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  The Armchair Empire - Multi-Platform Previews: NBA JAM 2004
NBA JAM is a legendary franchise that continues to be a perennial favorite among gamers of all ages, selling over 6 million copies since 1993.
NBA JAM 2004 is not a "true" basketball simulator by any means, but rather an entertaining caricature of the parts that make it fun - it's arcade basketball, big, bright and showy.
Of course, NBA JAM 2004 contains all of the classic elements that you'd expect of an NBA Jam title: 3-on-3 gameplay, "On Fire" and "Big Head" modes, and the gameplay is punctuated by dramatic dunks and over-the-top action.
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 NBA Jam - Xbox (XB) Reviews - The Armchair Empire
Now, entering the world of CDs/DVDs and next-generation technology, the team behind NBA Jam have kept true to that same equation, however the circumstances have changed and, quite frankly, fans of old are impressed but others will have a hard time jumping into the legendary series.
Famous artists, such as Chaka Kahn, have their songs in NBA Jam, though they aren’t heard most of the time because of the fast-pace.
Even though nothing groundbreaking is introduced, NBA Jam remains true to its roots and is still loads of fun.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/XBox/nba-jam.htm   (844 words)

 SportPlanet - A Member of The GameSpy Network
Released in 1993, NBA Jam was an immediate hit with gamers, and ultimately made more than $1 billion (yes, that is a B) for Midway.
NBA Jam was designed as a 2-on-2, side-scrolling full-court basketball game, and the action was viewed on the typical, standard arcade monitor.
As NBA Jam was rather expensive to play (2 quarters per game quarter, or $2 to play an entire game), this added a huge amount of replayability to the game.
www.sportplanet.com /features/articles/nbajam   (673 words)

 GameSpy.com - Review
Jam is back, and while it hasn't reinvented the arcade hoops genre, it's still a pretty good play.
Now, after a few years without NBA Jam goodness to speak off, Acclaim is bringing back it back to the PlayStation 2, flaming balls and all.
Most every major NBA player from the last 50 years is featured, with the notable exception of Michael Jordan, who seems to be allergic to appearing in video form.
archive.gamespy.com /reviews/october03/nbajamps2   (621 words)

 The Sports Gaming Network - Basketball : NBA Jam 2000 (N64) Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NBA Jam 2000 aims for the arcade and the sim crowd.
NBA Showtime's JAM mode is much more pleasing than NBA Jam 2000's mode, but NBA Jam 2000's simulation gameplay is not too shabby.
NBA Jam 2000 is worth a rental and maybe even a purchase depending on your taste of the franchise mode and the gameplay.
www.sports-gaming.com /basketball/nba_jam_2000/review_n64.shtml   (1296 words)

 NBA Jam Review for Xbox - Gaming Age
The silly 2 on 2 of NBA Jam was addictive, fun eye candy with rewarding dunks and the perfect amount of cartoon violence.
NBA Jam on the PS2 and Xbox is the latest of Acclaim's attempts at capturing that arcade magic on a console.
NBA Jam does, however, include an enormous amount of game options and unlockables.
www.gaming-age.com /cgi-bin/reviews/review.pl?sys=xbox&game=nbajam   (999 words)

 NBA JAM :: PlayStation 2 :: Review :: DreamStation.cc
NBA JAM now features 3-on-3 game play like NBA Street and hot spots like NBA Showtime, but is it still a classic or has it been overshadowed by the new games in town.
NBA JAM’s graphics are well done and have a cartoon style that makes the players' heads bigger than real-life but resembles the NBA JAM of old.
NBA JAM definitely brings back memories and if you are looking for some nostalgia on your PlayStation 2 you should definitely check it out.
www.dreamstation.cc /reviews/playstation_2/nba_jam   (1392 words)

 PS2 Game Reviews: NBA Jam
NBA Jam 2004 is a rebirth of sorts, and while it doesn’t do a whole lot new with the tried and true formula of dunks, dunks, and more dunks, it’s a solid, albeit shallow game.
The Jam Tourney has you taking a team up against each of the real NBA franchises from worst to first, while the Legends Tournament has you taking on old-school players from all eras.
NBA Jam 2004 shows that the series does still have some life left in it, but major refinements need to be made to keep it going.
www.psxextreme.com /scripts/reviews2/review.asp?revID=253   (895 words)

 NBA Jam Review
As you may already know, NBA Jam is a rather shallow game, but I enjoyed it a bit more than I thought I would.
I almost think that NBA Jam is a game made for people who want to play a basketball game, but find most basketball games too complicated (does such an audience exist?).
The problem with NBA Jam, and thus is the main reason I don't play sports games too often, is that there just isn't a whole lot of depth to it.
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 WORTHPLAYING - - All about games !
In actuality, that was over 10 years ago, and the NBA Jam franchise is far from the king of the console basketball game, uhh, hill.
While NBA Street players may think that the turbo function, which speeds up your player and allows them to pull off crazy dunking stunts, is specific to their game of choice, they may be surprised to learn that NBA Jam started the whole thing.
Jam tournament mode allows you to progress through all of the NBA teams while the Legends tournament allows you to play the game chronologically from the pre-70s to the 90s.
www.worthplaying.com /article.php?sid=13739   (1231 words)

 NBA Jam Xbox game review from allXbox.com
NBA Jam's return to the scene after an absence - which, all things considered, was fairly short, but long enough for EA Sports BIG to hatch their own arcade-style franchise in NBA Street - isn't quite one of those tales.
Part of this is due to Jam's Hotspot mechanics - as you score Jam Points by pulling off 'regular', yet stylish offensive and defensive moves, you can gain the ability to trigger a Hotspot: move to an area on the court and push the appropriate button to activate it.
I've done a lot of comparisons between NBA Jam and NBA Street, and while that might not be entirely 'fair', in a certain sense, I still feel Jam should be ranked not only against the overall lineup of the consoles it appears on, but a similiar and slightly superior game in the same genre.
www.allxbox.com /reviews/nbajam.asp   (738 words)

 G4 - Feature - 'NBA Jam' (Xbox) Review
As a wise man once said, "It's deja vu all over again." Such is the case with "NBA Jam," which is a return to fast and frenetic action without any rules to slow things down.
"NBA Jam" is first and foremost a game of showmanship, and there are no strategies, injuries, or penalties to distract players from the action.
The jam tournament is the same "beat all 29 NBA teams" found in all "NBA Jam" games.
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 XBOX Exclusive.com: XBOX Reviews: NBA Jam
The last time I played NBA Jam was on the Sega Saturn, and it was NBA Jam Extreme.
I was an NBA Jam freak back when it first came out, and I'm happy to say that whole "NBA Jam" aspect is still intact.
The key to winning the NBA Jam tournament is probably using your jam points to create an amazing player.
www.xboxexclusive.com /reviews/NBA_Jam   (1016 words)

“Welcome to NBA Jam!” With these words, many people got their first experience of multiplayer brilliance back in the early nineties, be it in the arcades, or on the Super Nintendo or Megadrive.
NBA Jam was a fun stab at NBA basketball, dishing out foul-free 3-on-3 arcade-style gameplay, which was easy to pick up and too addictive to put down.
NBA Jam is an improvement to the NBA Jam games of late, but that still doesn’t make it a worthy game.
www.futuregamez.net /ps2games/nbajam/review.html   (1106 words)

 NBA Jam
Players choose an NBA team, each with two or three superstar players (or at least their digitized faces), and play a side-scrolling basketball game, split into four quarters (each new 3:00 quarter is a buy-in).
NBA Jam was the first licensed sports coin-op video game ever.
Since the name "NBA Jam" is owned and controlled by the NBA, Acclaim later aquired the license and made a 3D coin-op version, NBA Jam Extreme, which was not successful.
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 Games : NBA Jam 99 (N64)
The first NBA Jam game for the Nintendo 64 may not remind you of the old NBA Jam at all.
In fact, NBA Jam 99 from Acclaim is a five-on five basketball simulation game, not the two-on-two arcade game we've come to associate with the Jam series.
While NBA Jam 99 will feature the now-obligatory 29 NBA teams and floors, developer Iguana West (the Utah branch of Austin, Texas-based Iguana) hopes to bring new life to the action by using Acclaim's Hi-Rez, 3-D polygonal sports engine.
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 GameStats: NBA Jam 99
If you were a big fan of NBA JAM in its arcade days, you'll be surprised to see how much the game has grown up.
NBA Jam 2000 to go back to the roots of the franchise with more arcade thrills and spills.
NBA Jam 2000 goes back to the basics with more speed, more jumps and highflying dunks.
www.gamestats.com /objects/003/003798   (272 words)

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NBA Jam was the ultimate party game 10 years ago.
Of course NBA Jam didn’t create the catchphrase, but it sure brought it into the mainstream.
If I need to explain how to play NBA Jam to you, you probably want to just skip the rest of the review and go do something constructive (like reading, going outside, what have you), because that’s probably what you’re used to doing anyway.
www.operationsports.com /reviews.aspx?game=nbajamps2   (733 words)

 NBA Jam 2004 Review (Xbox) at Next Level Gaming!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Modeled after an older and less popular game called Arch Rivals, NBA Jam featured 2 on 2 hoops with real digitized basketball players who sometimes ran around the court "on fire", rim-rattling supersized dunks, and a one-man commentating booth who would coin a phrase that is still used by video gamers everywhere today.
And making his grand return to the courts of NBA Jam is the boom-shaka-laka himself; the original, the one who started commentating, Tim Kitzrow.
Remember, NBA Jam is all about the rules; and the fact that there are none.
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 NBA Jam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of course, seeing NBA superstars of the era, like John Starks, Patrick Ewing, Scott Skiles, Karl Malone, Shawn Kemp, Chris Webber, Calbert Cheaney, Scottie Pippen, Harold Miner, Shawn Bradley, Reggie Miller, Detlef Schrempf, Charles Barkley, and Hakeem Olajuwon, flying through the air with the greatest of ease brought just as many fans back.
Early versions of the sequel, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, even allowed players to put in codes that allowed people to play as characters from Mortal Kombat, but the NBA, uneasy over the controversies surrounding Mortal Kombat's levels of violence, forced Midway to remove these characters in later updates.
However, by the time NBA Maximum Hangtime (a further update) was released, Midway began to lose steam with the game, and the game was considered to be a commercial disappointment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NBA_Jam   (1019 words)

The game also let you put in a name and birthdate to unlock secret characters like the developers, (in the SNES version they had Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.) and that was a pretty fun little gimmick.
If you were the career player type, you could put in your own name and birthdate and NBA Jam would keep track of your user stats.
Using mo-capped basketball players playing on 8-foot rims, the spectacular dunks were the real highlight of NBA Jam.
www.netjak.com /Reviews/vintage/jam.htm   (951 words)

 The Killer List of Videogames> - NBA Jam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some have the NBA Jam logo printed on them along with Pass/Shoot/Turbo over the buttons and red or blue in the circle at the foul lines, while some are just a plain court with white lines.
NBA Jam Tournament Edition may have shipped in some of these cabinets as well, but a seperate dedicated cabinet also existed for the upgrade.
Originally, the NBA was not keen on the idea, as they did not want the wholesome NBA logo to be seen in "seedy" coin-op locations like bars or strip joints.
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 NBA Jam (PlayStation 2) Reviews. PlayStation 2 Games Reviews by CNET.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NBA Jam also features a mode called "Jam store." In this mode, you can unlock a huge number of different items using points you earn playing the game.
The bulk of NBA Jam's commentary is provided by Tim Kitzrow, the commentator of the original NBA Jam.
As a stand-alone game, NBA Jam is definitely fun to play, but it lacks the gameplay depth of pretty much every other major basketball title on the market, arcade or otherwise.
reviews.cnet.com /NBA_Jam_PlayStation_2/4505-9581_7-30978188.html   (1442 words)

 GameSpy: NBA Jam
All the popular signature NBA JAM features are back, including the high flying dunks, "On-Fire" & "Big Head" modes, no fouls, massive Alley-Oops, Hotspots and surprising unlockable characters.
NBA Jam (09/07/03) - Still on fire after all these years.
NBA Jam (10/11/03) - Jam is back, and while it hasn't reinvented the arcade hoops genre, it's still a pretty good play.
xbox.gamespy.com /xbox/nba-jam   (223 words)

 Review: NBA Jam for PS2 on Gamepro.com.
NBA Jam is a fast-paced game of basketball that works for all audiences: It?s a one-button, newbie-worthy procedure to throw up an impressive-looking alley-oop, but experienced players with good timing can dish off multiple ?oops, totally flattening the defense.
When you?re playing the NBA legends, you?ll view the action through a nostalgic filter?the fl-and-white presentation of the 1950s and 1960s is worth a rental alone.
NBA Jam features created players and teams as well as tons of unlockable goodies, like old-school announcers, chain-link nets, and extra courts (including the classic Boston and Chicago arenas).
www.gamepro.com /sony/ps2/games/reviews/31161.shtml   (511 words)

 Amazon.com: NBA Jam 2004 for Xbox: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NBA Jam has been a long running series, dating back to the haydays of the Nintendo system.
NBA Jam for the XBOX is the most fun I've had playing an arcadey basketball game.
Jam has a pretty good single player game, but with 2 or 3 friends it is awsome...especially when you get to the instant replay of your monster dunk and your the only one who can turn it off....the smack talking flys, NBA Jam is killa'
www.amazon.com /NBA-Jam-2004-for-Xbox/dp/B00008XKZO   (1588 words)

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