|Game Review (written by Tbdaman) Added on: 09/14/2006
One of the best sport/arcade games ever, NBA Hang time rivals the likes of the original NFL Blitz and other top sport/arcade games. It first arrived in 1997 on the SNES and on arcade, leaving many wanting more...more...more! The sheer speed of the game is what first got me, with 2 on 2 game-plays and the small court giving way to quick points. Combine that aspect with crazy dunks, no fouls, team dunks and lay-ups, "team fire", codes, other options, and you got one hell of an up-tempo basketball game!
With the "create a player" option, one is able to create multiple characters, decide their players' name, what their player looks like (aliens, a clown, a wizard, etc) what their initial skills are, and special bonuses as well.
For every 3 wins in a row, you are awarded bonus points to allot your character and eventually unlocking other special bonuses later. Choose between, say, creating a 7'6 defensive blocking machine, or maybe a small, too-quick-for-you passer/shooter. You could say that your goal for the created character is to defeat all 29 teams and rise atop the rankings doing so (for bragging' rights). The game itself isn't too difficult; itís really all about your own creativity and reflexes.
My favorite part of the game is the ability to play with or against a friend. The game is 2 on 2, and so 4 players can "coin in" to a game. Trying to stop another player from doing a nasty dunk is just as fun
as slamming one in the opponents grill. When playing with someone itís great going on a tear, scoring basket after basket to attain "team-fire", and thatís when the demolition begins! Team-fire makes your stats much better, and itís hard to be stopped from scoring. Just make sure you play with someone that actually shares the ball, because itís possible for someone to just hold onto the ball for a full half of the game...
Although itís in 2D and the graphics by todayís standards are unfavorable by comparison, NBA Hang time stands the test of time. Whether you're a sport enthusiast or not Ė itís not so important. The nostalgic aspects of simple controls, replay ability and the pick-up-and-play "feel" that the early-generation of games brought to the table are all here. The fun aspect will keep you playing this game, at least until something comes along thatís eerily similar. But with the sport genre sticking to simulation, don't expect to find a gem such as this anytime soon.
When I say "gem", I mean stop reading this and download this game right now.
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Too cool. A fun, arcade style basketball game. If you want to have quick fun, this is a good game. It has all the NBA teams and players. You can create your own player, and shape him the way you want. By winning games you will be able to upgrade your player, and he will soon be one of the best in the game, which is necessary, because the more games you win, the harder the competetion becomes. A fun little game.Reeeeeegan (08/30/2008)
I thought this was a cracker of a game! Played with my bro for what seemed like forever; also a big fan of NBA Jam games too. This was better though.Shadedflame (06/19/2008)
A fun, funny game. It's also kind of fun trying to count how many of the players in the game are still active, good luck!George (06/17/2008)
Very nice, tight NBA game. A fun, arcade style basketball game. If you want to have quick fun, this is a good game. It has all the NBA teams and players. You can create your own player, and shape him the way you want.Sinman (06/15/2008)
Now I remember where all my quarters went when I was young. Four kids saving up our quarters the whole week to get it slamm'in on Friday after school. The good old days. The graphics were quite remarkable back in the day.Marques19 (04/11/2008)
The best game ever!Zmac (03/15/2008)
This is a great game and I really enjoy it. It is the best classic basketball game that Iíve ever played, they should make another hang time for the new systems.Matt (03/11/2008)
This game is extremely easy to get addicted to. It is definetly worth downloading. You can play as a team from the 90s or create your own character.Joshua (03/03/2008)
This games is awesome and very exiting.Bktallboy2k5 (02/21/2008)
I love this game!Kurt karlsen (02/11/2008)
Nice game, this was the first good basket game!Xcvxcv2 (01/08/2008)
This game is awesome I could play this game all day long if I had the time. I love old NBA games with the mad hops and every single play is like a slam dunk or a 3 pointer. It’s worth downloading.Lirind (12/27/2007)
I love this game so much!Ronnymcdonny20 (11/08/2007)
Probably one of the simplest and best sports games ever developed. This is one of those games where you grab a six pack of soda and a bag of chips and tell your friends your busy kind of games. Amazing features, create a player was way ahead of its time as well as the play by play. This is a game with a in your face attitude!Cabman (09/04/2007)
This game should definetly be considered one of the best ever. The graphics even by todays standards are great.Dodongskie (08/29/2007)
I love this classic game.Caesarjk (07/30/2007)
Very fun game to play. The graphics are not bad and the gameplay is the best. If you like basketball you are going to love this gameHornstinger (07/28/2007)
NBA Hangtime is just beautiful for all of you basketball fans. Such taunts as BOOMSHAKALAKA and He's Heating Up! Download.Maurice moore (07/19/2007)
It's a hot but old game. I love the game and love playing it.Jk330 (07/03/2007)
A fun, arcade style basketball game. If you want a realistic game, better not get this one. But if you want to have quick fun, this is a good game. It has all the NBA teams and players. You can create your own player, and shape him the way you want. By winning games you will be able to upgrade your player, and he will soon be one of the best in the game. Which is necessary, because the more games you win, the harder the competetion becomes. A fun little game.Rmmoon (06/26/2007)
I love basketball games and this is a good one for the PC. The computer is harder to play against than many games. Both you and the computer make most of your shots. Fun game.