Developer: Saber Interactive
Publisher: Mad Dog Games, LLC
Release Date: May 08, 2017
Available Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Reviewed Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Saber Interactive plays homage to NBA Jam and even a little bit of NBA Street with NBA Playgrounds, and does so with enough changes to the formula to make it interesting, even if the attitude and enthusiasm is a bit subdued. NBA Playgrounds has some erratic difficulty swings during exhibition and tournament modes, but the arcade basketball is fun and easy to pick-up-and-play solo, local, or even online.
Independent developer Saber Interactive has confirmed that NBA Playgrounds will be available on May 9 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC (Steam) as a digital-only release for $19.99. Yes, next week!