20 Games Like Ultimate Basketball()
Playground basketball goes big time with Roundball: 2-on-2 Challenge. Just imagine half-court, two-on-two (or one-on-one) basketball in an arena setting, complete with a scoreboard and an excited crowd. Your view of the playing area is all encompassing from the half-court line at the bottom of the screen to the basket itself as you near the top. Choose from the players available to customize your own team as you pass, block, steal, dunk, and shoot three-pointers on your way to victory. You can even shoot free throws should the other team foul you. If you think you're good enough, play Tournament Mode and take home the Roundball championship.
At the time, this was the only sports game cartridge that let you own & manage your team.
Selecting from a pool of 70 players, each with statistics taken from the actual NBA (and attributed with 'fake' names so as to avoid licensing issues), each player must manage salaries to stay under the salary cap.
As player/owner, you run, pass, shoot, defend, and rebound. Keep an eye on your players - if they tire, they play more poorly. And keep an eye on the 24 second shot clock!
Get ready to run the floors with NBA In the Zone 2 from Konami. After last years title, Konami has stepped up and added new features to ITZ2 to make it the best possible basketball game. Featuring different play modes such as exhibition and full season play, as well as containing full rosters for all the NBA teams and the ability to make substitutions, ITZ2 is loaded.
Also beefed up is the AI. Not only will it be harder to drive to the basket, gamers have a greater chance of getting fouled-out, with increased foul elements such as offensive fouls and basket-count. So step on the court and get ready for some solid b-ball action.
Gym rats, beware! HOOPS takes you out to the asphault, where basketball is a half-court game of fast hands, faster moves and slam-jam-thank-you-Sam dunks! The legends of the Playground are all here: Mr. Doc, Jammer, Legs, Bomber, Wiz, eight players in all. You can pit them one-on-one or two-on-two. You pick the court - Eastern or Western - and you pick the rules, too. You can play against the computer or one other player. Or you can even team up with another player against the computer. You can block shots, make steals, pass off or go strong to the hoop - in fact, you control just about everything in this ultra-realistic rendition of the playground game. Except, of course, the final score. But win or lose, you know you've been in a game after you've played a game of HOOPS!
The game could be played in various ways: players could play against each other, or against the computer. Games against the computer were divided into two levels, "exhibition" or "tournament". Players could pick from one of the countries around the world to represent in the Olympics: USA, Yugoslavia, Angola, Australia, Canada, China, the CIS, Croatia, France, Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, Netherlands, Spain.