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Strategy Guide

NBA Hoopz
Strategy Guide
Version 0.2
7/22/01
Author: DreThug
E-Mail: DreThug@hotmail.com

Sections:
1: Introduction
2: Update History
3: Controls
4: Game Modes
5: Mini Game Modes
6: Offensive Strategy
7: Defensive Strategy
8: Mini Game Strategies
9: Create A Player
10: Trivia Questions/Answers
11: Top 5 Teams
12: Player Ratings
13: Personal Review
14: Codes/Secrets
15: Frequently Asked Questions
16: Credits
17: Before You E-mail Me
18: Legal Information
19: Final Thoughts

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1: Introduction
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Welcome to my NBA Hoopz Strategy Guide.  I decided to make a new standard 
for all my strategy guides starting with this guide.  In this guide, I have 
packed all the information I know about the game.  After reading this guide, 
I'm sure that you will have learned many things that you haven't learned and 
I'm positive that you will become a better NBA Hoopz player.  If you have 
any questions, comments, or suggestions please throw them my way at 
DreThug@hotmail.com.  Thanks and prepare to read the ULTIMATE NBA Hoopz 
Strategy Guide.


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2: Update History
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July 22nd 2001 (version 0.2) - Sadly, I'm not addicted to this game anymore 
because I found a new basketball game I enjoy even more.  I suggest that if 
you have a Playstation 2 you should pick up NBA Steetz.  I'm going to start 
writing a strategy guide on that game as soon as I buy the game.  For this 
super update, I have added all the game modes, strategies for all the game 
modes, and updated a couple more rosters.  Basically, this strategy guide is 
almost done except that I still have to type out a lot of the players 
ratings.  Other than that, this guide is done.  If anyone has any good ideas 
for this strategy guide please send them this way so I can make this guide 
even better.


July 16th 2001 (version 0.1) - Basically, this is a very small start.  
Everyday I will be updating and filling in everything I have missed or have 
yet written out.  Right now all you have is the basics here, but please bear 
with me.  The reason I put up this version of this guide is to have at least 
something posted here so that there will be something to read on this game.  
Don't worry, this guide will be a lot bigger and better in the next couple 
of days.  Next version also look forward to detailed descriptions of all the 
mini games you can play including how to be good at them.


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3: Controls
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The controls in NBA Hoopz can not be more straight forward.  Here I have 
listed all the controls in the game.

Offensive/Defensive
Turbo: R button (Tap twice for a spin on offense)
Shoot/Jump: X
Pass/Steal: A

Basically those are all the controls you need in the game.  Also, Midway let 
you customize the controls so you can set them up anyway you feel most 
comfortable with.


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4: Game Modes
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Here are all the modes of play in NBA Hoopz.  Down below I have listed the 
title of each mode with a brief description about it.

Quick Start
This is for single or multiplayer usage.  No records recorded or anything 
like that just a mode to get right into playing.

Season
Play in a 14, 28, 56, or 82 game season with any team of your choice.

Tournament
Up to 8 teams can play in the tournament mode.  Basically, this is like a 
playoff tree.

Mini Games
Play either 2 Ball, 21, Around the World, Practice or a 3 Point Shootout.

Options
Select game, sound, or control options for NBA Hoopz.

Customize
If you want to customize your team go directly here.  Here you can customize 
a whole team or any player of your choice.  Also, you can transfer players 
to different teams to make your ultimate dream team.

Customize Team
In customize team you can do the following: Pick your city, pick your team 
name, pick your arena, pick your home jersey, pick your away jersey, and 
pick your logo

Customize Player
In customize player you can change his name, his number, his attributes 
which range from height, weight, power, speed, 2 pointers, 3 pointers, 
steal, block, dunks, dribble.  You can also change his privelages which area 
stealth turbo, big heald, drone big heads, choose hotspot, hide attributes, 
choose jersey.  You can also give your player a nick name.

Load/Save
This is basically where you can save or load your game in NBA Hoopz.


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5: Mini Game Modes
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NBA Hoopz has a lot of mini games that you can play when you get bored with 
the original mode.  Here I have listed each mode with a brief description of 
the rules and how to play them.

2 Ball
This is your basic 2 Ball which means you have two players on your team.  On 
the court there is different markings with numbers in circles.  If the 
number says 2 and you make a shot from there you can get 2 points.  The 
numbers go all the way up to 8 which is basically the longest shot in 2 
Ball.  You can select the amount of game time anywhere from 45 seconds to 90 
seconds and the amount of teams from 2 to 3.   You can also select the arena 
and the difficulty section.

21
Familiar with 21?  Well I am because it's my favorite game to play with my 
friends when we are playing real basketball.  Here you get to pick 3 
different teams and each person is on their own team.  The first player to 
score 21 points exactly wins the game.  If you go over 21 points you get 
reset to 11.  When playing each shot is worth 2 points and after two baskets 
you can get a free throw.  If you make the free throw you still get 
possession.  The free throw can either be a 1 point opportunity which is 
taken from the free throw line or a 3 point opportunity which is taken 
behind the arc.

Around The World
Around the World is a game we are all familiar with.  In this mini game you 
can choose from either 2 or 3 players, taunts on or off, one way or round 
trip, select your arena, and choose the difficulty level.  In this mode you 
try to make it around the basket by shooting from marked shots.  If you make 
the basket you move on, if you miss it you can use a chance and try again or 
you can just let the other person shoot.  First one to make it to the end 
wins.

Practice
Need to brush up on your skills?  Well pick any player from any team and 
shoot around.

3 Point Shootout
Like to have 3 point competitions?  Well if so, you can to the right place.  
Pick the game time from anywhere to 70-100 seconds, the number of players 
from 1 to 3, taunts on or off, the arena you would like to play in,a nd the 
difficulty level.  The goal is to see who can shoot more three pointers in 
the given time with the amount of balls supplied.


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6: Offensive Strategy
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I usually never lose in NBA Hoopz so I decided to give you guys some tips to 
help you out.  Basically in offensive all you need to do is have a good 
three point shooter.  One shooter is all you need to have to win a game.  
Pick a team out of my Top 5 teams to insure a victory.  Always control the 
guard so that the center will be under the basket at all times.  After the 
other team scores pass the ball in quick and run straight up the court 
holding turbo.  When you see the first player trying to guard you juke him 
out by spinning.  Then take the running 3-point shot and you will most 
likely make it 80 percent of the time.  If you miss, your center will be 
under the basket to either rebound the ball or to tip it in.  Now if you 
aren't good at shooting 3 pointers don't worry at all.  After you juke out 
the first player there will only be 2 players left to guard you (usually the 
player that gets juked out will fall to the ground) so all you need to do is 
pass it to the open player and take the open shot.  Dunks are really 
effective in NBA Hoopz but only gets you 2 points each time which is a bit 
uneffective if you are playing a good 3 point shooting team.  If you have a 
player on you and the shot clock is running out don't be scared to fake a 
shot.  To do this just tap X instead of holding it down to shoot and your 
opponent will usually jump up.  This now gives you a great opportunity to 
step up and take the shot with him not in your face.  It works effectively 
if you get good at using it.  Another thing you must know about NBA Hoopz is 
that if you are winning in the 4th quarter the losing team will have an 
advantage.  Try holding the ball as much as possible so the time ticks down 
because if the defense gets the ball they will make incredible 3 point shots 
that will go down all the time.  Another good tip to try to do is to try to 
get fouled 5 times in one quarter.  If that happens, you get a free throw 
which is worth 3 points.  Then you also get to take out the ball so you can 
make a 6 point run in one possession which is awesome.  Other than that, I 
can't think of anything else to help with offense.  Hopefully this helps you 
out, and if it doesn't please e-mail me for a clearer explanation.


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7: Defensive Strategy
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Defense in NBA Hoopz is actually important.  Thay may seem funny for a lot 
of people being that this an arcade game but if you have good defense in 
this game you can actually be a great player.  While playing defense you 
should always double team the player with the ball.  I find this very 
effective because it takes away the juke move and if you are trying to steal 
the ball with two players, the offensive player is more likely to lose the 
ball.  Don't worry if you leave a player wide open because most of the time 
the ball won't be passed to him anyways because the offensive player won't 
be able to throw the ball in his direction.  Even if the ball is passed to 
the wide open player, control your center and goal tend the ball if you 
think it is going in.  This helps because it can still keep you on fire if 
you are on fire or it can keep the total of straight baskets you made 
without counting the basket your opponent made.  Another good thing to do in 
defense is to steal all the time.  I find myself pushing my opponents to the 
floor almost everytime they get the ball.  Sure, they do take a free throw 
at least two times a game but with all the stealing I do it balances it out 
in my favor.  Also, even if you give your opponent a free throw it's not one 
hundred percent that he will make the free throw because sometimes its a lot 
harder then you expect.  If the center ever gets the ball make sure you try 
to foul him.  This works because the center usually doesn't fall down and he 
doesn't have that good of hands so he drops the ball without a foul being 
called.  Also, if you see a player going for a dunk make sure you just up 
and try swatting the ball out of the players hand.  The first few times you 
try to do this you might miss the ball totally or just touch the ball 
slightly that the offensive player will still have enough control to dunk 
the ball.  Don't worry though, practice makes perfect.  That's basically my 
defensive strategy for NBA Hoopz, if you have any questions please e-mail me 
for a more clearer explanation if you got lost or something.


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8: Mini Game Strategies
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Not only do I have strategies for offensive and defensive play, I have them 
for all of the mini games that you can play in NBA Hoopz.  Before you read 
these strategies make sure you have read my offensive and defensive 
strategies which are listed above.

2 Ball
2 Ball is one of my favorite games to play in NBA Hoopz.  To be good in 2 
Ball make sure you have at least one good three point shooter on your team 
of two.  Usually, I will either go with Ray Allen or Reggie Miller to ensure 
a victory.  Basically, I'll use my good shooter to shoot around in the 
higher number points while I use my worse shooter to take the easy 2s, 3s, 
and 4s.  Some tips that you need to know is that if one guy takes a shot the 
other guy has to get the rebound or there will be a penalty.  Also, a person 
can not shoot twice in a row and can only make three baskets at one circle.  
Usually, don't waste the 2 pointers only when you get a rebound right under 
the basket.  Take the long shots most of the time with your good shooter so 
there is a good possibility to get some high scores.  Don't get discouraged 
if you can't make the long shots, practice makes perfect.

21
21 is a great game to play in real life and also a great game to play in NBA 
Hoopz.  Make sure you pick a good shooter that is a bit tall so that you can 
at least have a chance to pull down some rebounds.  Use my offensive 
strategy that I listed above of how to juke pass players.  Don't shoot 
perimeter shots in 21 because all the points are worth the same and there is 
a better chance of getting the shot blocked or goal tended if you take long 
range shots.  Also, always try to get the rebounds in mid air and take the 
shot while you're still in the air to ensure that your second chance points 
go in.  When you make two consecutive baskets in a row you will have the 
opportunity to either take a one point shot or a three point shot.  If you 
are winning by a lot, it is a lot safer to take the one point shot to ensure 
that you still get possession because most of the time you will make the 
shot.  If you are losing go for the 3 point shot but it is a lot harder to 
do.  Also, make sure that you play good defense which can be done by reading 
my defensive strategy listed above.  If you play like this, you will 
probably be unstoppable.  Remember, if you make the free shot you get to 
keep possession.

Around The World
This is one of my less played many games because I don't really like how you 
have to play around the world in this game.  Instead of just taking a 
regular jump shot, you have to line up the two basketball balls to make the 
shot either go in or miss.  There is really no strategy to do this except 
that you should always hit the button a little before the ball is in the 
center so by the time your reflexes touch the button the ball will then be 
in the middle.  The only thing I can tell you about is that if you pick a 
good shooter the balls go slower so it is a bit easier to make some of the 
shots and that you can only have the opportunity to chance if you make the 
shot.  Other than that, there is really nothing else to tell you that can 
help you in around the world.

Practice
Need help practicing?  Probably not.  The only reason I practice 
occasionally is to try finding out where all my players hot spots are.  This 
is always good because then you know where they shoot the best from.  Other 
than that, there is really no other reason to practice except if you are 
just fooling around.

3 Point Shootout
Again, this is just like Around The World.  I don't really like the concept 
of this mini game either because there is really no strategy to line up the 
balls.  Basically, if you have good eyes you should be able to make at least 
1/3 of the shots you take.  Remember that the last ball on each rack is 
worth two points instead of one.  Also, make sure you hurry up when you take 
the shots because when you play with only 70 seconds you are a bit stressed 
for time.  Other than that, there is really no other tips I can give you for 
the 3 Point Shootout.


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9: Create A Player
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Creating A Player in NBA Hoopz makes the game a lot more fun.  I created 
this one player that was basically unstoppable and I never lost with him 
once.  Here I have listed each of the things you can customize for your 
player and what I think is necessary and not.  Remember, when you answer 
more trivia questions right you get to add more points to your players 
attributes.  I made a scale to show how important things are with 5 stars 
meaning extrememly necessary from 1 star meaning not worth it.

Key
5 Stars (*****)...........Necessary
4 Stars (****)............Great To Have
3 Stars (***).............Nice To Have
2 Stars (**)..............Not Needed
1 Star (*)................Waste of Points

Height = ****
Height is a great thing to have for a player.  Even if you don't have good 
rebounding and blocking skills, the height makes up for it.  With my 
character I made him the tallest you could possibly be.

Weight = **
You don't really need to have weight but it's good to have if you don't need 
anything else. It's basically there to make your player either fat or skinny 
which could be useful to be fat down in the post.

Power = ***
Power is nice to have but not needed.  Power helps so you don't get pushed 
around and that you don't lose the ball when you get fouled.  Other than 
that, power is really useful.

Speed = ****
Speed is necessary to have.  If you are down by 1 and there's barely anytime 
left on the clock, with a fast player you can get down the court in roughly 
2 seconds.  If you are a slower player you will not get anywhere in NBA 
Hoopz.  Also, speed makes up for power.

2 Pointers = ***
2 Pointers are not really necessary in NBA Hoopz because they seem to be the 
lease effective.  Why take a jump shot when you can dunk or take a 3 
pointer?  A jump shot also has the best opportunity to get blocked.  Even 
though they aren't really needed, it's nice to have just incase.

3 Pointers = *****
The best thing to have in the game is a good 3 point shooter.  With my 
character I made him maxed out in 3 pointers so basically he could make all 
the 3 point shots he took.  If you are maxed out on three pointers you are 
basically unstoppable.

Steal = ****
Surprisingly, stelas are very important in NBA Hoopz.  Steals are basically 
what gets you back in to the game when you are losing.  If you have a high 
steal rating you can be sure that when you foul a guy he will drop the ball.

Block = **
Blocks are not really necessary in NBA Hoopz.  If you have a tall player on 
your team there is no point in wasting attribute points to make your player 
a better blocker.

Dunks = ****
Next to three point shots, dunks are the second most effective way of 
scoring points.  If you don't have a good dunk rating you can lose the ball 
in the air a lot of the time.

Dribbles = ***
Dribbles are not really important in NBA Hoopz because every player can use 
turbo and do the juke move.  I usually never get picked either when I'm 
dribbling so dribbles are not extremely needed.

Stealth Turbo = *****
Out of the two privelages that you get to choose you should choose stealth 
turbo as one of them for sure.  Stealth turbo will make you have better 
turbo which is always a good thing.

Big Head = **
Even though you like seeing a big head it's not necessary at all.  There's 
no reason that you should have a big head except that it might add a couple 
inches to your player.

Drone Big Heads = *
Not necessary at all.  If you even think that you should get drone big heads 
you shouldn't be playing this game.

Choose Hotspot - *****
Great to have.  Set your own hotspot so you know where your player can make 
most of his shots.  Usually I set mine on the top of the three point line so 
I can hit three pointers all day long.

Hide Attributes - ***
Actually, hide attributes is one of the better privelages you can have.  
With this, no one can know if your guy is a good shooter, blocker, or 
dribbler.  It's good to have in the long run.

Choose Jersey - *
Not necessary at all.  Basically, if you put your player on a team he will 
use their jersey anyways.  What a waste of a privelage.


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10: Trivia Questions/Answers
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After playing many games I decided to come up with the idea to write down 
all the trivia questions, answers, and how much they are worth.  I figured 
that this would be an excellent addition to this guide because it will be a 
lot easier for anyone to upgrade their player.  If you have any trivia 
questions that you've encountered please e-mail me them at: 
DreThug@hotmail.com.  Thanks.

Who won the NBA Sixth Man Award in 1998-99?
A) Darrell Armstrong
B) Detlef Schrempf
C) Dell Curry
D) John Starks
Worth: 5 points
Answer: Darrel Armstrong

Who won the NBA Rookie of the year award in 1989?
A) Juwan Howard
B) Eddie Jones
C) Kobe Bryant
D) Mitch Richmond
Worth: 10 points
Answer: Mitch Richmond

For which team has Felton Spencer never played for?
A) Atlanta Hawks
B) Minnesota Timberwolves
C) Golden State Warriors
D) Utah Jazz
Worth: 15 points
Answer: Atlanta Hawks

Which college did Chicago's Khalid El-Amin attend?
A) Connecticut
B) Kansas State
C) Kentucky
D) Clemson
Worth: 15 points
Answer: Connecticut

How tall is Muggsy Bogues?
A) 6'11"
B) 6'3"
C) 5'3"
D) 5'7"
Worth: 10 points
Answer: 5'3"

What Clipper appeared in 80 of the team's 82 games last season?
A) Michael Olowokandi
B) Lamar Odom
C) Brian Skinner
D) Eric Piutkowski
Worth: 15 points
Answer: Michael Olowokandi

Which college did Atlanta's Lorezen Wright Attend?
A) Michigan State
B) Mississippi
C) Memphis
D) Michigan
Worth: 15 points
Answer: Memphis

Which team selected Bryant Stith with the 13th overall pick in the 1992 NBA 
Draft?
A) Washington Bullets
B) New York Knicks
C) Denver Nuggets
D) Utah Jazz
Worth: 10 points
Answer: Denver Nuggets

Who had the most steals in the 1998 All-Star Game?
A) Garry Payton
B) Eddie Jones
C) Mitch Richmond
D) Shawn Kemp
Worth: 10 points
Answer: Shawn Kemp

Which team selected Vince Carter wiht the fifth pick in the 1998 NBA Draft?
A) Toronto Raptors
B) Sacramento Kings
C) Dallas Mavericks
D) Golden State Warriors
Worth: 10 points
Answer: Toronto Raptors

Last year's NBA Finals appearance was the second for the Indiana Pacers?
A) True
B) False
Worth: 5 points
Answer: False

Which team entered the league as an expansion team in the same year as the 
Hornets?
A) Dallas Mavericks
B) Orlando Magic
C) Seattle Supersonics
D) Miami Heat
Worth: 15 points
Answer: Miami Heat

Who holds the playoff record for fouling out in the fewest minutes of a 
game?
A) Chris Dudley
B) Greg Ostertag
C) Andrew Lang
D) Travis Knight
Worth: 10 points
Answer: Travis Knight


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11: Top 5 Teams
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In my opinion, here are the Top 5 Teams in NBA Hoopz.  I'm sure that all of 
you won't agree with me on this part of the guide but please hear me out.

Rank: #5
Name: Milwaukee Bucks
Why : The Bucks are a great team.  With Sam Cassell and Ray Allen the team 
is practically unstoppable.  The only problem with the Bucs is that their 
center is not that good.  Other than that, the Bucs are a strong team to 
play with.

Rank: #4
Name: San Antonio Spurs
Why : Two Words: Twin Towers.  When Duncan, Robinson, and Anderson are in 
the game the Spurs are literally unstoppable.  The only problem with that 
line up is the team is a bit slow which makes fast breaks almost impossible 
to stop.

Rank: #3
Name: Indiana Pacers
Why : The Pacers are an excellent team in NBA Hoopz.  I use the Pacers most 
of the time because they are a fun team to play with.  Sam Perkins is an 
excellent center with 3-point range and Reggie Miller is practically 
unstoppable.  Jalen Rose and Travis Best also hold their own when subsitutes 
are needed.

Rank: #2
Name: Los Angeles Lakers
Why : You figure that if Shaq endorses this game he should be unstoppable.  
Well, he basically is but against a good three point shooting team the 
Lakers are not as great as they should be.  Basically, the Lakers will 
always score 2 points on you but Kobe and Fox are not that great at hitting 
the jump shots from 21 feet out.

Rank: #1
Name: Portland Trail Blazers
Why : I actually use most of the Trail Blazers backup to win with the 
Blazers.  Stacey Augmon, yes I said Stacy Augmon, is an excellent 3 point, 
jump shot, defensive player in this game.  With him, Damon Stoudamire, and 
Sabonis the Blazers are practically unstoppable.  I can't believe Scottie 
Pippen and Steve Smith don't see much time on the court but Augmon is a 
great player.


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12: Player Ratings
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This part of the guide is the longest and most time consuming to do.  Here I 
have listed all the teams with all the player ratings.  I feel that this 
should be used to make miss matches and things like that.


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Atlanta Hawks
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Jason Terry
Power: 35
Speed: 70
2 Pointer: 50
3 Pointer: 45
Steals: 75
Blocks: 35
Dunks: 30
Dribbles: 70

Jim Jackson
Power: 25
Speed: 75
2 Pointer: 65
3 Pointer: 90
Steals: 75
Blocks: 25
Dunks: 20
Dribbles: 80

Demarr Johnson
Power: 50
Speed: 45
2 Pointer: 65
3 Pointer: 35
Steals: 35
Blocks: 65
Dunks: 50
Dribbles: 30

Matt Moloney
Power: 25
Speed: 70
2 Pointer: 85
3 Pointer: 75
Steals: 65
Blocks: 10
Dunks: 10
Dribbles: 80

Dion Glover
Power: 50
Speed: 50
2 Pointer: 60
3 Pointer: 45
Steals: 45
Blocks: 20
Dunks: 40
Dribbles: 40

Anthony Johnson
Power: 30
Speed: 50
2 Pointer: 45
3 Pointer: 30
Steals: 45
Blocks: 15
Dunks: 35
Dribbles: 35

Alan Henderson
Power: 75
Speed: 45
2 Pointer: 40
3 Pointer: 20
Steals: 55
Blocks: 70
Dunks: 55
Dribbles: 50

Chris Crawford
Power: 60
Speed: 35
2 Pointer: 35
3 Pointer: 45
Steals: 30
Blocks: 50
Dunks: 45
Dribbles: 25

Roshown Mcleod
Power: 50
Speed: 40
2 Pointer: 45
3 Pointer: 25
Steals: 25
Blocks: 20
Dunks: 50
Dribbles: 30

Hanno Mottola
Power: 40
Speed: 40
2 Pointer: 80
3 Pointer: 55
Steals: 25
Blocks: 50
Dunks: 45
Dribbles: 30

Dikembe Mutombo
Power: 90
Speed: 50
2 Pointer: 65
3 Pointer: 15
Steals: 45
Blocks: 100
Dunks: 70
Dribbles: 25

Lorenzen Wright
Power: 65
Speed: 40
2 Pointer: 80
3 Pointer: 25
Steals: 30
Blocks: 50
Dunks: 65
Dribbles: 25


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Boston Celtics
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Paul Pierce
Power: 60
Speed: 80
2 Pointer: 75
3 Pointer: 60
Steals: 75
Blocks: 50
Dunks: 75
Dribbles: 55

Antoine Walker
Power: 85
Speed: 80
2 Pointer: 65
3 Pointer: 50
Steals: 40
Blocks: 50
Dunks: 80
Dribbles: 70

Kenny Anderson
Power: 30
Speed: 95
2 Pointer: 70
3 Pointer: 65
Steals: 90
Blocks: 15
Dunks: 20
Dribbles: 90

Adrian Griffin
Power: 45
Speed: 65
2 Pointer: 50
3 Pointer: 40
Steals: 75
Blocks:200
Dunks: 50
Dribbles: 55

Bryant Stith
Power: 25
Speed: 60
2 Pointer: 65
3 Pointer: 65
Steals: 75
Blocks: 15
Dunks: 55
Dribbles: 75

Randy Brown
Power: 30
Speed: 80
2 Pointer: 45
3 Pointer: 50
Steals: 70
Blocks: 20
Dunks: 45
Dribbles: 60

Chris Carr
Power: 55
Speed: 50
2 Pointer: 55
3 Pointer: 40
Steals: 40
Blocks: 20
Dunks: 40
Dribbles: 40

Jerome Moiso
Power: 75
Speed: 35
2 Pointer: 65
3 Pointer: 35
Steals: 30
Blocks: 60
Dunks: 50
Dribbles: 30

Walter McCarty
Power: 60
Speed: 35
2 Pointer: 50
3 Pointer: 50
Steals: 25
Blocks: 45
Dunks: 55
Dribbles: 40

Eric Williams
Power: 40
Speed: 40
2 Pointer: 55
3 Pointer: 50
Steals: 45
Blocks: 25
Dunks: 55
Dribbles: 35

Vitaly Potapenko
Power: 75
Speed: 30
2 Pointer: 75
3 Pointer: 15
Steals: 45
Blocks: 35
Dunks: 50
Dribbles: 25

Tony Battie
Power: 75
Speed: 55
2 Pointer: 60
3 Pointer: 30
Steals: 50
Blocks: 50
Dunks: 50
Dribbles: 40

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Charlotte Hornets
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David Wesley
Power: 30
Speed: 70
2 Pointer: 75
3 Pointer: 75
Steals: 75
Blocks: 20
Dunks: 25
Dribbles: 55

Baron Davis
Power: 30
Speed: 65
2 Pointer: 55
3 Pointer: 35
Steals: 75
Blocks: 20
Dunks: 25
Dribbles: 40

Hersey Hawkins
Power: 20
Speed: 60
2 Pointer: 75
3 Pointer: 70
Steals: 60
Blocks: 25
Dunks: 25
Dribbles: 55

Eldridge Recasner
Power: 30
Speed: 50
2 Pointer: 55
3 Pointer: 40
Steals: 40
Blocks: 20
Dunks: 40
Dribbles: 35

Derrick Coleman
Power: 80
Speed: 45
2 Pointer: 80
3 Pointer: 50
Steals: 50
Blocks: 65
Dunks: 60
Dribbles: 25

Jamal Mashburn
Power: 70
Speed: 75
2 Pointer: 85
3 Pointer: 75
Steals: 30
Blocks: 25
Dunks: 80
Dribbles: 55

Otis Thorpe
Power: 75
Speed: 35
2 Pointer: 55
3 Pointer: 20
Steals: 40
Blocks: 15
Dunks: 70
Dribbles: 35

PJ Brown
Power: 75
Speed: 50
2 Pointer: 50
3 Pointer: 30
Steals: 10
Blocks: 55
Dunks: 70
Dribbles: 30

Eddie Robinson
Power: 45
Speed: 35
2 Pointer: 75
3 Pointer: 20
Steals: 50
Blocks: 30
Dunks: 50
Dribbles: 25

Tim James
Power: 55
Speed: 45
2 Pointer: 50
3 Pointer: 30
Steals: 30
Blocks: 45
Dunks: 35
Dribbles: 25

Jamal Magloire
Power: 75
Speed: 35
2 Pointer: 70
3 Pointer: 30
Steals: 35
Blocks: 85
Dunks: 50
Dribbles: 35

Elden Campbell
Power: 75
Speed: 60
2 Pointer: 75
3 Pointer: 25
Steals: 25
Blocks: 80
Dunks: 80
Dribbles: 20


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13: Personal Review
---------------------------------
I didn't hear about NBA Hoopz for a long time. I knew it existed but I 
didn't really know what kind of game it was nor what the whole concept was 
about. When I went to my friends house and he let me borrow the game, I fell 
in love with it immediently. To this date, I play this game hours a day with 
my friends trying to upgrade my basketball player as much as possible. Most 
people will likely pass on this game because they will think that its just 
like NBA Showtime except with another player. But in my opinion, the extra 
player outshines every other option added.

It's very noticable that Midway did not spend that much attention on the 
graphics in NBA Hoopz. The graphics are roughly the same as NBA Showtime 
except the players all seem very strong. I never knew that people like Mugsy 
Boges had muscles the size of his head. The courts are nicely designed like 
usual but there is some slight sort of framerate drop when your player 
becomes ''On Fire''. Other than that, the graphics in NBA Hoopz are good.

Gameplay-wise, NBA Hoopz delivers the most fun you can ever have in a 
basketball game. Not only is there the original 3 on 3 mode, there is 2 
ball, a 3 point shoot out, around the world, and a couple other games that 
you can play on your freetime. Also, there is a Create-A-Player mode where 
you can build up your character to whatever you want him to be like. For 
example, you can make your player 8 feet tall and only weigh 140 pounds. 
Once you get good at this game, you can beat everyone with your created 
players.

Control is off the hook in NBA Hoopz. Just like NBA Showtime, NBA Jam, etc. 
you can pick up the game and learn the controls by halftime. Basically all 
you need to know is the shoot button, the pass button, and the turbo button. 
Other than that, there is really no other essential controls that you would 
need to learn in NBA Hoopz.

The sound in NBA Hoopz is great. There is a lot of trash talking by players 
and the announcer always has something to say. Basically, the only thing I 
could ask for is the NBA on NBC music which was excellent in NBA Showtime. 
Other than that, I couldn't have asked for anything else.

So now you are probably wondering if you should buy this game. If you have 
any passion for basketball you should go to your local videogame store and 
pick this game up right now. If you are just a casual sports fan you should 
at least pick this game up to see what it is about. You won't be 
disappointed.

Overall: 9
Graphics: 7
Gameplay: 10
Sound: 8
Fun Factor: 10
Lasting Appeal: 10


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14: Codes/Secrets
---------------------------------
There is a huge amount of codes for NBA Hoopz.  Here I have listed all of 
the codes I know of.  Thanks to IGN (dc.ign.com) and GameWinners 
(www.gamewinners.com) for supplying these codes.

----------------------
Cheat mode
----------------------
Press Turbo (X), Shoot (A), and Pass (B) to change the icons on the versus 
screen. The numbers in the following list indicate the number of times each 
button is pressed. After the icons have been changed, press the D-pad in the 
indicated direction to enable the code. The name of the code and a sound 
will confirm correct code entry. For example, to enter 1-2-3 Left, press 
Turbo, Shoot(2), Pass(3), Left.

Effect	       Code
Show shot %	       0-1-1 Down
Home uniform	 0-1-4 Right
Beach court	       0-2-3 Left
Away uniform	 0-2-4 Right
Show hotspot       1-1-0 Down
ABA ball	       1-1-1 Right
Granny shots	 1-2-1 Left
No fouls 	       2-2-2 Right
Big heads	       3-0-0 Right
No hotspots 	 3-0-1 Up
Infinite turbo	 3-1-2 Up
Street court	 3-2-0 Left
Tiny heads	       3-3-0 Left
No goaltending	 4-4-4 Left
Tiny players	 5-4-3 Left
Play as Dr. Atomic 5-4-4 Left

----------------------
Taunt opponent
----------------------
Press B, A, Y, X, L, or R while your opponent is at the free throw line in a 
regular game or at the 3-point line in a game of 21.

Enter the following code at the Verses Screen. The first number is changed 
using the X button, the middle button is changed by using the A button, the 
third number is changed using the B button, then press the direction to 
finalize the cheat.

1-1-1-R (ABA Ball)
0-2-4-R (Away Uniforms)
0-2-3-L (Beach Court)
3-0-0-R (Big Head Mode)
1-2-1-L (Granny Shots)
0-1-4-R (Home Uniforms)
3-1-2-U (Infinite Turbo)
2-2-2-R (No Fouls)
4-4-4-L (No Goaltending)
3-0-1-U (No Hot Spots)
0-1-1-D (Increased Shot %)
1-1-0-D (Show Hotspots)
3-3-0-L (Small Head Mode)
5-4-3-L (Small Player Mode)
3-2-0-L (Street Ball)

----------------------
Gameshark Codes
----------------------
ABA Ball......................................EC67148200000001
Away Score 0 1st Q ...........................F4F9B4BC00000000
Away Score 0 2nd Q ...........................3BD1067D00000000
Away Score 0 3rd Q ...........................8FC3AF3A00000000
Away Score 0 4th Q ...........................B46618B700000000
Away Score 50 1st Q ..........................F4F9B4BC00000032
Away Score 50 2nd Q ..........................3BD1067D00000032
Away Score 50 3rd Q ..........................8FC3AF3A00000032
Away Score 50 4th Q...........................B46618B700000032
Away Team Score 0.............................F4F9B4BC00000000 
3BD1067D00000000 8FC3AF3A00000000 B46618B700000000
Away Team Score 200...........................F4F9B4BC00000032 
3BD1067D00000032 8FC3AF3A00000032 B46618B700000032
Away Uniform..................................AFE35D8700000001
Beach Court...................................914806E100000001
Big Heads Both Teams..........................CE0BEBEE00000003
Big Heads Team A..............................CE0BEBEE00000001
Big Heads Team B..............................CE0BEBEE00000002
Both Teams Shoot Away Basket..................9B5828CD00000001
Both Teams Shoot Home Basket..................9B5828CD00000000
Granny Shots..................................85A3811600000003
Home Score 0 1st Q............................F489B4BC00000000
Home Score 0 2nd Q............................5297556D00000000
Home Score 0 3rd Q............................8F73AF3A00000000
Home Score 0 4th Q............................DA78A1E500000000
Home Score 50 1st Q...........................F489B4BC00000032
Home Score 50 2nd Q...........................5297556D00000032
Home Score 50 3rd Q...........................8F73AF3A00000032
Home Score 50 4th Q...........................DA78A1E500000032
Home Team Score 0.............................F489B4BC00000000 
5297556D00000000 8F73AF3A00000000 DA78A1E500000000
Home Team Score 200...........................F489B4BC00000032 
5297556D00000032 8F73AF3A00000032 DA78A1E500000032
Home Uniform..................................59277B4100000001
Inf. Turbo Both Teams.........................FEE99A9000000003
Inf. Turbo Team A.............................FEE99A9000000001
Inf. Turbo Team B.............................FEE99A9000000002
Max Attribute Points..........................DF988C4400000003
No Fouls......................................425A13DF00000003
No Goaltending................................D0D88FC900000001
No Hotspots...................................913806E100000003
Show Hotspots.................................412A13DF00000001
Show Shot %...................................BF86369B00000003
Street Court..................................EF77148200000001
Tiny Heads....................................6CCB675700000001
Tiny Players..................................AE935D8700000001


---------------------------------
15: Frequently Asked Questions
---------------------------------
There are a lot of questions that a lot of people regularly ask about NBA 
Hoopz.  Here I have listed a lot of the questions I have received.

Question:
I heard this game is basically like NBA Showtime is that true?
Answer:
Yeah, the engine is basically the same except now there is an extra player 
on each team which makes the game a lot more fun.  Also, there is updated 
rosters and a few mini games to keep you busy if you are bored with the 
original mode.

Question:
I heard that the AI is a beat funny in the game.  Is that true?
Answer:
Like most basketball arcade games the AI makes the game close at the end.  
If you are winning in the 4th quarter the team that is losing will make 
shots that are basically impossible to make in real life and steal most of 
the passes that you throw down court.  A lot of people like this but I 
really don't care for it.

Question:
I have Playstation 2 and Dreamcast and I wanted to know if I should buy NBA 
Hoopz or NBA Streetz?
Answer:
Well, personally I like NBA Streetz a bit better because NBA Hoopz feels 
like a game that I have playing for years (NBA Jam, NBA Showtime, etc.)  NBA 
Streetz has a whole new look to basketball which makes the game not only 
more fun to play but a lot more satisfying.

Question:
Who endorses NBA Hoopz?
Answer:
Well, that's a pretty easy question if you just look on the cover you could 
see that Shaqueille O'neal endorses the game.

Question:
I'm having some problems with this game.  Where can I find help?
Answer:
If you can't find the answer in this guide feel free to e-mail me at 
DreThug@hotmail.com.


---------------------------------
16: Credits
---------------------------------
This strategy guide was made 99 percent by me.  The only people I would like 
to thank is:

IGN (dc.ign.com)
GameWinners (www.gamewinners.com)

For supplying all the codes for this guide.  Without them, there would be no 
codes for the game on this guide.


---------------------------------
17: Before You E-mail Me
---------------------------------
Please don't e-mail me asking stupid questions or I won't respond.  When I 
use to write strategy guides under a different name I would get 100's of 
e-mails asking the same question which I already answered in my FAQ.  Don't 
think I'm being mean if I don't respond to your e-mail, it's just that I 
have many other FAQs and I get tons of e-mail a day.  Also, if you want to 
e-mail me about the game please put in the Subject of the email NBA Hoopz so 
I know what game I'm getting e-mailed about.  If I just see hey or something 
like that, I might think it's porn and just delete it.  Now if you write an 
educated e-mail to me, then for sure you will get a response.  Thanks.


---------------------------------
18: Legal Information
---------------------------------
Basically, for all the people that want to steal my information and put it 
on their website, FAQ, or anything like that can't.  This document Copyright 
2001 DreThug can not be reproduced in any way without written permission 
from it's author (DreThug).  If you would like to use this strategy guide on 
your website please just send me an e-mail at DreThug@hotmail.com and I will 
most likely give you permission to use this guide at your site.  Remember 
the most updated version of this FAQ can always be found at GameFAQs 
(www.gamefaqs.com) so if you think I haven't updated this guide in a while 
you might just be looking at an old version of it.  If I find that anyone 
copied any of my information you will be screwed.


---------------------------------
19: Final Thoughts
---------------------------------
I feel that this Strategy Guide should help you more than enough with NBA 
Hoopz.  I'm very happy with what I did with this guide and I hope you are 
too.  Please check out all my other guides which help just as much as this 
guide.  If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free 
to e-mail me at: DreThug@hotmail.com.  If not, I hoped you enjoyed this 
strategy guide.

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