Meadowlark deserved better.
Since when is a basketball game not a basketball game? Why, when it focuses upon a miserable play mechanic instead of being just a regular basketball game, of course. Here, Superscape blew the ultimate opportunity to make something with their license of the Harlem Globetrotters, a group of playful basketball players who love putting on a show for audiences. But instead of getting a ridiculous dunkfest, we get a game that relies on timing for shots. And that's it. Think Jordan Vs. Bird, but with less movement. And less fun.
In the game, you have your chance to pick your favorite Globetrotter and then take some shots in hopes of becoming a pro alongside the team. However, instead of taking complete control of your player, you're limited to shot meters and timing your shots in order to get them to sink. That's it. It's like being at an arcade shooting basketball game and only having one kind of throw to get at it every time. No variance.
Sure, the difficulty ramps up, but the game never really gets any further enjoyable. It's dull, and it also looks rather bland and sounds terrible. How Superscape did injustice to the Harlem Globetrotters theme is beyond me, but, ahhh, they have. This game isn't even worth a look of your attention in curiosity. Pass it by and go find a real Globetrotter game instead.
What's Hot: Based on the popular trick-stylin' basketball troupe.
What's Not: Poor gameplay; terrible presentation.