Excerpt: , the first thing you're likely to notice is that very little has changed. The team names aren't all the same, of course. There have been additions, removals and modifications that reflect the most recent activity in the league. There are no Seattle Supersonics now, for instance. The Charlotte Hornets have moved to New Orleans.
Excerpt: Some franchises are just so good that they never go away, and it’s even possible that such a franchise would survive a world apocalypse and then be revived on another world. NBA Jam is a famous arcade success story and as EA saw fit to revive the franchise for the home, it’s a series that is still alive and well and has been released on all the current major consoles.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Remember NBA Jam? The first game to really popularize arcade-style action sports games back in the mid-90s? The game that immortalized catchphrases like “boomshakalaka”, the game that tried and failed to make a comeback on the PS2 and XBox?
Over-the-top arcade b-ball puts Obama and Palin in game.
Common Sense Media
25 November 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that NBA Jam is an arcade style basketball game featuring real athletes from the NBA. Players control one of the NBA's teams and battles opponents in 2-on-2 hoops games. The game features a slightly more aggressive style of play compared to real world basketball, with players shoving opponents to the ground to steal the ball. Players can choose to include political figures like President Obama and Sarah Palin in their game.
Summary: NBA Jam may not be as good as the original arcade classic, but it’s still a fun game. However, I can’t recommend it if you own a 360 or PS3 as you should instead wait a few weeks for the hastily put together version for those consoles since it has online play – a feature the Wii version is sorely missing.
Excerpt: graced the SNES and Mega Drive in all its glory (and let’s not forget where it started, at the arcades). The classic version is also a classic game; 2-on-2 basketball using the real players and teams (at the time) of the NBA in America. This was no serious basketball game though; there were essentially no rules, the characters took on a more cartoon-like appearance with particularly big heads, and there was an abundance of cheats that could be applied to the game to make...
Excerpt: I bet I know what you just did. You took one look at the score above, and immediately thought, “Hey, what’s this guy getting at? He gave NBA Jam one of its lowest scores on the internet!” As a huge fan of the franchise, I unfortunately found this latest entry from EA to be quite middling. You may remember that I walked away extremely happy from my E3 demo of the game (heck, we even gave it our Sports Game of Show award ).