Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside

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Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside
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North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s) Left Field Productions
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 64
Release date(s) 1998
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside is a basketball simulation game for the Nintendo 64. It was released in 1998 and received a Player's Choice designation after selling one-million copies. At the time of the game's release, Kobe Bryant was in his second NBA season and at age 19, was the youngest player to have a game to his namesake. It was followed by a sequel, NBA Courtside 2: Featuring Kobe Bryant, released in 1999.

Gameplay[edit]

Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside features 5-on-5 gameplay. There are three modes: Pre-Season (Exhibition), Season, and Playoffs. In both Season and Playoffs modes, players have the option to simulate games.

Team rosters reflect the 1997-98 NBA season with two notable omissions: Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, and Golden State Warriors superstar Latrell Sprewell. Due to licensing agreements, a fictional player named "Roster Player #98" is used in Jordan's place. Upon the game's release, Sprewell was serving a 68-game suspension from the league (see: 1997 choking incident).

Reception[edit]

IGN gave Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside a 7.8 out of 10 overall, praising the graphics by saying the animation, detailed players and medium-resolution mode were smooth, though the reviewer noted that the stiff characters looked awkward.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN Reviews Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside

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