Publisher : ESPN Digital Games
Platforms : PC,Playstation
Release Date : Cancelled
EA Sports' NBA Live series have had no real competitors in the past.
A newcomer in the basketball gaming world, NBA Tonight will allow fans
to have a taste of non-NBA Live style gameplay for once.
ESPN Digital Games' NBA Tonight is an officially licensed product of the NBA.
NBA Tonight will include all 29 NBA teams, over 300 players, real arenas and all the
NBA Tonight will have "Plays of the Week" highlight footage and "Breakdown" segments giving detailed insight into the game or certain player. The game will also have their known "Did You Know?" segments. The "Did You Know?" segment will include basketball trivia and statistics.
ESPN will reportedly have an ESPN SportsTicker that feeds live sports updates.
NBA Tonight will have a new kind of artificial intelligence.( Read and React Artificial Intelligence ) The new AI will supposely be the most accurate and challenging NBA videogame ever. I doubt that will be true but I could be wrong. Every player on the court will have the ablitity to make split second adjustments to get open in a position where they can score.
Stuart Scott fans should enjoy NBA Tonight. Stuart, along with ESPN's resident Hall of Famer Dr. Jack Ramsay, will be calling the game. NBA Tonight will feature 6 camera angles.
The game will have an actual pre-game show! You can now watch players do lay-up drills (how exciting!) and maybe the pre-game shoot-around too. NBA Tonight will also have team introductions. I think it was NBA Live 96 or 97 that had what they called a pre-game intro; hopefully, NBA Tonight can do better. PC users will see game highlights and replays on the Jumbo Tron.
The game will have an option for a simplified two-button controller mode for novice players.
Simplifying buttons for rookies in videogames is starting to be the trend now. EA Sports' Madden 99 also allows a 1 button mode.
To allow you to prepare yourself to face the greatest stars currently
playing the game, NBA Tonight allows mini-practice modes, where you can go
1-on-1 or 2-on-2 against NBA superstars. When you get tired of playing computer
opponents, rest assured that the game supports up to 10 players via a LAN or
the Internet. If they can truly get this to work well on the Internet, it
might even prod EA Sports into including Internet play into their NBA Live
One other caveat: to play the game on the PC, you will be required to have a
James C. 8/8/98