NBA Give 'N Go
We Knew that Konami was working on a hot new buckets game (translated from their Run and Gun arcade hoops game), but the U.S. office is so tight-lipped about it that you'd think it was a national secret. No problem--we went to England and played the game!
The Super NES version will feature 27 NBA teams (the Raptors and the Grizzlies will be in the PlayStation version), and the game will be fully four-player compatible (with Multitap). It also features Mode 4 scrolling (where you can optionally view the action from behind your own basket) and we've been told that there will be play-by-play commentary. Hopefully this voice will be able to keep up with the fast and furious action we liked, once we got used to the new perspective. What we really liked though, was the Arcade and Exhibition Modes. In these modes we could play through the whole NBA season all the way to the Playoffs and beyond!
Not happy with the normal teams, after a quick scan of the Options Menu, we discovered a few All-star teams to try. Not bad! With a little tweaking this could be number one!
PUBLISHER - Konami THEME - Sports NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1-4
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Although it's a home version of the exciting arcade game Run 'N Gun, Give 'N Go doesn't give much.
With more options than a player's contract (like Arcade, Playoffs, Exhibition, and Team Edit modes), the game hardly lacks potential. It's the sluggish, unexciting gameplay that calls for a foul. You move up and down the court very slowly.
With the slanted perspective (similar to that of Slam 'N Jam), it's difficult to see where your teammates are when they're offscreen. The graphics and player animations are rather choppy -- especially when going up for dunks. There's also some graphical breakup when players bunch together. The controls are very responsive, though, with dunks and three-pointers galore, and the four-player option is always a welcome addition.
The audio track is innocuous at best with the faint roar of the crowd kicking in whenever a basket scores. The music's jazzy tone is upbeat and pleasant, but the announcer could use some work -- his exclamations consist of expressions like "Oh, violation."
Give 'N Gone
Give 'N Go isn't the worst basketball game out there -- it just isn't an arresting one. B-ball fans will be better off with an offering like NBA Live'95.
- When playing against the computer, don't worry about steals -- CPU opponents hardly ever take the ball from you.
- Check out the teams' strengths and weaknesses in the Exhibition mode.
NBA Give & Go is a basketball game similar to Run & Gun Basketball. It will be hitting the Super Famicom, and later the Super NES in the States. NBA Give & Go looks like it'll provide some intense action.