NBA Shootout 98
Arriving uncharacteristically late in the basketball season, Sony is finally ready to give gamers a good look at NBA ShootOut '98. Judging from this preview version of the game, the extra development time has definitely been well spent.
ShootOut '98 already looks better and plays smoother than the previous game. This is in part due to the numerous new player animations (now sporting 30 different dunks) added to the game, but even more-so because of the technical improvements to the polygonal engine. Animations are faster, gameplay is speedier, and the transitions between motion-captured moves are much more fluent, bringing ShootOut '98 closer to mimicking NBA action than it's ever been before.
Sony Interactive also continues to add features to their game to make it cater better to the die-hard basketball fan. Building on the success of the "Icon Passing" system, ShootOut '98 also sports "Icon Cutting." This new system allows players to control cutters, screens and double teams at will. The play-book is also a little beefier, containing nine new offensive and four new defensive plays.
With these said enhancements, NBA ShootOut '98 has a legitimate shot to dethrone EA's NBA Live 98, currently the best console basketball Simulation on the PS.
- MANUFACTURER - SISA
- THEME - Sport
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1-8