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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 (232) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Mar, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Nintendojo Mar 02, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpot Jan 14, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN Jan 23, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
64 Power / big.N / N Games Feb, 2002 74 out of 100 74
Netjak Feb 08, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Gameplanet Jul 30, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Jun 20, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Game Revolution Jan, 2002 C+ 58


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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 (9555) added NBA Courtside 2002 (GameCube) on Jan 26, 2002