NBA Playgrounds 2 has been revealed by the Australian Classification Board

NBA Playgrounds was a surprise hit when it was released last year. A nostalgia-fuelled journey back to the days of NBA JAM, it was a lot of fun and is worthy of a sequel. Thankfully, NBA Playgrounds 2 has been revealed by the Australian Classification Board.

At this stage, nothing is known about the sequel, however, it’s been given a G rating and includes General Online Activity.

Based on the first title, we can take educated guesses as to what’s coming in NBA Playgrounds 2.

NBA Playgrounds 2 We Be Jammin’

Based on the original, it’s pretty clear that NBA Playgrounds 2 will feature the same arcade style, basketball gameplay. It will most likely also feature the same big-headed caricatures of real-life NBA players.

Given that it includes “General Online Interactivity” we can be certain that NBA Playgrounds will include an online, competitive mode. 

In my review of NBA Playgrounds I wrote that “The best fun I had playing NBA Playgrounds was sitting there with a mate playing together. The old couch co-op had us laughing and really getting into it.

“When you nail the alley-oops and combo dunks it’s rather fulfilling. The memories kept flowing back of NBA jam after school with friends.”

The first game was a lot of fun, but wasn’t without its issues. Here’s hoping NBA Playgrounds 2 improves upon the original’s excellent base. 

We’ve reached out to developer Saber Interactive for comment.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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