If you were to take a game like NBA Live
, strip down the players' license, and move the game to the streets, what you'd be left with would be Street Hoops
. And although there are some pretty crazy dunks and whacked out plays, Street Hoops
brings the game back to its original elements, and pits a variety of players against each other. Just like most of the pick-up games that happen across the world, the contests in Street Hoops
revolve mostly around offense, seeing who can put up higher numbers.
Sure, every once in a while you will be able to pull of a sweet defensive stop, but more often than not, failing to score at the offensive end of the court is due to the lack of patience. Overall, Street Hoops is very easy to get into, and it is equally as easy to score. With a little patience, you will be able to pull of some stellar jams and heart-breaking fade-aways.
Beyond the offensive-minded street ball, what separates Street Hoops from other basketball titles is its off the court antics. You see, before you step onto the court, you have many options put in front of you. If you want to buy a tattoo, buy one. A new uniform for your team? No problem. With each game that you win, you earn a small amount of cash. But the real key to making a living playing Street Hoops is making a stop at the betting room before each game, giving you the chance to potentially double your money.
The game modes included in Street Hoops are the Quick Start (exhibition), World Tournament, Lord of the Court, and either a Full- or Half-Court Pick-Up game. Full-Court allows for 3-on-3, 4-on-4, or 5-on-5 play, while Half-Court allows for 3-on-3, 2-on-2, or 1-on-1. This is a great feature that gives Street Hoops the flexibility of allowing users to jump into any style game they choose! In World Tournament, you'll take your team from city to city, taking on the best of the best and trying to rule the court. It is also here where you will unlock new courts and players. Finally, the Lord of the Court mode is a series of contests where you are always the home team, defending your court (and your pride) against those who challenge you.