Kobe Bryant's NBA Courtside
Reviewed by John Kwack
Are you looking for a great sports game? One that totally dominates all sports
games? One that has great graphics and incredible gameplay? Sweet sound? Just
get the game that has Kobe Bryany on it, Kobe Bryant's NBA Courtside!! This game
has so many good features it's really hard to tell it all. Read on...
Graphics 9.5 out of 10
The graphics are what really makes this game special. They are superior to any
other basketball game and the graphics are probably what you notice first. Things
such as people turning their heads to follow the ball, detailed faces and hands,
shiny bright arena court, and many others. These graphics are simply fantastic.
Music and Sound 8.5 out of 10
The music and sounds are good too. There are an amazing amount of voice speeches
made by the announcer Vic Orlando. Every assist, shot, and incredible play is said
out loud using varied amounts of enthusiasm depending on the home or visiting team.
The crowd yells or cheers at the right times, but sometimes they repeat the same
a lot or constantly have this yelling noise that can be irritating. The squeaks of the
sneakers and oofs of the steals, shoves, and fumbles are perfect.
Game Challenge 9.0 out of 10
This game has three separate difficulty levels, rookie, pro, and all-star. Since there
are a wide variety of teams and levels, this game can be suited for any age level, made
easy or hard. It is a very fun challenge using the all-star and playing against a strong
team such as the lakers or sonics. Against other human opponents is fun too and since
there are so many moves there is a lot to be learned and you also have the challenge to
master them all. Then you can show off to your friends.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
This game is pure FUN. There are so many modes and features and moves and plays
there's almost no end. Codes are constantly coming out with stuff like hidden teams,
big head mode, disco floor mode, and other moves. Playing against friends are great
and exciting and whenever you school your opponent with an amazing around-the-back
or spin-and-dribble-between-the-legs or stuff them with a mighty pack when they're
on a breakaway you want to jump up and cheer and even fancy it up even more. You can
create your own players so you can create dwarfs and giants, numbers, names on back
of jerseys, strengths and weaknesses, and face. You could be creating yourself if you
wanted to!! Take them on a court and get ready for non-stop pounding action and fun.
Rumble Pak 7.0 out of 10
This game was okay with the rumble pak but it's not quite the game that I think
should go with the accessory. You feel it with each steal, pass, catch, and pack but
other than that it's not much. Defiantly not even close to the rumble pak with Star
Fox 64, which I think was the best game for the rumble pak. I say for this game, take
out the rumble pak and place in the controller memory pak for saving statistics and players.
The only frustration in this game would probably be the controller configuration.
The B button is to shoot and the A button is to pass which most players tend to
unlike and they're not used to it. This results in wrong moves and can mess you up.
Also, the other fancy moves are sort of hard to do and there are so many moves it's
sort of hard to memorize and decide when to do each one at the best time.
Replayability 9.5 out of 10
Very, very good replayability. There are so many modes, up to 24 players to create,
many fancy moves for both offense and defense, challenges for all difficulty levels
and teams, and updated codes to try out, it is nearly impossible to get bored of
this game. You will be satisfied with this basketball game and not be bored with
its great moves and modes.
Game Value 7.8 out of 10
In most cases yes, but most stores sell this game for at least $50.00 around $53.00.
If you think it's too much which is probably right, it can be expensive but the game is
really good so I guess it's a matter of if you are rich or poor. I say though, GET THE GAME.
Overall 9.2 out of 10
A great game with super graphics, fun sounds, cool moves, good modes, compatible
with both rumble and memory paks, fun codes, hidden teams and such, and the best
replayability. Good game. Nearly worth the price. GET IT.