Street Hoops

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Not to be confused with Street Hoop.
Street Hoops
North American cover art
North American cover art
Developer(s) Black Ops Entertainment
Publisher(s) Activision
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Tapwave Zodiac
Release date(s) PlayStation 2 & Xbox
  • NA: August 12, 2002
  • EU: October 4, 2002
GameCube
  • NA: November 28, 2002
Zodiac
  • NA: 2004
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Street Hoops is a streetball video game released in 2002. The game has real life streetballers such as 1/2 Man 1/2 Amazing, Hot Sauce, and Headache, and is a less dramatic, more realistic game than NBA Street, as the characters cannot jump completely over the hoop. Like NBA Street, it is possible to create custom baller, and play on real life courts. The game has 3 different modes: World Tournament, Lord of the Court, and Pick-up Game.

Game modes[edit]

World Tournament[edit]

In this mode of gameplay, the players team travels across the U.S.A to take on teams at various courts. There are unlockable, new courts, secret courts, and better, more skilled ballers. This is the story mode of the game. There are some things that players have to pay to unlock, and there are even more things that players have to beat the mode several times to unlock. This is a 1-Player mode, with the ability to have other human players on a player's teams. However, the earning from this mode will only be saved to the progress of the first user. Progression through the mode is through the first player, as well. Other human players merely serve as teammates from game to game.

Lord of the Court[edit]

This mode of play is the opposite of the World Tournament mode. The controlling player plays as the home court and other teams come to challenge them. If the controlling player can keep everybody off their "turf", they can unlock streetball movies, secret characters and clothes. This is a 1-Player mode, with the ability to have other human players on the controlling player's teams. However, the earning from this mode will only be saved to the progress of the first user. Progression through the mode is through the first player, as well. Other humans players merely serve as teammates from game to game.

Pick-Up Game[edit]

This is the exhibition mode of the game. The player can choose to play either a full or half court game, on the court and with the teams of their choosing-provided that they are already unlocked through World Tournament. This is the game's multi-player mode. In this mode, every user on the winning team will earn $100 per game.

Stores[edit]

In streetball fashion, players can go to real life stores to get enhancements for their characters. Players can go to the Tattoo Parlor, Pawnshop-Jewelry Store, Check Cashing Store (bookie), Barber Shop, and Footaction USA.

Check-Cashing Store (Bookie)[edit]

This is where players can make most of your money in the game. Players cannot bet more money than they have, but they cannot take back bets after they have been playing. Before the game starts, players can place bets on various aspects of the game, such as:

  • Winner
  • Most points at half-time
  • Most steals
  • Most 3-pointers
  • Most dunks
  • Most blocks

Footaction USA[edit]

Here players can buy clothes for their characters. The types of clothing available include shirts, pants, shoes, headwear, and accessories, choosing from 16 different clothing lines, all of them real:

Courts[edit]

The courts featured in the game are all real-life courts.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PS2 Xbox
EGM N/A 6.5/10[1] N/A
Game Informer N/A 5.5/10[2] 5.5/10[3]
GamePro N/A 4.5/5 stars[4] 4.5/5 stars[4]
Game Revolution N/A D[5] D[5]
GameSpot 4.2/10[6] 4/10[7] 4/10[7]
GameSpy 2.5/5 stars[8] 1.5/5 stars[9] 2/5 stars[10]
GameZone 5/10[11] 7/10[12] 7.1/10[13]
IGN 6.5/10[14] 6.7/10[15] 6.7/10[15]
Nintendo Power 3/5[16] N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A 3.5/5 stars[17] N/A
OXM N/A N/A 6.9/10[18]
Entertainment Weekly N/A B[19] B[19]
Maxim N/A 8/10[20] 8/10[20]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 56/100[21] 62/100[22] 58/100[23]

The game received "mixed" reviews on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[22][23][21]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Leeper, Justin (September 2002). "Street Hoops: King of the Court [sic] (PS2)". Game Informer (113): 81. Archived from the original on November 17, 2004. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
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  5. ^ a b Dr. Moo (August 2002). "Street Hoops Review (PS2, Xbox)". Game Revolution. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (December 16, 2002). "Street Hoops Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Gerstmann, Jeff (August 19, 2002). "Street Hoops Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ Steinberg, Steve (December 27, 2002). "GameSpy: Street Hoops (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 1, 2005. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ Satterfield, Shane (September 27, 2002). "GameSpy: Street Hoops (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ Satterfield, Shane (September 14, 2002). "GameSpy: Street Hoops (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 24, 2005. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ Bedigian, Louis (December 10, 2002). "Street Hoops - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  12. ^ Valentino, Nick (August 28, 2002). "Street Hoops - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on November 24, 2007. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (August 28, 2002). "Street Hoops - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 27, 2008. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  14. ^ Boulding, Aaron (December 10, 2002). "Street Hoops (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Boulding, Aaron (August 14, 2002). "Street Hoops (PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Street Hoops". Nintendo Power. 164: 172. January 2003. 
  17. ^ "Street Hoops". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 118. September 2002. 
  18. ^ "Street Hoops". Official Xbox Magazine: 112. October 2002. 
  19. ^ a b Roenigk, Alyssa (September 6, 2002). "Street Hoops (PS2, Xbox)". Entertainment Weekly (670): 89. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  20. ^ a b Steinberg, Scott (August 7, 2002). "Street Hoops (PS2, Xbox)". Maxim. Archived from the original on August 5, 2002. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Street Hoops for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Street Hoops for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "Street Hoops for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 

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