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Kobe Bryant NBA Courtside 2002

NBA Courtside 2002 w/ Kobe Bryant

Left Field

Publisher: Nintendo

Players: 1 - 4

Force Feedback

ESRB Rating: EveryoneESRB Information

Overall Rating7.5 / 10

Developed exclusively for Nintendo GameCube by Nintendo and Left Field, NBA Courtside 2002 taps into the power of GameCube to deliver authentic NBA action. Up to four players can hit the hardwood simultaneously and talk trash to their hearts' content as they bust crossovers, first-step jukes, and monster dunks.

NBA Courtside 2002 delivers a one-two punch of slick graphics and tight gameplay. Precise face-mapping ensures that your favorite ballers are recognizable, and fluid player animations bring the game to life. Why do the moves look so good? Because Left Field spent two days with NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in an intense motion-capture session. Unique to NBA Courtside 2002 is an adrenaline button that can give players the extra juice they need to turn a normal lay-up into an ankle-breaking reverse jam. Lively commentary brings the action to life without becoming repetitious.



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IGN Cube:

"With unbelievably realistic player models sporting digitized face-maps and some of the smoothest, most realistic animation we've ever seen, an intuitive, bold new passing system, and enhanced opponent AI and ball physics, Courtside 2002 is already looking great."


Game Spot:
"Graphically, the game has a pretty nice look to it... With a quick mode, an arcade mode, and a more serious season mode, among others, Courtside looks like it covers all the major game modes that a modern basketball game should have. While the game seemed a little straightforward..."


Planet GameCube:
"Kobe Bryant dunks again as the NBA Courtside franchise surfaces on GameCube. This game promises everything the N64 versions had plus the ability to pump up your adrenaline with a single button! Left Field are working hard to deliver a new Courtside for the Nintendo GameCube."


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