NBA Shoot Out '97
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Last season's MVP returns to the hoop-il-up hardwood, hoping to reclaim the title of best all-around basketball game from this year's early front-running sensation. Live '97.
Dekes & Dunks
New this year, players can now dribble the ball behind their backs and between their legs. You can burst by defenders using turbo, then fly through the air and deliver a bullet jump-pass to Penny, cutting to the hole for two the Hardaway. There are seven types of dunks, including alley-oops and windmills, as well as authentic NBA plays like the Box, Inside Triangle, and Hi-Lo Post. You can call for a double team, crash the boards, and set your defense to a full- or halfcourt press. Topping it all off is icon passing, which Sony hopes will revolutionize the hoops dish game the same way it did for hockey in Faceoff '97.
The second round of Sony's top-notch hoopfest, Shoot Out '97 scores with a bench full of features that'll elate even the most diehard basketball fan. All 29 NBA teams are selectable, and the game includes all the new uniforms and up-to-date rosters. Bailers can trade and create players, sign free agents, and play in a multitude of modes from Exhibition games to Full Season and the NBA Finals. There are also individual player stats, league leaders, season awards, seven camera angles, and three difficulty levels.