Despite its only competitor in the basketball sim arena being dormant for the past few years, the NBA 2K series has continued to march forward year after year enjoying fan and critical acclaim thanks to its constant improvement with each franchise iteration. The series finally makes the bounce pass to a Nintendo console, and hoops fans in the house of Mario will absolutely eat it up.
Immediately upon starting the game you’re ushered into My Player mode, which has you create your own baller with dozens upon dozens of customization options. While tweaking their appearance isn’t as robust as an experience in other games, your avatar isn’t hitting the court in order to be a model, they’re going out there to play. Instead of giving you sliders for eyebrows and cheekbones, the game allows you to choose an animation for just about everything your player is going to be doing on the court, from fadeaway jumpers to dunks to crossover dribbles.