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NBA Courtside 2002 is the GameCube's first basketball game. It utilizes motion-captured moves and face-mapping. There are a total of 29 NBA teams plus the Western All-Stars and the Eastern All-Stars. You can perform adrenaline-boosted moves or alley-oop dunks. Passing can be done easily with the introduction of the C-Stick passing. The game boasts a great number of dunks and layups animations.

There are six ways to play: Quick Play, Full Season, Playoffs, Three-Point Shootout, Arcade, and Practice. Arcade mode is 3-on-3, NBA Jam-style action and is played on an outdoor court.


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Alternate Titles

  • "NBAコートサイド2002" -- Japanese spelling

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One of the best basketball games for GameCube Thomas T (217) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews May 21, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine Feb 20, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82 (UK) May 28, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Jan 23, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Netjak Feb 08, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 08, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Jun 28, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Jan, 2002 C+ 58
Game Critics Feb 20, 2002 3 out of 10 30


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Kobe Bryant once again lends his motion captured moves to the game, although not his name to the games title as in the last two in the series on the Nintendo 64.
JPaterson (9101) added NBA Courtside 2002 (GameCube) on Jan 26, 2002