Video Game Review: NBA Street Home Court
I just purchased an Xbox 360 and unfortunately my first impression is not so great. There is nothing wrong with my Xbox 360; it's just that the first game I played was not a very good one. If you are new to the Xbox 360, or even if you're not, avoid NBA Street Homecourt.
The NBA Street Homecourt is one of many basketball video games that attempts to make street ball seem fun and paint it in a good light and it fails at every turn.
The first thing someone will notice about NBA Street Homecourt is the game is quite possibly the easiest game I've ever played. If I were writing a strategy guide to this game this would be the entire guide.
"Use the A button to inbound the pass. Hold down right on your analog stick to move towards the basket. Once you approach the basket hold down the A button to dunk."
That's it, that's the whole guide. All you have to do is run in a straight line down the court and nobody ever guards you. All the player has to do is stop the computer's team once on defense and you'll guarantee victory and it's not that hard to play defense, in fact it's a breeze.
NBA Street Homecourt is supposed to paint street ball in a good light with its fancy tricks moves but all this game does is make video game street ballers look as ridiculous and overmatched as real street ballers do compared to NBA players. If you want to get the full details of upcoming NBA games, free locker codes and the full guides visit at
Every game I played, the computer played as street ballers with their fancy moves, I just played as a regular basketball player. Here is a scenario I would see several times a game. The computer street baller would do a few fancy dribbles then decides he'll be cute and try and embarrass me by bouncing the ball right off my forehead and then retrieving the ball and dribble past me while I'm stunned. Unfortunately for said street baller every time he did this my defender stuck up his hands, caught the ball, and then got a lay up going the other way.
In another trick the street baller would reach between your legs throw the ball up in the air behind you and while you are confused they would grab the ball out of the air and drive past you. Unfortunately for them it never confused me and every single time my defender just grabbed the ball out of the air and went for another uncontested lay up.
On yet another trick play the street baller will bounce the ball behind your back, spin in the opposite direction around you, then once he's on the other side of you he collects the ball and continues. Every time the computer did this though there was no ball for the street baller to collect because it was being dunked by my defender on the opposing goal.
Blocking isn't much harder either. The street ballers will dribble around for about 15 minutes doing all kind of trick dribbles. Meanwhile you can just stand there in the lane and ignore their tricks and then when they finally shoot the ball it's quite easy to reject the ball to the other side of the court.
Many street ball players have lots of "cool" moves but the truth is in a basketball game they'd get schooled by a NBA player, probably even shut out. NBA Street Homecourt is equally inferior to NBA video games.