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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

Mobile Game Review of "NBA 2-on-2 Slam"

NBA 2-on-2 Slam is basically an updated version of the NBA Slam game THQ put out a couple years back. This time, you get pick 2 players out of EVERY current NBA team, plus a couple legendary teams you can unlock. They all got right looks and jerseys.

It's only 2-on-2 ball, so mechanics are simple: action (shoot, or steal), pass, and jump (which is also block). Most actions are contextual based. If you have the ball, it's "shoot". If you don't, it's "steal".

Controls are pretty responsive, and you motions are quite fluid. Graphics aren't 3D, but the 2D graphics are quite good, very clear and nicely animated, complete with spin moves, dunks, and much more. I have the LG Vx9900 enV, with the large screen, so the action fills up the screen, which helps a LOT, as you can see more than just a tiny piece of the court.

Everybody can dunk... By moving about, shooting, and filling up the slam meter (which recharges). When the slam meter fills, a "slam" icon appears on the playing field. Move the player with the ball to it (before it disappears), then press a series of buttons up/down/left/right like "Dance Dance Revolution", and you can do a slam. Not that it gets you extra points...

You can do a quick game (your "home team" that you picked against a random team), a regular game (your home team against a team you picked), or a challenge, which is the "campaign", where you have to beat a series of teams in order to unlock the legendary NBA duos.

All in all, I am NOT that much of a fan of action games, esp. sports games which relies too much on speed and hand-eye coordination, and NBA 2-on-2 slam is no exception. It seems to be a very competent game that does what it does well enough, without making you decide on too many things.

I'll give it a 7.50, but that's about it.

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