NBA '06 for PSP expands the franchise with numerous gameplay advancements, including improved artificial intelligence (AI), shooting mechanics, player animations, and new mini-games to create the most intense, realistic basketball experience to date for a handheld device. NBA '06 for PSP implements an in-card trading system where players can pick out captured plays as virtual cards and keep them as collectibles or share with other gamers. A new ladder challenge is also available, allowing players to compete in mini-games or exhibition series mode, in an attempt to reach the top of the ladder and earn special virtual card trading rewards. With support for up to two players, either locally via Special Mode and nationally via Infrastructure Mode, the NBA' 06 for PSP gives you the opportunity to play a full season with trades, free agent rosters, and injuries. For fast action game play, NBA '06 for PSP introduces two new classic high school mini-games, Mules and Dodgeball, along with the returned favorites drawing mode, game console skills challenge, and 3-point contest.