NBA Street

NBA Street
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North America cover art
Developer(s) NuFX
EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports BIG
Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Producer(s) Patrick Quinn
Wil Mozell
Designer(s) Josh Holmes
Programmer(s) Lou Haehn
Artist(s) Lisa Clarizio
Daryl Anselmo
Composer(s) Jason Ross
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
GameCube
Release PlayStation 2
  • NA: June 18, 2001
  • EU: June 18, 2001
  • JP: August 23, 2001
GameCube
  • NA: February 17, 2002
  • JP: March 22, 2002
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

NBA Street is a basketball video game developed by NuFX and EA Canada. It was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2 and in 2002 for the GameCube. It combines the talent and big names of the National Basketball Association with the attitude and atmosphere of streetball. NBA Street is the first game in the NBA Street series and was followed by NBA Street Vol. 2, NBA Street V3, NBA Street Homecourt and NBA Street Online.

Gameplay

NBA Street consists of three-on-three basketball games. Aside from the basic structure of basketball, players try to collect trick points, which are scored through the use of almost every basketball game maneuver such as faking out defenders, shot blocking, diving for the ball, and dunking. If a team fills a special meter through flashy and effective gameplay, they get to perform a Gamebreaker, which is a special shot that not only adds to their score, but it subtracts an amount from their opponents' score.

Single player options included a user-created player touring famous American locations, picking up teammates from NBA rosters along the way.

The gameplay could be considered an "arcade" style of basketball in that it is not a true simulation, similar to the NBA Jam series. For instance, in-game players are able to jump high enough to grab three-point shots mid-arc (goaltending is permitted and is often used as a defensive strategy). Games are scored not by traditional standards, as two-point field goals are worth one point, while made shots behind the 3-point line are worth two. Instead of a time limit, the first team to score 21 points are deemed the winner. However, the winner must win by 2.

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