- NA release: 8th April 1999
- PAL: release: 3rd June 1999
- JP release: N/A
- Developer: Konami
- Publisher: Konami
- N64 Magazine Score: 52%
Compared to the previous NBA In the Zone, this feels slightly smoother in terms of running around with players, which is useful as passing is pointless and running close to the net and scoring is the best tactic. Any shot from further away will always result in a miss…at least for players you control.
The CPU, however, will score three pointers with relative ease, making it very frustrating. The players still look naff, and there’s not that much enjoyment to get out of this one.
Remember how Mido blocks your route to the Deku Tree in Zelda by rotating in a semi-circle around an entrance to restrict your progress? Pro 99’s AI-controlled defenders do that, too. It gets you thinking, believe me. You sit there pondering on how it would be great to have Navi point out where the ball is. Or how quickly you could remove Dennis Rodman’s motion-halting arm with the benefit of Z-Targeting and the Master Sword.James Price, N64 Magazine #27
Remake or Remaster?
There are better baseball games to focus on.
Official Ways to get the game
There’s no official way to play NBA In The Zone ’99
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