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                Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside
                         FAQ v. 1.0
Paolo Magayon (pao91884@aol.com)
July 2, 1998

Contents

1.   Introduction
2.   Controls
     A.   General
     B.   Offense
           a. Offensive Sets
     C.   Defense
3.   Team Breakdowns
     A.   Sonics
     B.   Lakers
     C.   Jazz
     D.   Pacers
     E.   Bulls
4.   Team Rankings
5.   Cheats and Codes
     A.    Alley-Oop
     B.    Replay the Replay
     C.    Replay Glitch
     D.    Hidden Teams
     E.    Disco Floor
     F.    Big Head Code
     G.    Fadeaway Jumper
     H.    Hang on Rim
     I.   Jump Pass
6.   Strategies
7.   Multiplayer Tips
8.   Notes


1.    Introduction
     Okay, this is the first FAQ I've written, so bear with
     me.  Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside is about the best N64
     basketball game out right now, surpassing NBA in the
     Zone '98 and NBA Hangtime.  Up to four players could
     play simultaneously.  You could call your offensive
     set, set your own picks, do alley-oops, and knock down
     some threes.
2.    Controls
     A.  General
          Moving players
               Control stick.
          Jump ball
               B when the ball is in the air.
          Turbo
               Press Z for a burst of speed.  The energy bar
               shows how much energy the player has.  The
               Energy bar will gradually regenerate while
               not in use.
          Pause
               Start.  Press Start again to get back in the
     game.
     B.  Offense
          Inbound pass
               Use the control stick to move the player
               cursor (four small arrows) to the player you
               want to pass to and press A.
          Normal pass
               Same as inbound pass.
          Position pass
               Press R and Z simultaneously to activate the
               passing icons.  Each player has an assigned
               icon.  Just press the button that go with the
               player to whom you want to pass to.
          Pick up dribble
                Press B.
          Shooting
               Hold the B button to jump; release it to
               shoot.
          Dunks/Finger rolls
               These are performed by heading towards the
          hoop and pressing B.
          Post Moves
               Get the ball handler in the key and hold R
               for the protection dribble and pressing B to
               shoot.
          Pump Fake
               Press B.
          Pivot
               After your player stops after a pump fake, or
               if you picked up your dribble, use the
               Control Stick to pivot.
          Protection Dribble
                Hold R.
          Roll to hoop
               Hold the R button and back down a defender.
               Hold the control stick towards the hoop and
               release the R button.  Your success rate is
               based on your player's rating and the
               defender's defensive ability.
          Special Moves
               Press C-Left while you are moving to perform
               a special dribble.  You are limited by the
               energy bar to the number of special moves you
               can perform.
          Post Pass
               Press C-Up to pass to the player closest to
     the hoop.
          Set Pick
               Press the C-Right button to have one of your
               players set a pick.  You'll set a pick
               yourself if you're in multiplayer.
          Hand Switch
               Press the C-Down button while moving to
               switch the ball to the other hand; if you are
               stationary you will do a crossover dribble.
          Spin Move
               Press R to do a spin move.
          a.  Offensive Sets
          Use the control pad with/without the L button to
     choose an offensive set:
     
          Up        Box
          Down      Low Post
          Left      Perimeter
          Right          High Post

           L + Up        Motion
          Down      Outside Tri.
          Left      Isolation
          Right          Inside Tri.

          More detail is coming soon.
     C.   Defense
          Jumping
               Jumping lessens a shooter's accuracy and sets
up blocking shots.
          Rebounds
               Press B to rebound.
          Blocking Shots
               Use the B button to block shots.  Releasing
               the button at the same time the shooter
               releases the ball increases your chances of
               blocking the shot.
          Stealing
               Press A when your energy is available to
               attempt a steal.  The energy bar limits you
               the number of steals you can perform
               consecutively.
          Defensive Shuffle
               Hold the R button.  If you hold R then point
               away from the hoop, you'll run backwards.
          Intentional Foul
               Press C-Right.  DO NOT foul someone without
               the ball, this will be called a flagrant
               foul.
          Closest to the ball/hoop
               To switch to the player closest to the ball,
               press C-Down; to switch to the player closest
               to the hoop, press C-Up.
          Box Out
               C-Left.
          Free Throws
               Press B.  A hoop will start moving from
               either the left or right corner.  Use the
               Control Stick to align the fake hoop with the
               real hoop.  It will stop and the shot will be
               released automatically.  Note: It is easier
               to move the hoop will a good free thrower
               like Jeff Hornacek than with Shaq.
2.   Team Breakdowns
  I only have the team breakdowns for the "best" teams.
          A.   Sonics
               Best:     Shooters
                         Dale Ellis
                         Detlef Schrempf
                         Hersey Hawkins
                         Gary Payton
                    3 Pointers
                         Dale Ellis
                         Hersey Hawkins
                         Sam Perkins
                         Detlef Schrempf
                         Gary Payton
                    Low Post and High Post
                         Jim McIlvaine
                         Vin Baker
                         Detlef Schrempf
                    Rebounding
                         Vin Baker
                         Aaron Williams
                         Jerome Kersey
                         Detlef Schrempf
                    Stealing
                         Gary Payton
                         Jerome Kersey
                         Hersey Hawkins
                         Greg Anthony
                         Nate McMillian
                    Blocking
                         Jim McIlvaine
                         Aaron Williams
                         Vin Baker
     B.   Lakers
                         Best:     Shooters
                         Rick Fox
                         Nick Van Exel
                         Eddie Jones
                         Derek Fisher
                    3 Pointers
                         Rick Fox
                         Nick Van Exel
                         Eddie Jones
                         Derek Fisher
                    Low Post and High Post
                         Shaq
                         Elden Campbell
                      Rebounding
                           Shaq
                           Corie Blount
                           Sean Rooks
                           Elden Campbell
                      Steals
                           Eddie Jones
                           Rick Fox
                           Derek Fisher
                      Blocks
                           Shaq
                           Elden Campbell
                           Robert Horry
                           Sean Rooks
     C.   Jazz
               Best:     Shooters
                         Jeff Hornacek
                         John Stockton
                    3 Pointers
                         Jeff Hornacek
                         John Stockton
                    Low Post and High Post
                         Karl Malone
                         Shandon Anderson
                    Rebounding
                         Karl Malone
                         Greg Ostertag
                         Adam Keefe
                         Antoine Carr
                         Greg Foster
                    Steals
                         John Stockton
                         Bryon Russel
                         Karl Malone
                    Blocks
                         Greg Ostertag
                         Greg Foster
     D.   Pacers
               Best:     Shooters
                         Reggie Miller
                         Chris Mullin
                         Fred Hoiburg
                    3 Pointers
                         Reggie Miller
                         Chris Mullin
                         Fred Hoiburg
                    Low Post and High Post
                         Rik Smits
                         Dale Davis
                         Antonio Davis
                    Rebounding
                         Antonio Davis
                         Dale Davis
                         Rik Smits
                    Steals
                         Travis Best
                         Chris Mullin
                         Mark Jackson
                    Blocks
                         Rik Smits
                         Dale Davis
                         Antonio Davis
     E.   Bulls
               Best:     Shooters
                         Scottie Pippen
                         Steve Kerr
                         Roster Player
                    3 Pointers
                         Steve Kerr
                         Scottie Pippen
                         Toni Kukoc
                         David Vaughn
                         Scott Burrell
                    Low Post and High Post
                         Luc Longley
                         Scottie Pippen
                    Rebounding
                         Dennis Rodman
                         Luc Longley
                         David Vaughn
                    Steals
                         Scottie Pippen
                         Randy Brown
                         Ron Harper
                    Blocks
                         Dennis Rodman
                         Luc Longley
                         Bill Wennington
3.   Team Rankings

          1.   Sonics         11.  Knicks         21.  Kings
          2.   Lakers         12.  Hornets        22.  Magic
          3.   Jazz           13.  Wizards        23.       Grizzlies
          4.   Blazers        14.  Spurs          24.  Clippers
          5.   Heat           15.  T'Wolves  25.  76ers
          6.   Pacers         16.  Nets      26.  Raptors
          7.   Bulls          17.  Celtics        27.  Warriors
          8.   Hawks          18.  Bucks          28.  Nuggets
          9.   Suns           19.  Cavs      29.       Mavericks
          10.  Rockets        20.  Pistons
          
4.   Cheats and Codes

          Alley-Oop
               Make sure there is an open player with a free
               lane to the hoop.  Press C-Up.  The other
               player will do an alley-oop.
          Replay the Replay
               In the special cameras in preferences, select
               replays.  After a block, goal tend, lay-up,
               dunk, or three, it will show a replay.  After
               that is done, press B and Z repeatedly.
          Replay Glitch
               After a dunk, substitute the person who made
               the dunk with someone else.  Then replay.
          Hidden Teams
               Hold L and select Pre-Season, Season, or
               Playoffs.  Three new teams under Special will
               appear.  They are Left Field, Nintendo 2, and
               N64.
          Disco Floor
               Start a game then pause.  Press: A, C-Up,
               Control Pad Down, Control Pad Up, C-Down, R,
               R, B, C-Right 2X, and Z.  You will go into
               instant replay mode as you enter this code.
          Big Head
               Start a game then pause.  Press: Control Pad
               Right 2X, Control Pad Left, R, Z, Start, A,
               Start, A, Start, Z.  Don't worry what happens
               as you enter the code-just keep pressing the
               buttons until the sequence is complete.
          Fadeaway Jumper
               Press B and hold back on the control stick.
          Hang on Rim
               Whenever you do a two handed dunk, hold B to
               hold the rim longer.  Note: If you hold on
               too long you will get a technical.
          Jump Pass
               Press and hold B and press A.
6.    Strategies
          --This will help you a lot.  In the pause menu,
          select Team Settings.  Turn Full Court Pressure
          On, and all defense to High, Yes, Yes.  This will
          set up easier steals.
          --Stand in the no charge area when the other team
          is on a fast break.  When and if they attempt a
          lay-up or steal, press B to block the shot.
          --Set picks often.  This will help you to either
          get an open lane to the hoop, or for a three.
          --When attempting to steal, don't steal BEHIND the
          player, go in front.
          --Don't be a ball hog!
          --Don't pass a lot on one possession.  Chances are
          that the other team will steal the ball.
          --Don't always take threes!
          --Box out during free throws.
7.    Multiplayer Tips
          --Don't be a ball hog!
          --Turn defense to High, Yes, Yes, and Full Court
          Pressure On.
          --Take the open shot!  You might make it.
          --Use some cheats.
          --Try to block the other teams shots.
          --Get the rebound!  This is really important!
          --Steal or at least attempt to steal often.
          --Don't always take threes!
          --Post-up.
          --Use Special Moves and the hand switch if your
          opponent tries to steal.
          --On a fast break, do the lay-up or dunk instead
          of a three.
          --If your opponent always passes to the post, turn
          off Full Court Pressure.
          --Try boxing out on a free throw.
8.   Notes
          Okay, the posting date for this is different than
          the date I finished this due to the time it took
          Secrets of the Game Sages to process and post my
          FAQ.  Don't worry, I'm working on the Offensive
          Sets FAQ, and it should be ready in at least a
          couple days. If you have any questions, comments,
          or anything else about this FAQ or about Kobe
          Bryant in NBA Courtside, e-mail me at
          pao91884@aol.com. Also, if you use some or all of
          this content elsewhere, please credit me for the
          info.

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