Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside is a basketballsimulation game for the Nintendo 64. It was released in 1998 and received a Player's Choice designation after selling one-million copies. Kobe Bryant was in his second NBA season at the time of the game's release and was the youngest player to have a game to his namesake.
Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside features 5-on-5 game play. The game also features 1997-1998 rosters and all current (at the time) NBA players (except for Michael Jordan), along with 3 game options: Exhibition, Season, and Playoffs. The game allows you to either simulate Season games or play them to lead into the playoffs, and win the NBA Finals.
IGN gave Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside a 7.8 out of 10 overall, praising the graphics by saying the animation, detailed players and medium-resolution mode were smooth, though the reviewer noted that the stiff characters looked awkward.