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08-24-19 05:42 PM
Sega Genesis
Arena Entertainment
Midway Games
UPC: 734549001111

Released: 8-01-94
Players: 1-4

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Price Guide (USD):
Loose:  $4.25
Complete:  $7.99
New:  $24.00
Rarity:  4/10

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Rating: 9.1 (201 votes)
Plays: 64,828 M:99% F:1%
Filesize: 1,137kb

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NBA Jam Review by: j0han - 7/10

Sports genre, meet your soul mate: Action! Get ready to hit the courts with the classic game that revolutionized the sports genre! The developers at Midway saw a big problem with the current state on sports games in the late 80s and early 90s: they were relatively slow paced, even boring. Controls and game-play were often difficult and hard to learn. Basically, this meant that most sports titles ostracized a key demographic: teens and preteens. Success within the genre paled in comparison to platformers like Sonic and Mario. So the folks at Midway set out to create a game that not just adult males would want to play, but also their kids. They released the game initially to arcades where it outshone competitors, leading to its home console version.

The controls and game-play of NBA Jam were deliberately simplified. Rather than a full roster, the game's officially licensed NBA teams consisted of its two best known players and games were played 2-on-2. All rules (besides a shot-clock and goal-tending) were thrown out the window, turning elbowing into an art form (playing against an expert "elbow-er" inevitably led to shouts of "Hey, no fair!"). Sinking baskets really took no skill, just an in-game player with good stats. Play as Shaq or Abdul-Jabbar and the threes would drop like flies. To add some action, in-game physics (or lack there-of) allowed players to jump twice their own height, spinning and twisting mid-dunk. Three consecutive shots and the player was officially declared "On Fire!" giving him increased speed and accuracy, and setting the ball ablaze, of course. Getting into on-fire mode late in the third or fourth quarters gave the player the chance of realizing every kid's dream: shattering the backboard.

These changes set NBA Jam apart and above its fellow sports titles, redefining the genre and launching a series of sequels that continue to this day.

Graphics: 9
Would have been a 10 if a little more detail was given to the crowd. To compare graphics, NBA Jam was better than Sonic, but falls short of Jurassic Park. On a positive note, half-time reports featured a live-action (albeit very low resolution) video of Micheal Jordan dunking. A first back then.

Sound: 9
There could have been more music tracks, even for a Sega game. The lack there-of is probably due to the game being originally designed for arcade play. However, the in-game announcer's trademark phrases were heard on playground and driveway courts country-wide: "Boom-shaka-laka!" "He's on fire!!"

Addictiveness: 9
As a little kid then, I played this game over, and over, and over. And over. (and over) There was nothing like dunking my step-dad into a quibbling, emasculated pile of goo. The game was great for having friends over, which meant it was definitely very re-playable.

Depth: 2
Absolutely no depth beyond playing each game and trying to get better. No career mode, manager mode, fantasy draft or anything similar. This also was probably due to its original arcade format.

Difficulty: 2
As stated above, the game was deliberately simplified for kids in arcades.

Overall: 7
I know the average adds up to like 6.2 or something, but I boosted it to 7 because of its originality and the fact that it changed the genre so much. (You're welcome Midway.)
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Depth 2   Difficulty 2

NBA Jam Game Description

The ULTIMATE arcade JAM comes home! YOU control the super moves, amazing blocks and awesome slam dunks of the NBA's hottest stars! Sky-walking slams - Cannonball, Tomahawk, Helicopter and more! Turbo boost for lightning-fast steals and intense rejections. 4-player adaptable for true arcade competition. AutoStat saves your records and stats as you drive to the Championship. NBA JAM puts you on the court and above-the-rim!

NBA Jam Reviews

Overall 9.1    Graphics 8    Sound 8.3    Addictive 9.5    Story 7    Depth 5    Difficulty 4

NBA Jam   j0han
Sports genre, meet your soul mate: Action! Get ready to hit the courts with the classic game that re...
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Depth 2   Difficulty 2

      Review Rating: 3.9/5     Submitted: 09-16-12     Updated: 09-16-12     Review Replies: 2

Nice   jayron122
This game is very fun even though i suck at it.  I love the dynamics of how you play i love the...
  Graphics 8   Sound 8   Addictive 9   Story 7   Depth 6   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3.3/5     Submitted: 11-30-12     Review Replies: 0

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MeatAndPotatoes 07-15-15 - 11:49 PM
 I ran the boards. Up and down, I finger kiss one off the the back. No boink. Just net.
Will1 02-02-15 - 06:29 PM
 Of course all the systems that it was made for
Will1 02-02-15 - 06:27 PM
 NBA Jam games are probably the most fun basketball games to play for all systems even the arcade
MeatAndPotatoes 11-22-14 - 08:18 PM
 Midway had the smooth disc, on this one.
disneyfan91 09-14-14 - 04:33 PM
 my fingers are tired from this!
disneyfan91 09-13-14 - 08:02 PM
 this game kicks ass!
xphoe12 06-05-14 - 10:14 PM
 what are the controls
kaweezyboy223 04-05-13 - 10:56 PM
 dunk in your face kemp boy
kaweezyboy223 04-05-13 - 10:55 PM
 this game is one of my favorite retro games i ever played i played it at the warriors game the play zone and it is one of the best basketball games
phillie508 02-25-13 - 03:44 PM
acvthomas 08-21-12 - 07:05 AM
 this game is sweet
colton grundy 06-28-12 - 07:15 PM
 love this game
melomoe3268 06-27-12 - 06:32 PM
Juggernaut 06-09-12 - 08:43 PM
msphxy 06-03-12 - 10:53 AM
sonicdanighog 05-27-12 - 09:29 PM
migssup3rpan 05-26-12 - 04:57 PM
 anyone know how to fullscreen
brandan80 05-23-12 - 01:12 PM
 cant see s***
mookasaurus 05-20-12 - 04:52 AM
 LOL at some of the massacres Im doing with the Bulls. Pippen is just a beast! I just beat Miami 104-0
shaneb189 05-16-12 - 07:35 PM
dirtdevil105 05-12-12 - 09:34 AM
emcee_davine 05-06-12 - 04:40 PM
kontraverzzy 04-19-12 - 09:49 PM
Britishkid9 04-18-12 - 02:40 PM
 anybody else noticed how easy it is for an opponent to hit a 3/4 - full court shot when time is running out
cabeben 04-15-12 - 06:44 PM
 como hago para seguir despues del primer partido?