For those who wish NBA stars looked more like bobble-heads and performed feats of great physics-defying basketball in a random court in the streets somewhere, the latest NBA Playgrounds might be a good option. NBA Playgrounds is centered around an arcade approach to basketball that has very little to do with the actual game of throwing a ball through a net and more to do with firing it like a volley of stardust through what just happens to resemble a basketball net. Whether or not anything in the courts is regulation isn’t really a concern here, players instead focus on the spectacle of dreamland hoops with proper timing and power-ups.
See the launch trailer for NBA Playgrounds below. NBA Playgrounds is out now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.