This side-scrolling, 2D basketball game has just enough in common with its console counterparts to share the same name: There's three people on each team, and they like to dunk on one another quite a bit. But that just isn't good enough if you like Midway's action/sports games. Hoopz's main draw is its obnoxious dunks and nifty moves--things that are conspicuously absent from the GBC hardcourt. All you do here is go back and forth, meander around for a good place to shoot, and let it fly. The only thing that stands in your way is an occasional steal (performed by running right on top of someone and pressing the button). Graphics may be above-average, but there's no pushing and shoving, no crossover dribbles, and no flair. In fact, the flashiest move happens when the players flicker because the system can't keep up with the action. I know I can't expect a perfect translation, but the omission of all these things takes the soul out of Hoopz, making it a boring, generic sports game devoid of the personality that made it stand out elsewhere.