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Fox Sports College Hoops '99 (Nintendo 64) artwork

Fox Sports College Hoops '99 (Nintendo 64) review


"This is a dirt cheap game in stores, and well one day I had $5 and I saw it was that much, so I purchased it. At first I was pissed because there is no real college b-ball players. Instead you have players similiar to real life counterparts with rediculous names. I got it to see Jason Hart and Etan Thomas of Syracuse, and I was sadly disapointed. However I did put a good amount of time into this game nonetheless. "



This is a dirt cheap game in stores, and well one day I had $5 and I saw it was that much, so I purchased it. At first I was pissed because there is no real college b-ball players. Instead you have players similiar to real life counterparts with rediculous names. I got it to see Jason Hart and Etan Thomas of Syracuse, and I was sadly disapointed. However I did put a good amount of time into this game nonetheless.

GRAPHICS (8/20): The players are all fairly blocky, and do not look good at all. Many of them look identical, and they only differ in color, height, and weight. You could say they don't look like their real life counterparts, but they don't have anyway so that complaint is unjust.

SOUND (5/10): Fairly annoying announcers like most videogames, but they are not as annoying as some announcers I've seen in videogames. The music is not that frequent, except it more resembles rap and I hate rap.

GAMEPLAY (12/55): The gameplay is similiar to every simulation basketball. The controls however are not very responsive, and sometimes will have slow reactions. Now to the actual game they have 200+ college basketball teams, including some of those lowly ones like Delaware U. They have them in their respective divisions, and you can lead any of them to the Final Four. However these respective teams do not have their actual players, because of college basketball contracts won't let them. This just pissed me off from the beggining. However I did play through a season, and well it doesn't have continuos play either. It ends there, and then it's all over unless you start a new one. It just doesn't have depth, and that is all there is too it.

REPLAYABILITY (5/10): I can't give this category that bad of a rating, cause I put alot of time into this game. I played through one whole season, including the Final Four victory with my Orangemen, even if I did not have the real Hart. Once you figure out the counterparts, the game is kinda entertaining.

DIFFICULTY (4/5): The difficulty is fairly well controlled, except the fact that it is still a little easy. You might struggle at the start of a season, but later on you should cruise through. You will easily be able to make threes, however the game does like to keep games close (Damn buzzer beater full courter by Pittsburgh).

OVERALL (34/100): Now I know some of my biggest problems with the game are not the fault of Fox Sports, but other problems definitely could be improved upon. Honestly if you are a big fan of college sports, this honestly is not that bad of a game. However it is not worth the pickup either, even with that $5 price tag.

Rating: 3.4/10

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Community review by ratking (July 07, 2002)

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