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Overall 9
9.0

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Realm of Gaming
13 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Up until 2010's release, the last true 2D NBA Jam to hit consoles was Tournament Edition on the Sega 32X in 1995, and I'm probably not wrong in assuming you missed that one. Well EA has recently released NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, an improved downloadable version of their 2010 disc-based remake, and...
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Overall 10
10

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Snackbar Games
21 October 2011
  • Excerpt: It’s simple, really: last year’s Jam was a great game, and this year’s iteration takes out the weak parts, works on the strong ones and hits a price point that largely negates the complaints you could have.
  • Pros: Refined core experience, good progression system, smart mode pruning
  • Cons: Maybe you’re just dead inside, in which case we really do feel bad for you
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 8
7.9
Gameplay 8
8.0

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

GameTrailers
12 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Now this is more like it. Last year’s disc-based NBA Jam was terribly overpriced at $50 considering its lean content. On Fire is a much better value at $15 and worth picking up for anyone remotely interested in fast-paced, arcade sports games.
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Overall 8
7.5

Get Dunked on by Patrick Chewing

TotalPlayStation.com
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The game has a lot of appeal. It fixes a lot of problems but there are some cuts that put a ding in the improvements. I like challenges but I hate how frustrating the AI can be. Play with friends online and locally and you'll have barrels of fun.
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Overall 9
8.5

PS3/X360 Review - 'NBA Jam: On Fire Edition'

WorthPlaying
5 October 2011
  • Summary: NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will feature exciting new gameplay enhancements, including ground-breaking artificial intelligence that will change the way gamers play NBA Jam.
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Overall 9
8.5

The NBA Jam game that fans have been asking for has finally arrived.

GameSpot
4 October 2011
  • Summary: Last year's NBA Jam was a good game, but not as feature-rich as it could have been. Its brand of over-the-top basketball has been loved by many for decades, but the new inclusions to the series were not universally praised and easily forgotten.
  • Pros: Open-ended Road Trip mode lets you play against teams in any order, Improved and enjoyable competitive and co-operative Online, Lots of varied ways to unlock additional content, Tag Mode gives you more control, Razzle-dazzles add another layer to the on-court madness
  • Cons: Overly reliant on alley-oops, Some cheap AI situations
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Overall 9
8.5

The NBA Jam game that fans have been asking for has finally arrived.

GameSpot
4 October 2011
  • Summary: Last year's NBA Jam was a good game, but not as feature-rich as it could have been. Its brand of over-the-top basketball has been loved by many for decades, but the new inclusions to the series were not universally praised and easily forgotten.
  • Pros: Open-ended Road Trip mode lets you play against teams in any order, Improved and enjoyable competitive and co-operative Online, Lots of varied ways to unlock additional content, Tag Mode gives you more control, Razzle-dazzles add another layer to the on-court madness
  • Cons: Overly reliant on alley-oops, Some cheap AI situations
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Overall 9
9.0

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Green Pixels
3 October 2011

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Preview

GamePro.com
8 July 2011
  • Excerpt: More "Boom" plus better "Shaka-laka." We check out the update to last year's NBA Jam revival and a host of new features.
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Game Observer
7 July 2011
  • Excerpt: NBA JAM: On Fire Edition will change the way players play this iconic franchise. All your favorite moves, spins and dunks are still available but now the game includes a host of gameplay improvements. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition brings you even more to this basketball arcade classic.
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