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NBA Jam (Arcade-1993)

Play Date: January 24, 2020

  • Developer: Midway

  • Producer: Midway

  • Sports genre

  • 4 player

  • 4 max simultaneous players

Controls

  • joystick: 8 way

  • buttons: 3 [pass/steal, shoot/jump, turbo]Gameplay

Gameplay

  • The first game in the NBA Jam series is a 2 on 2 side scrolling basketball game featuring

  • licensed NBA players and teams from the '92-'93 season

  • Gameplay is highlighted by huge slam dunks, rainbow 3's and no fouls

  • Making three shots in a row makes you "on fire" which results in a huge increase to shooting percentage and unlimited turbo until the other team makes a shot

  • An additional LE version of the game was made for Michael Jordan and Gary Payton featuring a team composed of the two

  • Announcer is the legendary Tim Kitzrow

Hidden Players

  • Air Morris - WIL/Jan 1

  • Carlton - JMC/Aug 5

  • George Petro - GNP/Oct 8

  • John Newcomer - JRN/Jun 18

  • Jon Hey - JWH/Sep 20

  • Mark Turmell - MJT/Mar 22

  • Rivett - RJR/Jan 17

  • Sal DiVita - SAL/Feb 1

  • Shawn Liptak - SL_/Jun 24

  • Sheridan Oursler - SNO/Jan 3

  • Stephen Howard - HOW/Jul 15

  • Tony Goskie - TWG/Dec 7

  • Tony Scott - TON/Jul 3

Cheats

  • Big Head Mode

    • Hold up, the turbo button, and the steal button until the tipoff

  • No Computer Assistance (3.0 machines only)

    • Press the turbo button 10 times

  • Power up defense

    • Press either steal or block 8 times

  • Power up offense

    • Press either steal or block 21 times

  • Secret tank game

    • hold joystick in down position and hold each button down on both sides of the machine

  • Show shot percentage

    • rotate the joystick and press any button 21 times

  • Reception

    • Game Machine listed NBA Jam on their August 15, 1993 issue as being the fourth most-successful upright arcade unit of the year

    • 7th best game of all time - Mega

AOM Gaming Notes

  • [post play notes]




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