NBA Street V3

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NBA Street V3
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Europe cover art.
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports BIG
Designer(s) EA Black Box
Series NBA Street
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
Release date(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2 Xbox
  • NA February 8, 2005
  • PAL February 18, 2005
  • JP May 26, 2005 (GC)
  • JP August 4, 2005 (PS2)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

NBA Street V3 is the third game in the NBA Street series. It is the sequel of NBA Street Vol. 2. It was released for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox, along with a PlayStation Portable port of V3 called NBA Street Showdown.

Contributing rappers to the Golden Age of Hip Hop, the Beastie Boys, appear as playable characters.

The GameCube version contains Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach as playable characters. This was part of a deal Nintendo had with EA Sports to have Nintendo's intellectual properties appear in EA franchises.[1][2]

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay consists of standard three-on-three streetball games as well as alternates such as a competition to be the first to a certain score or other objective. Players can try to collect trick points, which are scored through the use of excellent ballhandling and execution.

In NBA Street V3, Gamebreakers return to their original format from NBA Street, becoming once again unpocketable. This time, while in the air just before landing a dunk, the person controlling the Gamebreaker can do tricks with the right analog stick or pass the ball to teammates. Depending on how well these tricks are executed, and how long the ball is passed (each player may only have the ball once during a Gamebreaker), a dunk could be worth two to four points, and the opposing player's score would be subtracted by one, causing a three-to-five point swing. In an NBA game, the score changes become three to five points for the offense and a loss of two for the defense, amounting to a five-to-seven point swing. The risks added by this mechanic are the possibility of overdoing the tricks and therefore missing the basket, or (due to the variance in offensive points) allowing an opponent to take advantage of a poor or failed Gamebreaker to entirely reverse the momentum of the game. The same controls for the Gamebreaker apply in the new Dunk Contest feature. The "trick stick" is also used on the ground for specific tricks, while the trick button now performs a random trick.

Aside from customization of National Basketball Association players, it includes detailed character creators. It is also possible for a player to customize his own court; starting with a street court and eventually obtaining the top priced NBA courts.

Development[edit]

NBA Street V3 was developed by EA Canada, and was released under the EA Sports BIG franchise.[3] Its developing team largely consisted of the same people who developed SSX 3 and NBA Street Vol. 2.[4] The game was first unveiled in July 2004 and was intended to be, according to the game's executive producer William Mozell, "[a] celebration of the culture and inventive style of street basketball".[5]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 88%[18][19][20]
Metacritic 89 of 100[12] (PS2)
89 of 100[13] (Xbox)
88 of 100[14] (GC)
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com A[6][7][8]
Game Informer 9 of 10[12][13][14]
GameSpot 9.1 of 10[9][10][11]
IGN 9.4 of 10[15][16][17]
Play Magazine 10 of 10[12][13][14]
Awards
Publication Award
IGN Editors' Choice Award[21][22][23]
Gamespot's Editor's Choice Award[9][10][11]

NBA Street V3 has received critical praise, with GameSpy's Will Tuttle saying that NBA Street V3 "just might be the most entertaining basketball game ever", Gamespot's Bob Colyaco hailing it as "the new king of the court as far as arcade basketball games go", and IGN's Jon Robinson saying NBA Street V3 is "the best of the series by far".[9][17][24]

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. 24k featuring Elephant Man - "Move Out Remix"
  2. Ak'Sent - "Bounce"
  3. Ali Vegas - "I am Street (NBA Street V3 Mix)"
  4. Beastie Boys - "An Open Letter to NYC"
  5. De La Soul - "Me Myself and I"
  6. Dirtbag - "I Ain't Going Nowhere"
  7. Don Yute - "A Lot of Girls (NBA Street V3 Mix)"
  8. Deuce Poppi featuring Trina - "To the Floor (NBA Street V3 Mix)"
  9. Guerilla Black - "Trixxx"
  10. House of Pain - "Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)"
  11. MC Lyte - "Ruffneck"
  12. Nitty - "Hey Bitty"
  13. Shells - "Ladies and Gentleman"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario to hoop it up in NBA Street V3". GameSpot. Retrieved May 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Nintendo All-Stars Take to the Street". IGN. Retrieved May 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "IGN: NBA Street V3 (NBA Street 3)". IGN.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Game Credits for NBA Street V3". MobyGames. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  5. ^ "EA planning three-peat for NBA Street". GameSpot. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  6. ^ 1UP Staff (2005-02-08). "NBA Street Vol. 3 Review from 1UP.com (PS2)". 1UP.com. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  7. ^ 1UP Staff (2005-02-08). "NBA Street Vol. 3 Review from 1UP.com (Xbox)". 1UP.com. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  8. ^ Mielke, James (2005-02-08). "NBA Street Vol. 3 Review from 1UP.com (GC)". 1UP.com. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  9. ^ a b c Colyaco, Bob (2005-02-08). "NBA Street V3 Review GameSpot (PS2)". GameSpot. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  10. ^ a b Colyaco, Bob (2005-02-08). "NBA Street V3 Review Gamespot (Xbox)". GameSpot. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  11. ^ a b Colyaco, Bob (2005-02-08). "NBA Street V3 Review Gamespot (GC)". GameSpot. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  12. ^ a b c "NBA Street V3 (ps2) reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  13. ^ a b c "NBA Street V3 (xbx) reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  14. ^ a b c "NBA Street V3 (cube) reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  15. ^ Robinson, Jon (2005-02-03). "NBA Street V3 - PlayStation 2 Review - at IGN". IGN.com. pp. 1–4. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  16. ^ Robinson, Jon (2005-02-03). "NBA Street V3 - Xbox Review - at IGN". IGN.com. pp. 1–4. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  17. ^ a b Robinson, Jon (2005-02-03). "IGN: NBA Street V3 Review". IGN.com. pp. 1–4. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  18. ^ "NBA Street V3 for PlayStation 2 - GameRankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  19. ^ "NBA Street V3 for Xbox - GameRankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  20. ^ "NBA Street V3 for GameCube - GameRankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  21. ^ "IGN PS2: Games, Cheats, News, Reviews, and Previews". IGN.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  22. ^ "IGN Xbox: Games, Cheats, News, Reviews, and Previews". IGN.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  23. ^ "IGN Gamecube: Games, Cheats, News, Reviews, and Previews". IGN.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  24. ^ Tuttle, Will (2005-02-05). "GameSpy: NBA Street V3 - Page 1". GameSpy. pp. 1–3. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 

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