Saber Interactive has just released NBA Playground, and oh man is it goofy.
This is truly an arcade game. 2v2 basketball with power-ups, crazy dunks, and fouls abound. It’s like NBA Jam with basketball magic and guys with really big heads.
Playgrounds does have an impressive roster, including Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Magic Johnson, but they’re goofy caricatures of themselves.
Game modes include off-line co-op and competitive, and two-player online competitive. Of course, there is solo play, local tournaments, with online tournaments coming post-launch for free.
Announcer Ian Eagle and color commentator E.J. Johnson provide VO to bring the silly street games even more into full-blown insanity.
NBA Playgrounds is out now for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Online functionality for the Switch will not be available at launch, but it will come in a free update.
Visit www.nbaplaygrounds.game to learn more.