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NBA Jam

by Acclaim
Platform : PlayStation2
Rated: Everyone
4 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
Metascore: 67 / 100
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  • Choose players from all 29 NBA team, and get to playing in the classic NBA arenas and outdoor courts like Rucker Park & Venice Beach
  • Try the Legends Tournament where you'll test yoursef against the best NBA players from the '50s to the '90s
  • Over 700 new motions, including signature moves for the newest NBA all-stars
  • New Create-A-Player mode allows you design your own master of the court
  • Earn upgrades & attributes with NBA memorabilia bought in the Jam Store
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Product Description

Unbelievable motions and monster dunks make every game into an NBA highlight reel; with great commentary by Tim Kitzrow.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00008XL07
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,728 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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If you remember and liked the NBA Jam series for Super Nintendo you'll love the PS2 version of this game. This isn't regular basketball, it's 3 on 3 with nothing but slams, ally oops and other trick shots. If you like games such as NFL Blitz or NBA Street you'll love this game.
The graphics are absolutely awesome, players get tired in this game and show it with hands on knees and heavy breathing. You get the option to replace players at halftime, which is a great feature.
There's also a tournament feature where you can pick a team from today and play teams from the past. It starts in the 1950s in black and white and you go through the years up to the present day. It's an absolutely amazing feature, the black and white game play and commentary that sounds like it's from the 50s is very cool.
The only drawback I've found to the game is the AI seems to get an advantage to catch up if you get ahead of it too far in the game. I've picked the Lakers which is the best team in the game and not been able to blow out a mediocre rated team such as the Jazz.
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I loved this game when I played it on the Sega Genesis, and I was happy that they updated it and manufactured it for the PS2.
It's just as fun as the original with a lot of extras. You can play the regular NBA Jam game as well as a Legendary Tournament, which you can play with players from the 70's to the present. You can make your own team and even make your own player. You can unlock courts that you can play on, and other extras.
The only thing is that the opponents are not as easy to beat as the original, no biggie, it's just as fun or even better.
If you buy this game you will totally be happy with your purchase.
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I actually like this game better than the Genesis version. This version is a suped-up version of the classic game we grew up loving as kids. The graphics are awesome, the dunks are better and the hot spots are fantastic. My favorite part is the create-a-player concept. You can create a super player that is just about as good as I am in real life, you know always on fire from the outside, can dunk from 20 feet out, you know fun stuff.

Other great aspects:

You can unlock super teams including monsters, machines aliens, presidents, world leaders, etc. The tournament mode is also stellar. It is pretty much the same as the original version, but for whatever reason it is more fun. You can also unlock more cheats, more arenas, and more other stuff I can't remember.

My only problem is that you can only create one guy. You should be able to make more, so that you can have the greatest team ever, even more than the 2001 Washington Wizards.

So if you like the original, pick this one up too, chances are you'll like it.
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This game is awesome. It takes a while to get used to having three people on a team instead of two like the old NBA JAM games, but after that, it's all good. Beating legends like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson gives you a certain sense of satisfaction. Also, for the less serious players, there are cool new teams to unlock with characters including a vampire and aliens. I reccomend this game to anyone who liked the old NBA JAMs and new fans of the game.
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By A Customer on March 2, 2004
just a bit better and still the most fun basketball game out there.
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I have mixed feelings about in it 1 player mode since I've played little of the game that way. I love the 2 player mode. Some teams seem to be ridiculous on how much they knock your players over if you get anywhere near them. Like get a rebound & almost before you can touch the ground or even get a pass off, they knock you down. That gets old fast. Other than cheat codes there's no difficulty setting either. That would've been nice.

I love the amount of unlockable teams & players on the game. You can instantly access all of them by entering -LPP- as your profile. Then you can also create 4 teams of 4 using these players. You can also add 1 create player per profile that can play on any team. Sadly there's no Jordan, Hakeem, Stockton, etc. but teams I could build included:

Lakers - Magic, Worthy, & Jabbar
Celtics - Ainge, Bird, McKale, & Parish
Sonics - Payton, Schrempf, & Kemp (guest starring Chambers)
Magic - A. Hardaway, H. Grant (in Bulls attire), Shaq - added Pippen & created Jordan for split Bulls team.
Blazers - Drexler, Ainge (in Celtics attire), B. Williams, C. Robinson (from Pistons) is also pos.

I mostly watched basketball during the 90's so those were some of my favorites to put together.

There are also some wild, fun teams like Aliens, Fright (Vampire. Wolfman, & Invisible Man), Pirates, USA Legends (Washington, Lincoln, & Franklin), Clowns, World Conquerors (Kahn, Caesar, & Napoleon), & Robots.
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I've bought this game for my nephew and Holy Crap was he having fun! Says it plays better than all the other basketball games out there. Tons of arcade fun!
Boom-shaka-laka!
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I love this game! It's fun, it has pretty good graphics, and the gameplay is awesome! I love the ally-oops! They're very easy to execute, and fun! The hot spots are cool! The dunks are cool too! One thing though, how do you do a there and back again? The CPU always does that move against me, but I don't know how to do it. Well, other than that, this game is great. You won't get bored easily! It'll take you a while to get bored with THIS game!
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