NBA Shootout 2001 for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
For many seasons, 989's NBA ShootOut series has competed with the EA SPORTS' NBA Live releases for the position of top basketball game in the PlayStation market. As this healthy competition moves to the PlayStation 2, NBA ShootOut 2001 shows no exception to this tradition. NBA ShootOut 2001 features a redesigned game engine that takes advantage of the technological advances in PS2 to offer improved gameplay and smooth handling of enhanced graphics. To add to the realism, this game features over 1,000 motion-captured animations as well as arenas that are based on the actual stadiums that the NBA teams call home.
NBA ShootOut 2001 features a refined version of the "Touch Shooting" system that affords players even more control over the finesse shots. More dribbling options and controls are also available in NBA ShootOut 2001. The game is loaded with hundreds of plays for teams to execute on the hardwood. AI is also improved, allowing the computer defense to adjust to a particular style of offense, or for the computer's offense to choose a style that exploits weaknesses in the current method of defense.