NBA Playgrounds reminds us a little of Barkley Shut Up and Jam. (Strangely enough, all Barkley does now is talk, so times change, we guess.) Offering 2-on-2 street ball, you can compete using some modern and legendary players from the NBA’s golden past and use moves that almost have a Dragon Ball Z feel.
The launch trailer gives you a better feel for the action, but we miss basketball games in which Dick Vitale screeches “boom shakalaka!” or adds “baby” onto everything he says like that perpetually drunk friend who seems to lose control of their volume whenever you are out on the town.
NBA Playgrounds is available now for $19.99.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.
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