If you're a fan of watching ridiculously tall Americans running up and down the court, whilst attempting to slam-dunk a giant bouncy ball into the net, then you might want to give NBA Live 09 a try.
You can grab a copy of the game on the Xbox for £4.93 from The Hut at the moment, which'll make you a saving of just over £5 on the next best offer of £9.99 coming in from Cool Shop UK.
One of the best new features about this instalment of the series is the ability to control a ball handler and another member of the team simultaneously, which allows you to pull of a number of useful moves including luring opposing players away from one of your team mates so they're free for a pass, or getting them close enough to the net to take a shot once you've hurled the ball their way.
Approaching the basket has been made easier by the inclusion of hesitation moves, which can freeze your opponent if you use them correctly, and allows you to get a couple of steps ahead of them for a slight advantage.
There are a couple of modes to choose from including Dynasty mode where you get to pick a team and lead them for a season, you can take part in the FIBA World Championships with a choice of 24 international teams, and Be a Pro mode allows you to play as a specific player for a single game. You can also hop onto Xbox Live for a multiplayer showdown if you fancy beating your friends on the court.
Some areas of the game feel a little rough around the edges and could definitely be improved, but that doesn't stop it being enjoyable and it's definitely worth a go now that it's under £5.
Thanks to andywedge @ HUKD