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NBA Hangtime; August Game of the Month
Topic Started: Aug 1 2017, 05:49 PM (262 Views)
bluedogrulez
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Having been obsessed with NBA Playgrounds lately, I feel like I've been playing Hangtime without that gorgeous 90s hip-hop theme song. Will definitely fire it up this month!
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I did turn on NBA Hangtime this weekend. I should have taken a glance at the manual because the controls were anything but intuitive. So I immediately went down 19-0. But then I found the shoot button (C-down?) and some other important buttons, and with the game's rubber band mechanic (and Mookie's sensational shooting), I took the lead. But then the AI got hot again and I wound up losing by 10.

This game gets "arcade sports" so right. And it reminded me of something else from childhood...the idea that the CPU was a real opponent. Raise your hands if you used to mutter or yell "The computer is a cheater!!" went you lost at a game like Tecmo Super Bowl at the hands of a last minute Steve Young-thrown Hail Mary? AI used to be equipped with such unfairness, it really made it feel like you were playing an older brother who would never let you win. I miss that challenge and unpredictability in some games...even Hangtime's spiritual successor NBA Playgrounds (where the CPU is beatable 95% of the time).
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