly no-holds-barred world of street basketball with off-the-wall characters and the ability to perform superhuman moves.
Players will be able to choose three NBA stars, each rated in abilities such as dunking, three-point shot, steals, and so forth. There is also a selection of street legends and 12 courts varying in location. Players can try to unlock additional characters, including Michael Jordan, who will drop by occasionally to give you hints and tips on your progress and playing style (his actual voice is used).
The street game follows the rules of 21 — the first to reach 21 points (and two points over the opponent) is the winner. Solo gamers can control one player on defense and offense. The teammates are controlled by computer and will help set up picks and alley-oops. Performing fake outs, jump shots, and a variety of basketball skills earns you trick points.
The point value can be further multiplied by stringing different tricks together into a combination or combo. The overall score increases the Boost Meter at the top of the screen, and once full, you can pull off a "Gamebreaker," allowing you to make a show-stopping dunk.
NBA Street has multiple play modes, including a tutorial session by Joe "The Show," a City Circuit mode allowing you to unlock hidden players and customize your team with NBA players and street legends, and Hold the Court, which focuses on obtaining trick points to unlock items such as apparel that can be used in the Create Player mode. Individual profiles as well as statistics, such as winning percentage, points scored, and overall trick points, can be saved to memory card. ~ J.C. Barnes, All Game Guide