History VideoGame / NBAJam

19th Jun '17 3:53:56 AM PF
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*** [[Creator/SpikeLee It's GOTTA be the shoes!]]

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*** ** [[Creator/SpikeLee It's GOTTA be the shoes!]]



*** Music/JCole and 9th Wonder are unlockable bonus characters in the 2009 version of ''Jam''. in the 2010 ''On Fire'' edition, they're replaced by The Music/BeastieBoys.

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*** ** Music/JCole and 9th Wonder are unlockable bonus characters in the 2009 version of ''Jam''. in the 2010 ''On Fire'' edition, they're replaced by The Music/BeastieBoys.
19th Jun '17 3:50:59 AM PF
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* AuthorAppeal[=/=]TheComputerIsACheatingBastard:
** A rare case where the designer actually admitted this and bragged about it. Series creator Mark Turmell, a Detroit Pistons fan, specifically programmed the game to make the Chicago Bulls miss last second shots in close games against the Pistons. Ironically, the development team was based in Chicago.
** When playing a one-on-one match against Magic Johnson in the 2010 version of the game, Magic will ''literally'' use some magic teleporting skills to to make some very improbable plays, even by ''[=NBA=] Jam'' standards.

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* AuthorAppeal[=/=]TheComputerIsACheatingBastard:
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AuthorAppeal: A rare case where the designer actually admitted this and bragged about it. Series creator Mark Turmell, a Detroit Pistons fan, specifically programmed the game to make the Chicago Bulls miss last second shots in close games against the Pistons. Ironically, the development team was based in Chicago.
** When playing a one-on-one match against Magic Johnson in the 2010 version of the game, Magic will ''literally'' use some magic teleporting skills to to make some very improbable plays, even by ''[=NBA=] Jam'' standards.
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard; When playing a one-on-one match against Magic Johnson in the 2010 version of the game, Magic will ''literally'' use some magic teleporting skills to to make some very improbable plays, even by ''[=NBA=] Jam'' standards.
3rd Mar '17 11:51:59 AM bt8257
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* WakeupCallBoss: If the RubberBandAI doesn't get you, the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves in the original 1993 game will. To make matters worse, they are usually the first two teams you will go up against.

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* WakeupCallBoss: WakeUpCallBoss: If the RubberBandAI doesn't get you, the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves in the original 1993 game will. To make matters worse, they are usually the first two teams you will go up against.
19th Jan '17 5:14:53 AM AfroThunder
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* GenreShitft: Acclaim's ''Jam'' games from '''99'' to ''Jam 2002'' shifted from its traditional arcade gameplay to simulation-style gameplay, akin to ''VideoGame/NBA2K'' and ''NBA Live''.

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* GenreShitft: GenreShift: Acclaim's ''Jam'' games from '''99'' to ''Jam 2002'' shifted from its traditional arcade gameplay to simulation-style gameplay, akin to ''VideoGame/NBA2K'' and ''NBA Live''.
19th Jan '17 4:48:07 AM AfroThunder
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* GenreShitft: Acclaim's ''Jam'' games from '''99'' to ''Jam 2002'' shifted from its traditional arcade gameplay to simulation-style gameplay, akin to ''VideoGame/NBA2K'' and ''NBA Live''.
31st Oct '16 7:40:40 AM AfroThunder
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** In ''Hangtime'', after defeating a certain amount of teams, opposing teams will start et "fired up" at the beginning of the match, allowing them to activate Team Fire if they score the first point.

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** In ''Hangtime'', after defeating a certain amount of teams, opposing teams will start et the game "fired up" at the beginning of the match, allowing them to activate Team Fire if they score the first point.
22nd Sep '16 6:14:41 AM AfroThunder
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* PopStarComposer: Rapper M-Doc of Indasoul wrote and produced the theme song "Whatcha Gonna Do?" and "Get Up, Get Up (First Quarter Music)" for ''Hangtime''.
22nd Sep '16 6:09:08 AM AfroThunder
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InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: As a sign of authenticity, and to distance themselves from Acclaim's ''Extreme'', [[http://s.emuparadise.org/MAME/flyers/nbahangt.png the covers and flyers]] for ''Hangtime'' featured the ''Jam T.E.'' logo with the words "Created By the Original ''Midway'' NBA Jam Design Team".

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* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: As a sign of authenticity, and to distance themselves from Acclaim's ''Extreme'', [[http://s.emuparadise.org/MAME/flyers/nbahangt.png the covers and flyers]] for ''Hangtime'' featured the ''Jam T.E.'' logo with the words "Created By the Original ''Midway'' NBA Jam Design Team".
22nd Sep '16 6:08:18 AM AfroThunder
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InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: As a sign of authenticity, and to distance themselves from Acclaim's ''Extreme'', [[http://s.emuparadise.org/MAME/flyers/nbahangt.png the covers and flyers]] for ''Hangtime'' featured the ''Jam T.E.'' logo with the words "Created By the Original ''Midway'' NBA Jam Design Team".


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** In ''Hangtime'', after defeating a certain amount of teams, opposing teams will start et "fired up" at the beginning of the match, allowing them to activate Team Fire if they score the first point.
22nd Sep '16 5:46:27 AM AfroThunder
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*** It's GOTTA be the shoes!

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*** [[Creator/SpikeLee It's GOTTA be the shoes!shoes!]]


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* NoFairCheating: The 2009-10 editions edition of ''Jam'' automatically disable the "One Shot Fire" cheat during the Arena Tour and Online Tour modes.


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* ShoutOut: The announcer line "It's gotta be the shoes!" is a reference to Creator/SpikeLee's character Mars Blackmon from his film ''She's Gotta Have It'', who first used it as a CatchPhrase in several late 80s-early 90s Air Jordan sneaker commercials with UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan
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