While we practically ignored the American football offshoot of Electronic Arts’ Big sports game series, there must have been great interest in the motherland of the male pill – after all, it’s unusual even for the software giant to release a sequel after just ten months to bring to the stores.
As usual, there are only seven instead of eleven men per team, punts and field goals are no longer used. The extra point after a touchdown is therefore executed with a run or pass play. With the push of a button, you’ll add style to your actions (and risk quicker turnovers) to fill up a gauge and bag a ‘Gamebreaker’. It makes you particularly fit for a short time and thus increases the probability of success – especially if you activate it in the newly added and extremely strong second expansion stage. As a further addition, you can now use the walls of the playing field for cool actions with a key combo: dodge attacking defenders by using the wall as a running surface or get a higher throwing position for the quarterback. If you do this at certain marked points, hidden bonus players even beckon.
You can explore the dozen new playing fields with their pitfalls such as obstacles and small areas in a series of fresh and supplemented game modes: In the ‘Challenge’ you fight your way through various challenges with a team you have put together yourself. The ‘Gauntlet’ is more straightforward, in which you simply compete against all NFL teams. Of NBA Street Vol. 2 Finally, ‘Own the City’ was inspired: Here you start alone as a little light and gradually gain experience and teammates through various matches and tasks. If you like it more entertaining, you can prove yourself in the ‘Street Events’: Here you can expect match variants in which you have to pass within a very short time or you fight with three competitors to see who holds the unround leather in his arms for the longest time.