On Stream:http://store.steampowered.com/app/545270/NBA_Playgrounds/

About This Game

Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Practice your skills offline, play with up to three others on your PC, or take your talents online to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill.

• Easy to play, challenging to master
• Offline and Online Multiplayer
• Massive roster of current and retired NBA superstars
• All the official NBA teams
• Travel to playgrounds across the globe
• Hundreds of dunks and moves
• Collect all your favorite players
• Improve players over time
• Compete against the master of the playground himself – Allen Iverson
• Even more NBA superstars will be added post-launch

“Up your game!”
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel core i3 CPU 530 2.93GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 630
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0x compatible sound card
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My Dog’s name is White Folks

Posted: May 8, 2017
The game is fantastic, only gripe is not telling you what the "perfect dunk" is.. or perfect shot is for that matter. A mix on NBA JAM and Street which hits the feels being a former NBA Showtime tournament player. How is it a mix? Look down below

NBA JAM:

-obvious 2v2 gameplay
-High flying dunks
– Shoving as an option

NBA Street: Actually gearing off into NBA Street HOMECOURT territory, the timing of your shots/dunks factor in of you getting extra points much like the double dunk mechanic.

-Gamebreaker-esque meter.


Arcade gaming is back. Time for the NullDC emulator to be on the shelf a little bit.

EDIT: For perfect shots/dunks, looks like the peak of jumps. Isn’t common either so far. Will update if anything happens.

EDIT P2: Online is pretty solid. And you get points even when people rage quit (Street fighter 5 take notes) xD

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted: November 23, 2017
Solid fun little basketball game that I enjoyed far longer than the average player. (83+ hours of game time, not idled, not glitched, etc.)

Its fun in MP, but I only ever played with one friend on a handful of occasions, BUT finding a random game… I won’t say its impossible but I would say your far more likely to win Powerball while being struck by lighting. Also the MP is vs only. You cannot play as teammates which is really a lost opportunity.

In single player the game features a number of tournaments, and each game has a goal like (block 3 shots) which means you’ll have to change your style of play at some point to complete them all. (None of them are impossible… but a few of them you’re better off not trying to win the game to complete them… Lucky, you do not have to win and complete the goal at the same time.

Besides the tournaments you can play the CPU in Vs mode with a surprisingly number of game options. You can play to a certain score or you can play with a clock.

The game features cards that randomly give you new players. At the very beginning it was a pain to try to keep all the players… A patch changed this and frankly I think you’ll be able to get to your favorite players quickly and I do not recommend the unlock DLC. Getting all the players is a significant part of the play cycle and without that carrot you soon run out of game much sooner.

There’s also a leveling system, bronze, silver, and gold. Supposedly the gold level player have more moves but I never really noticed it.. but it was still a carrot to chase and chase it I did as I leveled every NBA player in the game (minus the new paid DLC) to gold. (And that’s how you get 83 hours out of the game.)

RAZERKhas

Posted: October 1, 2017
It’s a pretty nice Arcade Basketball game with awesome graphics (supports 4K resolution). Gameplay is nice, also the stadiums are nice but the AI needs some fixing, acts with a weird way most of the times, but in general the game is enjoyable and worths it’s price (got it on sale 50% off). Recommended.

whtfx-BR

Posted: May 11, 2017
Great game.
What needs to be better:
1. Play with your friend against two different players(4 players on 2×2 with a new ranking, specificied to this category).
2. An option to invite friend and play online against him. Since you can’t invite nobody, it’s just random row.
3. Regulate the match up online, sometimes it’s laggy, we prefer to play against a better/worst player than one from a different region.

h★boy

Posted: June 13, 2017
GET THis game and let your life change for the better and let all your friendships and rivalries come to an end.


s/o 2 maddog and saber interactive for putting so much effort in this game, talking 2 the community and doing bug fixes and updates this game is gonna be the norm in the future gg

Josh

Posted: May 21, 2017
I was questioning refunding this game and I’m glad I didn’t as a new update came out and you can play your friends, play unranked online, there’s A SHOT METER which makes shots WAYYY better than just guessing when the right time to release was as that was very inconsistant, 3 pointers are harder to score which is awesome as online people would be scoring half courts every second with people that have like 3/10 3 pointers. So if you saw earlier reviews that weren’t good and you didn’t really want to buy it anymore then re-think your decision as this game has got 100X better

El Duque Mateo

Posted: May 8, 2017
Make sure you have a game controller if possible, playing on the keyboard is really tough! This is not backyard basketball where that game was mouse driven.

I’m glad I had a logitech gamepad, things works awesome for this game. If you have a keyboard, you might have to reconfigure your keys.

It’s NBA Jam light! I like that it is 3D-ish, so you have better view of steals and blocks. Dunk timing is hard, but after 1 or 2 hours you’ll get the hang of it.

I have not played online yet, but the AI is decent, so solo play is fun.

It’s an arcade game, and I can see myself playing this after a long day of work for ridiculous dunks.

Note you do not get all the players, you unwrap them as you play. You’ll get two/three legendary players, and then some current players.

ROOKIE SZN

Posted: May 11, 2017
This game is fun and I enjoy it but you can’t really play with friends because there is no invite option and the matchmaking is random so it’s challenging for you to find them. This game would be 100x better if there were different modes such as 4v4s with 2 people on each team or 1v1s and custom lobbies where you could invite friends. I still would recommend this game to others due to the fact of how smooth and fun the game is.

Eartheagle500

Posted: May 25, 2017
Well I said that the developers could change my opinion on this game as far as fixing the steal cheese. They did!!! This developing team is incredible and VERY responding to the community. Just let them know if you have an issue with the game and they’ll try to fix it. The game itself is a very fun game and I very much enjoy it. Big thumbs up to the development team definently a must buy for any basktball fan.

andrew2K14

Posted: June 1, 2017
On the positive side this game is a modern update to classics like NBA Hangtime & NBA Jam Tournament Edition.

However, a few key areas of game play make this quite frustrating to have a "flow" to the game.

Suggestions below can be improved upon and hopefully made better in the next patches.

1) Rebounding. The rebounding/box out is seemingly random or heavily favored to the AI for offensive rebounds. At least 5 times to ten times a game in three minutes both my player and CPU player are standing over a basketball on the ground and cannot pick it up while the AI opponent casually walks over and grabs the ball. This is very frustrating over 3 minutes of play.

2) Cross-over dribbling. While excellent, they wipe out 1/2 or more stamina even on players with a high stamina rating. This would never happen in most arcade games so I hope this can be adjusted to allow for multiple cross overs or an option for unlimited.

3) Fade away jumpers. The difficulty in converting a fade away jump shot is almost impossible. I have played as "legend" Tracy McGrady and his shot bar for success on a fade away jump shot is so small and such a difficult narrow window to press shoot that is becomes almost useless to attempt a fade away.

4) Online play. I agree experience points are useful before online play. However, my first opponent played with a team containing Paul George and blocked my shot 10 times and scored at least five three pointers and was next to unguardable. Even Alonzo Mourning could not block dunks in the paint.

5) Clear outs / steal attempts. Same frustrating challenge as cross-over dribbling. One steal attempt or push attempt should not clear out over 33% of stamina. I understand this is not an unlimited turbo game with unlimited pushing and am not asking for that. I think three push attempts per 100% stamina is not too much to ask here is it? There seems to be overcompensation for foulless games and like the game NBA Showtime: NBA ON NBC on Nintendo 64. At least consider an "arcade" mode and simulation mode if that is the key. I thought this game was more "arcade" but it seems to hold onto a bit too much "simulation" in games.

Considering I have 3 hours of gameplay it very well could be that I need to play another 15-20 hours to get my experience points up to increase stamina but it seems unlikely.

Graphics are pretty nice (GTX 970, 16GB RAM, I7 3.4 GHZ Intel Processor, 1TB HDD).

The player cards are fun and I like the random aspect of obtaining "average" to "legend" players in the player packs.

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