Be Whichever Michael Jordan You Want To Be In NBA 2k11
We found out a few months ago that Michael Jordan would not only be on the cover of the new NBA 2k11, but that you could in fact play with him in the game. Hopefully that would erase all the bad childhood memories of not being able to play with him in NBA Jam. Apparently things are about to get even awesomer though (yeah I made up the word awesomer for this special occasion). I’m not much of a video game guy, but the fact that you can be 10 different MJs from different stages of his career is blowing my mind. Check it out:
Now, Argent has unveiled the next surprise, which is that the game will have a mode called the “Jordan Challenge.” The mode allows fans to play with 10 different versions of Jordan that are authentic to that moment….
The games that fans can play with different versions of Jordan include all of the following:
-April 20, 1986 (Game 2 of the 1st round of the playoffs against the Celtics when Jordan scored 63)
-March 28, 1990 (regular season game against the Cavs when Jordan scored 69)
-June 3, 1992 (Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs versus the Trail Blazers when Jordan scored 35 in the first half)
- March 28, 1995 (Jordan returns to the game and scores 55 against the Knicks)
-June 11, 1997 (the famous Jordan “flu game”)
- June 14, 1998 (the day of his last game in a Bulls uniform as his last second shot gives the Bulls its sixth title under his reign).
In each game, gamers are charged with different goals, including matching Jordan’s point totals and shooting percentage.
If you hit six three pointers in a row like Jordan did against the Trail Blazers in 1992, the virtual Jordan will shrug just like he did in real life on that night.
Two of the 10 challenges don’t have specific dates tied to it.
You can play the 1991 Finals version of Jordan as well as play a game in 1990 style vs. Dominique Wilkins and the Atlanta Hawks, where gamers are challenged with holding Wilkins to 25 points or fewer.
That is only 8 versions and they say there will be 10. I’m thinking “The Shot” against Cleveland and maybe some AA ball with the White Sox affiliate the Barons. Just kidding on the last one, but sick!