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NBA Hoopz is a basketball video game by Midway. This game is the trilogy of NBA Hangtime and NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC. Hoopz was the only 3-on-3, arcade-style basketball video game available during the 2000–01 NBA season. This would be the final basketball video game released for the company as Midway put more focus on the Mortal Kombat series before getting acquisition under Warner Bros. Interactive in 2010.
|Developer(s)||Eurocom Entertainment Software|
Game Boy Color
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
Rather than 5 on 5 action like professional play, this game features 3 on 3 play. Using players from the NBA, each player chooses a guard, forward, and center from the team's NBA roster for the first half and can make substitutions for the second half.
NBA Hoopz is an arcade-style game and not meant to be realistic: players can jump twenty or thirty feet in the air, dunk the ball from 20 feet (6.1 m) away, and do otherwise physically impossible things. Fouls are only called on flagrant pushes, foul shots are rare (and only after a number of fouls are accumulated), and there is no out of bounds. In addition, after a player makes three consecutive shots he becomes "on fire" which allows him to make almost any shot as well as goaltend without penalty. The PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast versions accommodate up to four players.
- More than 500 High Flyin' Animations
- Sharp Graphics, Player Models and Animated Crowds
- Addicting Mini-Games like 21, 2ball and Around the World
- Secret Hidden Courts like Beachside and Street Court
- Jammin' On-Fire Mode
- Official NBA Stats and Player Rosters
The uniforms for the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns were not updated for the game. These teams sported the uniforms they had in the 1997-98 NBA season instead of the ones they had in the 2000–01 NBA season.