NBA Street Vol. 2 Strategy guide with spoilers 5/5/03 Author: Chris Gee Contact: (Copyright 2003 Christopher Gee) Table of Contents I. Version History II. Introduction III. Controls IV. Game Features 1. Edit Baller 2. Edit Baller's Moves 3. Pick up Game 4. NBA Challenge 5. Be A Legend a. Reaching a new rep level b. Cities and their rewards 6. Street School V. How to Acquire Milestones and Throwback Jersey List VI. How to acquire Street Legends and NBA Legends VII. The Beats AKA EA Trax VIII. Frequently asked questions IX. Contact me X. Legal Stuff XI. Special Thanks ******************************************************************************* VERSION HISTORY ******************************************************************************* Version 1.1 - 5/11/03 ITS FINISHED!!! I took out the descriptions for the various dunks and tricks because there were so many that were similiar. Also it became hard to describe some of them. There's not much more to add except for any random email questions that aren't addressed in the Faqs. Enjoy your game! vERSION 1.0 - 5/11/03 Major updates added to the faqs. For the most part, its completed. Street School, Game Features, Controls and Edit menus all added. I may add more emailed questions at a later date. Enjoy! Version .05 - 5/7/03 I've added the moves from the "Edit Moves" screen. I will describe them briefly once I have more time. Its 12PM and I've been so busy that I'm eating breakfast right now. Tomorrow, they will be posted with the Street school. Version .025 - 5/6/03 I've updated most of the Milestones descriptions. There are a few that I haven't accomplished yet but I'll have them by tomorrow. I also updated the reward points on the Street Legends section and started detailing the NBA Challenge section. I'm going to add all the players for every team and include the NBA Legends that you have to face at the end of the Division. Version .02 - 5/5/03 This is my first strategy guide so please bear with me. I will add the good stuff first and work my way backwards to the basic stuff that is in the book, which was included with the game. Besides, people read strategy guides for the stuff that they don't know, not the stuff that is given to you before you even start playing. I hope you enjoy it when it done. I will be updating it very frequently since I've been playing the game every day since the day I bought it. And being a New York Street Baller, I have seen and played on most of the New York courts. ******************************************************************************* INTRODUCTION ******************************************************************************* I'll be brief. NBA Street is all about basketball from the street ball perspective. This is not a 5 on 5 game with substitutions and time outs. If you've played the original NBA Street, then the game will be easy to pick up on. If you're new to NBA Street, then there are certain things that you need to know in order to win. First, there are no fouls, just like in real street ball, so hack, chop, push, hook, whatever...its all good. Most of these tactics are pulled off by doing tricks (fancy dribbling and incredible dunks). Second, there are no game clocks except for the 24 Second shot clock. So you don't have to worry about 3 seconds in the paint, 10 second call to get across the half or time running out in a quarter or half. Third, the game is based on having fun! Do lots of tricks, embarrass your friends in Vs play, dunk on your older brother and shoot Granny's eyes out with spectacular jump shots. ******************************************************************************* CONTROLS ******************************************************************************* For more details on the controls, the the Street school section below OFFENSE Left analog/D-button - control character X - pass Square - trick move Triangle - N/A Circle - shoot R1, R2, L1, L2 - turbos R3 (press in Right analog) - strategy (pick) start - Pause select - pocket GB (see Street school for more) DEFENSE Left analog/D-button - control character X - change players Square - steal Triangle - block/rebound Circle - N/A R1, R2, L1, L2 - turbo R3 (press in Right analog) - strategy (double team) start - pause ******************************************************************************* GAME FEATURES ******************************************************************************* PLAY IT! - This is where it all happens. The GAMEPLAY! Play a friend in PICK UP mode, take on the NBA teams of today in NBA challenge, try to make your created baller a street legend in BE A LEGEND mode or practice (or learn) all the moves in Street school taught by Old School streel legend, Stretch Monroe MY TEAM - this is where you create your baller, edit your created players moves and looks, or create your team for the NBA challenge REWARDS - View all the Street Legends, NBA Legends, Courts and Jerseys. You can purchase them with reward points earned from winning games or earn them from unique scenarios (See sections below on how to earn them). You can also purchase Developmental points for your created baller with reward points from winning games. OPTIONS - Choose your difficulty - set your controller's layout - manage game data (save, load, delete created players, etc) - check out the music in EA Trax - set your audio options to match your sound system - control speech, music and SFX volume - set how often you want the replays to show up during a game - check out onscreen help - turn visual effects on or off - turn autosave on or off - change the screen to widescreen - adjust screen HIGH SCORES - these are the scores put up by the NBA greats in the game or by you and your friends as you play INSIDE VOL.2 - What's New in 2: 5 unique videos narrated by Bobbito Garcia on all the new things in the game - The Moves: you can preview all the tricks and dunks in the game by scrolling through the menus and hitting the X button - Bobbito Garcia: the real Bobbito (game commentator and NYC street ball announcer) talks alittle about New York City ballin and Vol 2's impact - Vol. 2 Trailer: this is the intro trailer from the game - SSX 3 Preview: trailer video for the upcoming SSX game ******************************************************************************* EDITING A BALLER ******************************************************************************* There a lots of ways to hook up your baller in this game. The biggest change in the creating of your baller is that once you set their size (height and build), they remain this way for as long as you keep that player. So there is no making a 5'10" player in your likeness and later making him (or her) grow to 7'8". Here are the things you can edit: Gender - Male, Female or even a premade character (what fun is that) Build - this changes depending on your players shape Stocky - M (5'9" 200 lbs) L (6'1" 220 lbs) XL (6'5" 240 lbs) XXL (6'9" 260lbs) Athletic - M (5'10" 185 lbs) L (6'2" 205 lbs) XL (6'6" 225 lbs) XXL (6'10" 240 lbs) Lean - M (5'11" 175 lbs) L (6'3" 200 lbs) XL (6'7" 215 lbs) XXL (6'11" 235 lbs) Massive - M (6'0" 210 lbs) L (6'4" 220 lbs) XL (6'8" 250 lbs) XXL (7'0" 275 lbs) Look - choose any one from Look A to Look R Hair - there are 18 different styles to choose from Facial hair - you have 23 different styles to choose from (not available when creating a female) Outfit - You have from outfit A to outfit I to choose from. Each of these comes in 3 colors but to change to those alternate colors, you must spend some developmental points (which are earned from playing Be A Legend mode or bought with Reward points from Pick Up Game or NBA Challenge mode). There are also unlockable old school jerseys which you earn in different ways (see Jersey section below) Skills - you can adjust your shots, dunks, power, blocks, steals, handles, rebounds Name - You get 8 characters to choose the players first and last name Baller Icon - there are 7 baller icons to choose from YAY! You have created your baller!! There is one more thing you can edit about your baller's appearance, which becomes available when you go back to edit your baller Edit shoes - there are a bunch of different shoes here ranging from old school to new (style A to style T). You will have to purchase the shoes with DP (developmental points) just like the outfits. ******************************************************************************* EDITING YOUR BALLER'S MOVES ******************************************************************************* There are several trick moves, jump shots and dunks that can be changed for your player. I will list them. SHOTS: they are usually done by pressing 2 turbos and the shoot button. Make sure you are not driving towards the hoop or they it will trigger a dunk instead. Exorcism Tear Drop Whitewater The Legend Rope-a-Dope Rainbow Compressor Network Chainlink Automatic Dunk Level 3: These are accomplished by pressing 2 turbos and the shot button while moving toward the backet. Spin da LP Buckdown Shockwave Put it Home Look out Below Two Scoops Around The way Take that Hang Time Around The World Da Hangman Backbreaker High Time Superfly Jet Stream Special Delivery Dunk Level 4: This time it's 3 turbos and the shoot button while moving towards the basket. R.T.D. Mamma Jamma Air Raid Jam City Honey Dip Dunkalicious The Hammer Through wit it Wake up Call Boomdwon Going Dolo Remix Groundshaker Hammerdown Bonafide The Glide The Hawk Chocolate Thunder The Doctor Jordan Stretch Big Dipper Nique Dunk Level 5: All turbos and the shoot while driving STRAIGHT down the lane to the basket. Dinner's Served Nerve Damage Flamboastin' Flossin Krunk Junk Trick Level 3: First thing you need is a player with handling skills. Bust these moves with 2 turbos and the trick button Double Dutch Hypnotizer Tornado Back to The Lab Lampin' Gotcha Open Hip Drop Left No Right Breakin you Off Immobilize Cyclone The Grampa Getting Bent Psyche Trick Level 4: You'll need 3 turbos, the trick button and a good ball handler for these Through the Cut Da Treadmill Check yo Bags Baking Biscuits Cha Cha Head Banger Fro Fake Biggie Little Droppin' Dimes Magic The Oz The Pistol Pancaking Kick it Ova Heea Steady Rockin' Getting Krunk Trick Level 5: All the turbo buttons and the trick button are used to pull this off Slip 'n' Slide On da Low Low Heads or Tails Marinate'n ******************************************************************************* PICK UP GAMES ******************************************************************************* Play an exhibition game against a friend. You can use any players that have been unlocked and any courts that you have access to. After you pick you team, you also have the option to change the rules of the game. >>>My Rules<<< You can customize your game to your advantage or to keep a better (or cheesy) player at bay. GAME MODEs: There are a few different ways you can play NBA Street 2 *Pick up game - just a regular old pick up game *Trick Point Challenge - points don't really count but the trick points do. You can play up to 100,000 points or all the way up to 10 million points (yikes!). The key is to link lots of trick moves together and convert the GBs. *Dunks Only - dunks to layups, 2 pointers (even the shooting GBs) or any short range buckets don't count. Pick your team accordingly. Make sure everyone on your team has some dunking ability. *No Gamebreakers - I turn this off when I play less experienced players. Not fair to them because I run the trick point up real quickly. *NBA Scoring - All shots inside the arc are worth 2 and behind the arc are worth 3...just like the NBA. *Old School Scoring - Just like in the old day, ever shot is worth 1 point, except the GB2 *Gamebreaker wins - you can set this so you can play to a GB1 or a GB2. Two major tricksters playing? Make it a GB2 and cancel each other out. *Back To Basics - trick points don't count so there are no gamebreakers. Only 1 and 2 points will get the win here. Just run and gun the whole game (grab a rebound and pass to the man ahead and score before the defense can get back) SPOT POINTS: Use this to give another player a handicap. This is only good when you're experienced and are playing someone new to NBA Street. SHOT CLOCK: can make it 12 seconds, 24 seconds, 48 seconds or turn it off all together. !!!!TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PICK UP MODE!!!! - You wanna earn reward points fast? Set the mode on legendary, go to my rules and give yourself a handicap of 20 in a 21 point game. You could also make the game go up to 1 point but you run the risk of not getting the first shot off and damaging your record. - Wanna run up the trick points fast? Use the player with the best handle and do the Off the Heezy trick on a slower defensive player. Follow up with a couple more Off the Heezy tricks on the already dazed opponent then go in for the dunk. You should fill up your trick meter in about 2 shots. Pocket the first one and repeat the strategy until you hit the GB2. ******************************************************************************* NBA CHALLENGE ******************************************************************************* In this mode, you get to face all the NBA teams in the league in a 3 on 3, first to 21 league. First you pick a division to start in and then you pick a team. If you have a weak created baller at this point then you should start in the East and work your way up to the harder divisions. For every win, you receive 100 reward points and once you beat all the teams, you receive 1000 reward points. Now I will break down the divisions and the NBA Legends that you'll have to face in the Championship game. NORTHWEST - Golden State Warriors, Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings, Seattle Sonics, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets NBA LEGENDS: David Thompson, George Gervin, Pistol Pete Maravich *BREAKDOWN: The Kings and Portland are the only real threats in this division. Patience is key. Wait to block those jump shots and take advantage of fast breaks. When you face the legends, Pistol Pee is the man to guard. He's your playmaker and will demand most of the shots and believe me, he has sick range. Thompson likes to throw down the dunks so look for him to attack the basket at every opportunity. CENTRAL - Chicago Bulls, Detriot Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Caveliers NBA LEGENDS: Clyde Drexler, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird *Breakdown: This division is pretty tough every team is pretty well balanced, except Cleveland. Facing the Legends in this round is all about the blocked shot. Bird is the scorer on this team, Isiah is always looking to steal and Clyde is after the alley oop on every play down court. They are all playmakers and can score at will. Run up the trick points and drop the Gamebreakers on them to slow them down. SOUTHWEST - Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets NBA LEGENDS: Moses Malone, James Worthy, Dominique Wilkins *Breakdown: The toughest division in the game. Once again, patience is the key. Keep a man in the face of whichever player has the ball and it SHOULD lead to a team living by the jump shot. The legend to watch is Dominique. He's the main go-to guy and loves to fast break. Beware! EAST - New Jersey Nets, Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors NBA LEGENDS: Wilt Chamberlain, Nate Archibald, Bill Russell *Breakdown: The easiest of all the divisions by far. Start it off with the Knicks and finish it off with the Nets. Even the legends aren't that much of a problem. Dr. J should be your main concern but he rarely completes a play without help (a pick, an alley oop). Wilt stays in the center and just swats everything so try to draw Wilt outside the paint, fake him out with a trick then take it to the hole. SOUTHEAST - Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets, Atlanta Hawks NBA LEGENDS: Darryl Dawkins, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson *Breakdown: Another easy division. Slightly harder than the East because of the huge team play they provide. This legends squad plays very cautious. They didn't fall for all the fakeouts and got back on defense rather quickly. Kill them with dunks and you should win this one quickly. Congratulations! You've beaten every team and now your baller can play for any team they want. Just choose a NBA team for your Created Baller to join. You are awarded with a trophy that resembles the NBA Finals trophy. Hooray! Now you must pick an NBA team to put your created character on. You can either go with your home town favorite to spice up your team or just go for one of the powerhouse teams like LA Lakers, Portland Trailblazers, Dallas Mavericks or Sacramento Kings. I took Portland because of their versatility but you can choose whatever team you like best. ******************************************************************************* BE A LEGEND MODE ******************************************************************************* This is the most demanding of all the game modes in the game. You create a player, give them a look and some skills then try to become a street legend by playing all over the country in various tournaments, challenges and pick up games. The first thing you have to do is create a baller. My player was modeled after me so he was a shooter, 5'10" with the little belly at 200 lbs. As you finish different locales, you will gain progress points towards your street ball rep, some developmental points (depending on how well you played) and unlock some of the local legends, moves and jerseys. ********************************************************************************* REACHING NEW REP LEVELS ********************************************************************************* Level 0: Reward: Nothing! You're a scrub with a scrubby team. Make sure you pick a well balanced team with what you have to work with. A solid shot blocker, someone with good handle to get you some decent trick points and a shooter with range. You'll need them to beat your first few games. Level 1: Rookie Reward: Now people know your name. They've seen you around the courts and you are starting to draw some attention from the ballers. Clyde Drexler Throwback Jersey Level 2: Baller Reward: Starting to move up in the world. David Thompson Throwback Jersey Level 3: All-Star Reward: You are given a nickname by your fans and our announcer Bobito Garcia. Mine was "Ice Water" since my outside jumper was deadly. Its very cool to be recognized in the game when you show off your stuff. Level 4: Super star Reward: You're one step closer to completing your legendary tour. Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks Throwback Jersey Boss Move: Nique (the 360 tomahawk dunk used by the Human Highlight reel in the 1988 Slam Dunk contest) Level 5: Legend Reward: That's it! You've beat all the courts and all the challenges that come with being a legend. Now, for the Grand Prize! New Audio track - "Young Guru" by Just Blaze NBA Legends - Dr. J, Connie Hawkins, Earl Monroe are playable characters now Street Champ Jersey (Black with yellow trim jersey with shorts to match) "Be A Legend Mode" Trophy ******************************************************************************* CITIES AND THEIR REWARDS ******************************************************************************* The description under the court is taken directly from the game. I have included an explanation of what has to be done and the way I completed it. The progress states the number of progress points you must earn in order to complete this court and the Rewards reveals what your hard work will net you. >>>>New York<<<< NYC Rec Center: Pick up Games They call it the Rec Center, but there's nothing recreational about this basketball court in Harlem world. Y'know how they do it. Either come strong or don't come at all. Explanation: Get used to playing the game. You'll have some crappy competition but even on Got Game (easy), they can play pretty well. Don't pick up anyone from these teams since they are low in basic skills. Progress: 15 Rewards: Progress points acquired Soul in the Hole: Tournament Deep it the heart of do or die, Bed-Stuy is one of the most storied courts in all the land, Soul in the Hole. But just who do you think is responsible for putting the Soul in the Hole? Right On! The old school playa with the eternal game, Stretch. Don't jump. Explanation: Your first real challenge. The key is to try to double Stretch and make his teammates score. After you win, take Stretch along for the ride with your team. Progress: 25 Rewards: Level Boss - Stretch Boss Move - Progress points acquired Soul in the Hole: Street Challenge (Old School Rules ) When Stretch started running at this court, there was no long range arc. All shots were worth one point, no matter where you shot the ball. Return to yesteryear and win a 12- point game with old school style. Explanation: Progress: none Rewards: Pete Maravich Throwback Jersey Boss Move - The Pistol The Cage: Pick up Games West 4th Street, NYC, a.k.a. The Cage. One look and you'll know why they used to call players "cagers". The court may be small, but the balers are big. Gotta bring your game if you want the fame at this one. Explanation: Progress: 30 Rewards: Progress points acquired Uptown: Pick up Games Everybody's got ups uptown. That's because it's high in the sky. Our advice: leave your jimmy at home and take it to the baja as often as possible. 'Cause up here, the winds through lots of block parties. Explanation: Progress: 40 Rewards: Progress points acquired Rucker Park: Tournament Ballers around the world know this court. Welcome to the one and only - Rucker Park. And if you don't know (please tell us you know), Bonafide will Clue you in. Miss a shot, and he'll tell ya as he boards it. Explanation: Progress: 100 Rewards: Level Boss - Bonafide Boss Move - Progress points acquired ******STUCK AT 440 POINTS? CAN'T GET TO LAST BOARD?****** ******SEE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AT THE BOTTOM FOR ANSWER!***** Rucker Park '78: Be A Legend (Legendary Challenge) You are standing on hallowed ground. This is the classic Halcombe Rucker Park. Former home to "Tiny" Nate, Earl "The Pearl", Wilt "The Stilt" and the one before you now - the Legendary one - Doctor J. Old School rules to 21. Bring it. Explanation: I had to play "The Hawk" Connie Hawkins, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe and "Dr. J" Julius Erving. There are no 2 pointers except for the double GB. Progress: 50 Rewards: Court - Rucker '78 New Audio track - "Young Guru" by Just Blaze NBA Legends - Dr. J, Connie Hawkins, Earl Monroe Street Champ Jersey (Black with yellow trim jersey with shorts to match) "Be A Legend Mode" Trophy Progress points acquired Rep Level : Legend >>>>Philly<<<< Broad Street: Pick up Game Broad Street. It may not look like much, but it's a true baller's paradise tucked away on the mean streets of Philly. Leave your jive at home, and bring plenty of heart, hustle and soul. Explanation: Progress: 20 Rewards: Progress points acquired Broad Street: Street Challenge (Trick Challenge) On the Back street courts of Philly, style and flash are more important that scoring points. The final score here doesn't matter. The first team to score 250,000 trick points will be declared the winner. Explanation: Progress: none Rewards: Darryl Dawkins Throwback Jersey Boss Move - Chocolate Thunder >>>>Chicago<<<< Foster Beach: Tournament (Single Elimination ) Foster Beach, the stomping grounds of Biggie Little. In Chi-town, his mischievous game will turn any frown upside down. Unless, of course, yours is the head Biggie uses for a touch pass. Explanation: One loss here and its a wrap. Biggie Little is great with the handle but undersized at 5 foot 4, double team him and just block everything he throws up. If you leave him slightly open, you can stand back and just lick your chops at the chance to pad those blocked shot stats. Progress: 30 Rewards: Level Boss - Biggie Little Boss Move - Biggie Little Progress points acquired Foster Beach: Street Challenge (Dunks Only) In Chicago, fans are hoping to see one Thing and one thing only: huge, rim-breaking dunks. Give the people what they want and play a game to 12 points where only dunks will score. Oh, and did we mention the 12 second shot clock? Explanation: Dunks Only simple enough. Progress: none needed Rewards: Wilt Chamberlain Throwback Jersey Boss Move - Bigg Dipper >>>>Seattle<<<< Greenlake: Tournament (Double Elimination) Bring yo galoshes, raincoats, and umbrellas. At Greenlake Park in Seattle, there ain't no sunshine even when the clouds are gone. 'Cause Whitewater is madd busy making it rain all day long. Explanation: Progress: 35 Rewards: Level Boss - Whitewater Boss Move - Whitewater Progress points acquired Greenlake: Street Challenge (No Gamebreakers) This is Whitewater's court, and he's a fan of fundamental ball. No tricks, no flashy stuff and definitely no Gamebreakers. Win this one with pure basketball. Explanation: Since there are no GBs, tricks won't be calculated. Just come down court, hit the open man (or woman) and drop the shot. Progress: none Rewards: Larry Bird Throwback Jersey Boss Move - The Legend >>>>Oakland<<<< Mosswood: Tournament (Double Elimination) J-Kidd taught him everything he knows and GP gave him his nickname at Mosswood Playground. Osmosis makes everybody better, even if they can't walk and chew gum at the same time. Explanation: Double Elimination means you'll have to play Osmosis twice to beat this level. Progress: must get 65 progress points to pass Reward: Level Boss - Osmosis Boss Move - The Oz Progress points acquired Mosswood: Street Challenge (Gamebreaker wins) Here's the chance to show you've mastered your game. Trick points and score don't matter. The first team to score a level 2 Gamebreaker wins. Don't forget, you can cancel "pocketed" Gamebreakers and they can cancel yours. Explanation: The score stays at zero because the mission is to get the double gamebreaker. This one is fairly easy. Pick a player with good handle and use the Off the Hezy trick (stand still facing opponent, hit 2 turbos and pass to throw it off their face) to shoot your trick points up real quick. Don't to do this trick if someone on your team is going for the Alley Oop because you'll pass to them. Get to single GB, hit select to pocket it then repeat. You should be at the double GB by the time you hit 3 points. Progress: none Reward: "Dr. J" Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers Throwback Jersey Boss Move - The Doctor >>>>Los Angeles<<<< Lincoln College: Tournament (Best 2 out of 3) At Lincoln College, this hoop goddess will steal your heart AND yo rock. She's cold as ice, fine as wine. And her name is Dime. Can we get a witness? Explanation: Best 2 out of 3 tournament. Dime steals pretty easy and her team is pretty good with the steals and handle also. Her downfall is that she doesn't dunk very well, she's smaller than most players and her shot is not guaranteed. Work for the mis-match and dunk on the shorter, weaker Dime. Progress: 40 (tournament win) Reward: Level Boss - Dime Boss Move: Droppin Dimes Progress points acquired Lincoln College: Street Challenge (NBA Scoring) NBA teams, NBA rules. Play a game to 50 points with NBA style scoring against an NBA team. Think you can play in their league? Explanation: I had to play The Lakers. Best strategy is to play good defense and force them to shoot outside. I played close to whomever had the ball until it went to Shaq; then I stole it. And remember, this team likes to run so get back on Defense for the block quickly or Fisher and Kobe will run up the points on 2 pointers. Progress: none needed Rewards: Earvin "Magic" Johnson LA Lakers Throwback Jersey Boss Move - Magic ******************************************************************************* STREET SCHOOL ******************************************************************************* Stretch Monroe walks you through the basics of the game. Since you're just learning, you use the Lakers. >>>Offense<<< Pass - press the X button Short Range Shot - inside the 3 point arc, just hit the circle button Long Range Shot - outside the 3 point arc, hit circle Dunk - hold turbo and shoot (circle) while going to the basket Dunk to Lay-up - go for a dunk with turbo and shoot then before you dunk the ball, hit the shoot button again. Thei can keep you from getting Your dunk blocked in a game Alley Oop - just pass to a player jumping toward the basket Trick Move - hit square Gamebreaker - when GB meter is filled up, hit 2 turbos and the shoot button >>>Defense<<< Switch players - hit X Steal - hit square when standing in near a player with the ball Block - hit triange; stand in front of the person with the ball and they will start to shoot. Trick Counter - kinda tricky...hit 2 turbos and the steal button while your opponent is doing a trick Turbo Block - hold 2 turbos and hit triange to turbo block; same as the block...stand in front of your opponent and they will begin to shoot. Hit the Turbos and the trinage to jump up and grab the ball >>>Advanced Moves<<< Pump Fake - tap circle Fadeaway - go for a jump shot anywhere and pull away from the basket while in the middle of shooting the ball Pick - press the R3 button (right analog button); run to the top of the key and hit the R3. Your teammate will come give you a pick Dive - hit turbo twice; computer will drop the ball so you can dive and get it Kick Pass - hit L3 (left analog button) and X to kick pass Off the Heezay - 2 turbos and X; when a player is standing in front of you, you'll throw it off their head Back to Papa - 2 turbos and X while moving toward the basket; this counts as a fakeout trick. When You throw the ball off the basket back to yourself, you confuse the defender so you can go right past them Advanced Trick Move - all turbos and square; just don't use Shaq for this one Advance Dunk - going toward the basket, hit all turbos and shoot. For it to work, you SHOULD be headed right down the middle of the lane and be slightly past the free throw line. Your player will throw it off the backboard and you must catch it and put it in (the Dinner's Served dunk from the first Street) Give & Go - tap the right analog button to pass to a teammate. You still control the character that passed the ball so now you have free movement. If you hit turbo and shot while going to the basket, you can go for the alley oop. Just hit X so the computer passes it back to you. Pocket Gamebreaker - when you have built up your gamebreaker meter, hit Select to pocket it and use it later. You can't use it until you fill up the meter a second time (see Level 2 GB) Cancel Gamebreaker - if an opponent has a gamebreaker pocketed, you can kill it by building up you GB meter then hitting turbo and select. This will kill their pocket GB but also delete you GB. It could be worth it so they don't hit their Level 2 GB and get the huge point swing Level 2 Gamebreaker - Use the same as the GB1; hold 2 turbos and hit shoot ******************************************************************************* MILESTONE LIST and THROWBACK JERSEY LIST ******************************************************************************* ALERT!! ALERT!! Don't read this section if you want to figure them out on your own!! There are 2 ways to earn the special Old School Throwback Jerseys. Either you pay with the Reward points that you earned by winning games or by accomplishing a special Milestone. They are listed below. Milestone #1: Score 1,000,000 trick points in a single game (any mode) Reward Points required: 50 Reward: Bill Walton Portland Trailblazers Throwback Jersey Milestone #2: Shut out the other team Reward Points required: 100 Reward: Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Jersey Milestone #3: Win a game with 21 Alley Oops Reward Points required: 150 Reward: Rick Barry San Francisco Warriors Throwback Jersey Milestone #4: Win a game without being blocked Reward Points required: 150 Reward: Jerry West LA Lakers Throwback Jersey Milestone #5: Max Create a Baller skills (one level 6 skill, 6 level 5 skills) Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Moses Malone Philidelphia 76ers Throwback Jersey Milestone #6: Complete Northwest Region in NBA Challenge mode with no losses Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Bill Russell Boston Celtics Throwback Jersey Milestone #7: Complete Central Region in NBA Challenge mode with no losses Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Walt "Clyde" Frazier New York Knicks Throwback Jersey Milestone #8: Complete South West Region in NBA Challenge mode with no losses Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Oscar Robertson Milwaukee Bucks Throwback Jersey Milestone #9: Complete North East NBA Challenge with no losses Reward Points required: 250 Reward: James "Big Game James" Worthy LA Lakers Throwback Jersey Milestone #10: Complete South East Region in NBA Challenge mode with no losses Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Earl Monroe New York Knicks Throwback Jersey Milestone #11: Clear Street School Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Bob Cousy Boston Celtics Throwback Jersey Milestone #12: Clear Street School without failing a lesson Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Nate Archibald Kansas City KingsThrowback Jersey Milestone #13: Win a game and score 20 blocks Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins Phoenix Suns Throwback Jersey Milestone #14: Win a game and make 20 steals Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Isiah Thomas Detriot Pistons Throwback Jersey Milestone #15: Reach Rep Level 1 (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 250 Reward: Clyde Drexler Portland Trailblazers Throwback Jersey Milestone #16: Reach Rep Level 2 (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 500 Reward: David Thompson Denver Nuggets Throwback Jersey Milestone #17: Reach Rep Level 4 (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 500 Reward: Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks Throwback Jersey Milestone #18: Reach Rep Level 5 (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 500 Reward: George Gervin San Antonio Spurs Throwback Jersey Milestone #19: Play 1 game in each of the My Rules categories Reward Points required: 500 Reward: Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Throwback Jersey Milestone #20: Complete Broad Street Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 500 Reward: Darryl Dawkins Philidephia 76ers Throwback Jersey Milestone #21: Complete Soul in the Hole Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 500 Reward: Pete Maravich Atlanta Hawks Throwback Jersey Milestone #22: Complete Foster Park Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 500 Reward: Wilt Chamberlain LA Lakers Throwback Jersey Milestone #23: Complete Greenlake Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 500 Reward: Larry Bird Boston Celtics Throwback Jersey Milestone #24: Complete Lincoln College Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 500 Reward: Magic Johnson LA Lakers Throwback Jersey Milestone #25: Complete Mosswood Street Challenge (Be a Legend Mode) Reward Points required: 1000 Reward: Julius Erving New York Nets Throwback Jersey ******************************************************************************* STREET LEGENDS and NBA Legends ******************************************************************************* These players are rewarded by either giving up your hard earned Reward points or by accomplishing something in the game. STREET LEGENDS 1. Unlock Bobbito - 500 reward points or win 10 games in pick up 2. Unlock Just Blaze - 500 Reward points or win 15 games in pick up 3. Unlock Nelly and the St. Lunatics - 750 Reward points or 20 games in pick up 4. Unlock Stretch - 1000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode 5. Unlock Biggie Little - 2000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode 6. Unlock Whitewater - 3000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode 7. Unlock Dime - 3000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode 8. Unlock Osmosis - 4000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode 9. Unlock Bonafide - 5000 Reward points or beat in Be a Legend Mode NBA LEGENDS 10. Bill Walton - given to you from the beginning 11. Elgin Baylor - given to you from the beginning 12. Rick Barry - given to you from the beginning 13. "Mr. Clutch" Jerry West - given to you from the beginning 14. Walt "Clyde" Frazier - given to you from the beginning 15. Erving "Magic" Johnson - given to you from the beginning 16. Michael "Air" Jordan '96 - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge 17. Clyde "The Glide" Drexler - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (CENTRAL) 18. Moses Malone - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (SOUTHWEST) 19. Bill Russell - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (EAST) 20. "Big O" Oscar Robertson - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (SOUTHEAST) 21. "Big Game" James Worthy - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (SOUTHWEST) 22. Bob "The Cooz" Cousy - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (SOUTHEAST) 23. Nate "Tiny" Archibald - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (EAST) 24. Isiah Thomas - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (CENTRAL) 25. David Thompson - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (NORTHWEST) 26. "Human Highlight Reel" Dominque Wilkins - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (SOUTHWEST) 27. "Iceman" George Gervin - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in NBA Challenge (NORTHWEST) 28. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in Be A Legend Mode 29. Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins - 1000 Reward Points or defeat in Be A Legend Mode 30. Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins - 2500 Reward points or defeat in NBA Challenge (SOUTHEAST) 31. Pistol Pete Maravich - 2500 Reward points or defeat in NBA Challenge (NORTHWEST) 32. Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain - 2500 Reward points or defeat in NBA Challenge (EAST) 33. Larry Bird - 2500 Reward points or defeat in NBA Challenge (CENTRAL) 34. Dr. J Julius Erving - 2500 Reward points or defeat in Be A Legend Mode 35. Michael Jordan '85 - 5000 Reward points or earn all Trophies ******************************************************************************* THE BEATS ******************************************************************************* These are called EA Trx in the game. Its all hip hop joints. From the moment you turn on the game and the intro to Pete Rock and CL Smooth's classic joint T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You for all of those players that are not hip hop junkies like myself) starts playing, you know that you're getting some of the best from the new and old school. So let's run em down. >>>INTERACTIVE MENU<<< These are just the beats with very little verbal assistance. They are mostly instrumental tracks. Bleek 'n Freeway Just Blaze Get Up Nate Dogg 2 Beat Just Blaze Ride Wit Me MC Lyte Raw Just Blaze Live on Stage (Remix) Dilated People NRG Just Blaze Rock The Party (Instrumental) Benzino Dully Drop Just Blaze Plan B Just Blaze Wurlitzer Track Just Blaze Young Guru Just Blaze Chief Rocka (Instrumental) Lorda of the Underground Blaze 5 Just Blaze React (Instrumental) Erick Sermon ft Redman >>>PLAYLIST<<< These tunes are the actually songs with some variation depending on the on- screen action. During an instant replay, you may just hear the lyrics filtered through an echo effect without the bass or drums. Not In My House (Vol. 2 Exclusive) Nelly ft the St. Lunatics They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Pete Rock & CL Smooth Choice is Yours Black Sheep Chief Rocka Lorda of the Underground Live On Stage (Remix) Dilated People ft Talib Kwali Ride Wit Me MC Lyte Rock The Party Benzino React Erick Sermon ft. Redman Get Up Nate Dogg ******************************************************************************* FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ******************************************************************************* 1. I wanted to know what a boss move is and how we perform it. Ans: A boss move is a special move, either a dunk or a trick, that is specialized by that player. An example is Julius Erving and his Boss move... the Doctor. This is one of the many moves that he is caught on video doing in his days in the NBA and it is always associated with him. It is dunk that shows him going to the lane and doing a full extension dunk (ALA the Michael Jordan Nike symbol). In the intro of the game, they show him doing this same dunk and after you beat him, you can go to the Create a Baller menu and edit your moves so that YOU TOO can be like the Doctor. 2. How do u get someone to do a hook-up? Ans: A hook up is done when one player goes for the dunk (usually you) and then passes in mid-air to another player going for an alley oop. 3. I have 440 points in legend mode and i feel i have done all the challenges so what am i missing??????? Ans: This is the most common problem in the game. Advice from Christoph Huwiler via email: You need to reach the last reputation level. this will gain you the 10 points to play the last challenge in rucker park! THANKS CHRISTOPH!! SO in conclusion...I don't think it matters which game you play (pick up, tournament or street challenge) as long as you play another game and bump your reputation up a notch to the last level. This is what opens the Rucker 78 court. I think that your created baller has to do most of the work in order for it to boost your reputation. Try to make your created baller the star of the game. REMEMBER: Assists aren't counted in your stats so use the Be the Oop trick on your alley oops. 4. I have a question...Do the legends only have a TRICK OR A DUNK? I mean one or the other? Or do they have trick shots..those who can't dunk? I try to figure the ballhandlers such as pistol or magic only have tricks. I have also been trying to do a HOOK shot(dying to try Magic Johnson out on it). It does not say how to do it anywhere. I've looked. Ans: Well, all of the Street Legends and NBA Legends have special moves that are reserved for them. Let's take Magic as an example. His boss move, Magic, is a trick move where he take the ball in his left hand and wraps it around his body (across his chest and drops it back on his left side...absolutely sick!). But he is also known for his long armed hook shot, which is executed by running across the lane and hitting the shot button. I like to do this move as his 2 point shot (running behind the three point arc starting from the sidelines and going to the center of the arc). All of the legends have at least 2 moves that are reserved for them but can later be used by you. You can edit your ballers move so you can do them also. Its a matter of knowing those players' games to be able to execute it. I've found that most of the special dunk moves for the legends are pulled off by pressing L1,L2 and R1 when dunking. Dr. J - the Doctor dunk and his up and under flip shot (reverse layup that the NBA always shows him doing; executed by doing dunk to layup from either side) Dawkins - the Chocolate Thunder dunk and also his Gorilla dunk (2 handed behind the head dunk that he used to shatter the first backboard ever broken in an NBA game) Stretch - the Stretch dunk and also does the Fro Fake trick move D.Wilikins - The Nique and also does his 360 tomahawk (standing in the lane, not moving towards the basket, hit turbo and dunk) You'll find special dunks and trick moves for different legends that other players can't do...keep emperimenting and you'll be surprised at how much they put into the game. 5. Where can I buy some of these throwback jerseys? I've been looking for a place to get a Rick Barry old school jersey? Ans: I own some rare ones from all across different sports (Walter Payton, Baylor,and Strawberry just to name a few). Try an auction site like Ebay or a store that specializes in Mitchell & Ness (the definitive company making the jerseys). I've found that has a good selection of throwback basketball jerseys that are found within NBA Street Vol2. But since Mitchell and Ness still handstitch their jerseys, they cost an arm and a leg (usually around $300) no matter where you buy them. 6. Can you tell me if you can get a crown and if you can delete a created players? Ans:You can max out all your skills up to 5 and you can max 1 skill up to 6. You can only max out 1 skill to get the crown over it so choose carefully. To delete a created player, go to Options and then game data. You have the option to Save your game, Load a previously saved game and delete created players. 7. How do I do a tip slam? Ans: when your player shoots the ball and it misses, if it stays near to the basket you can do A tip slap. To execute a tip slam, hit turbo and shoot while near the basket and your player will try to stuff it home. ******************************************************************************* CONTACT ME ******************************************************************************* I can be reached at Just leave NBA Street 2 in the subject field. ******************************************************************************* Legal Notice ******************************************************************************* © 2003 Electronic Arts Inc. EA SPORTS, the EA SPORTS logo, EA SPORTS BIG and the EA SPORTS BIG logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved. The NBA and individual NBA member team identifications used on or in this product are trademarks, copyrighted designs and other forms of intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective NBA member teams and may not be used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of NBA Properties, Inc. © 2003 NBA Properties, Inc. All Rights Reserved. EA SPORTS and EA SPORTS BIG are Electronic Arts brands. © 2003 Christopher Gee. This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advanced written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright ******************************************************************************* SPECIAL THANKS ******************************************************************************* EA Sports BIG - for creating such a true adaption of a street ball game All the street Ballers that actually pull off some of these hardcore tricks. This game was made as appreciation to your skills and dedication to the sport. - without you, game players would be spending hard earned cash on game guides instead of the actual games. Thank you for looking out for us, the gamer. There isn't a person out there playing a game that doesn't appreciate everyting you've done for us. Christoph Huwiler - helping to clarify how to earn the final 10 progress points in Be A Legend mode. Cheatplanet, Cheat Code Central and Neoseeker - for looking out for all the game players that need a helping hand and for posting my work on your sites Anyone that emails me with helpful hints or things that I haven't got to yet. An advanced thank you goes to all of you.