NBA Courtside (Nintendo N64, 1998)
|Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside is a basketball simulation game for the Nintendo 64. It was released in 1998 and received a Player's Choice designation after selling one-million copies. At the time of the game's release, Kobe Bryant was in his second NBA season and at age 19, was the youngest player to have a game to his namesake. It was followed by a sequel, NBA Courtside 2: Featuring Kobe Bryant, released in 1999.
Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside features 5-on-5 gameplay. There are three modes: Pre-Season (Exhibition), Season, and Playoffs. In both Season and Playoffs modes, players have the option to simulate games.
Team rosters reflect the 1997-98 NBA season with two notable omissions: Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, and Golden State Warriors superstar Latrell Sprewell.
IGN gave Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside a 7.8 out of 10 overall, praising the graphics by saying the animation, detailed players and medium-resolution mode were smooth, though the reviewer noted that the stiff characters looked awkward.
|Game||Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside|
|Number of Players||1 - 4|
|ESRB Rating||E - Everyone|
|Game Special Features||
|Game Series||NBA Courtside Series|
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