- NA release: 23rd November 1998
- JP release: N/A
- PAL release: N/A
- Developer: Z-Axis
- Publisher: Fox Sports
- N64 Magazine Score: 25%
Instead of opting for the fully professional basketball teams, Fox Sports instead went to the various colleges and universities to include their teams (but the players are all fictional). I personally find college sports being watched nationwide to be a bit of an odd thing, but it’s very popular in America.
College Hoops starts out with some extremely epic menu music, which is far too good for the game. Once you get past the menu and into the game, the only good part of the game – that music – is completely over and all you’re left with is the mess.
The game itself is hideous, each player looks out of proportion in a different way and you have an ugly wall of a crowd to look at. The gameplay doesn’t fare much better as it’s slow and unresponsive. Defending barely works and anything I tried resulted in a foul, I had much better luck by simply not taking control of any of the defending players.
You can hold the Z button to bring up button prompts to throw the ball to specific players, but when none of them get into good positions, the ability is wasted. I really struggled to get the ball through the hoop, with it bouncing so often or the opposing players forming a brick wall, so I could completely trashed.
College Hoops is definitely one of the worst sports games on the N64 so far.
All of which leaves you wishing you could be doing just about anything other than playing this pile of complete and utter dross. Falling down a flight of stairs, cracking your head open on an icy pavement, vomiting copiously into your lap, anything. Frankly, Fox College Hoops is the worst basketball game in the world.Tim Weaver, N64 Magazine #26
Remake or remaster?
This adds nothing to the genre.
Official Ways to get the game
There is no official way to get Fox Sports College Hoops
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