Street Hoop

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Not to be confused with Street Hoops.
Street Hoop
Street Hoop Game cover.jpg
Developer(s) Data East
Publisher(s) Data East
D4 Enterprise
Composer(s) Tatsuya Kiuchi
Platform(s) Neo Geo, Virtual Console
Release date(s) Neo Geo
  • NA December 9, 1994
  • EU 1994
Virtual Console
  • JP July 20, 2010
  • NA November 1, 2010
  • PAL October 22, 2010
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Street Hoop, known in Japan as Dunk Dream (ダンクドリーム?) and known in North America as Street Slam, is a basketball video game developed by Data East for Neo-Geo, released in 1994. The game features three-on-three basketball match-ups with a variety of different teams.

Street Hoop was the inspiration for King of Fighters character, Lucky Glauber.

A sequel to the game, known as Dunk Dream 95 in Japan and Hoops 96 in Europe, was released in 1995. In 2010, the original game was released for the Wii on the Virtual Console as well as part of the compilation Data East Arcade Classics.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is known as Street Slam in North America
Dunk Dream 95 Arcade Flyer-Japan

In the European and Japanese versions of the game, players can select a three-player team from a selection of 10 countries. In the US version of the game the countries are replaced with US cities. The selection screens, player skin colours and costumes also change between the versions.

Each team has a total of 18 points in several characteristics (Dunk, 3pts, Speed, and Defence), and 8pts max for each. Every team has its own strengths and weakness. For example, America (New York in the US Version) is good in dunks and bad in 3-pointers. On the other hand, Taiwan (Philadelphia in US version) is good in 3-pointers and bad in dunks.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Neo Geo version of the game a 25 out of 40.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NEO GEO GAMES CROSS REVIEW: ダンクドリーム. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.332. Pg.24. 28 April 1995.

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