History VideoGame / NBAJam

24th Apr '16 8:36:08 PM AfroThunder
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* NewJackSwing: Every game's OST by Midway and Acclaim until ''Jam '99'' was influenced by this, funk, hip hop, and dance music.
16th Jan '16 6:17:14 AM PF
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** '''[[MostWonderfulSound HE'S ON FIRE!]]'''

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** '''[[MostWonderfulSound HE'S '''HE'S ON FIRE!]]'''FIRE!'''



* BossBattle: Surprisingly implemented as a gameplay mechanic in the 2010 version of ''NBA Jam''. The bosses themselves are equally divided between the Eastern and Western Conferences, and between preexisting players and legends, who just so happen to be powered up just for the fight. The battles themselves are usually played as games of 21 (where the first player to hit 21 wins), yet there are some exceptions to the rule.

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* BossBattle: Surprisingly implemented as a gameplay mechanic in the 2010 version of ''NBA Jam''. The bosses themselves are equally divided between the Eastern and Western Conferences, and between preexisting players and legends, who just so happen to be powered up just for the fight. The battles themselves are usually played as games of 21 (where the first player to hit 21 wins), yet there are some exceptions to the rule.rule:
15th Jan '16 11:29:12 PM AfroThunder
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* GuestFighter:

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* GuestFighter: {{Expy}}: Traditionally, when Michael Jordan was not on the game roster, his stats would be given to Scottie Pippen. However, in ''Jam '99'', there's a player on the team simply named "Roster Guard", who strongly resembles Jordan and is given very high stats. To avoid legal issues, he was given a generic "99" jersey instead of the iconic "23".
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20th Dec '15 4:43:30 AM Baluar
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** '''HE'S ON FIRE!'''

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** '''HE'S '''[[MostWonderfulSound HE'S ON FIRE!'''FIRE!]]'''
19th Dec '15 6:06:36 AM PF
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** Music/GeorgeClinton, (under the name "P. Funk") and former U.S. President Bill Clinton can be unlocked in ''Tournament Edition''. Bill Clinton reappears in the 2009 revival and it's 2010 update, this time bringing along Barack Obama and Joe Biden as teammates, and John [=McCain=], George W. Bush and Sarah Palin as rivals.

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** Music/GeorgeClinton, (under the name "P. Funk") and former U.S. President Bill Clinton can be unlocked in ''Tournament Edition''. Bill Clinton reappears in the 2009 revival and it's its 2010 update, this time bringing along Barack Obama and Joe Biden as teammates, and John [=McCain=], George W. Bush and Sarah Palin as rivals.
18th Dec '15 4:52:44 PM AfroThunder
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** Music/GeorgeClinton, (under the name "P. Funk") and former U.S. President Bill Clinton can be unlocked in ''Tournament Edition''. Bill Clinton reappears in the 2009 revival and it's 2010 update, this time bringing along Barack Obama and Joe Biden as teammates, and John McCain, George W. Bush and Sarah Palin as rivals.

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** Music/GeorgeClinton, (under the name "P. Funk") and former U.S. President Bill Clinton can be unlocked in ''Tournament Edition''. Bill Clinton reappears in the 2009 revival and it's 2010 update, this time bringing along Barack Obama and Joe Biden as teammates, and John McCain, [=McCain=], George W. Bush and Sarah Palin as rivals.
18th Dec '15 4:52:02 PM AfroThunder
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** Music/GeorgeClinton, (under the name "P. Funk") and former U.S. President Bill Clinton can be unlocked in ''Tournament Edition''. Bill Clinton reappears in the 2009 revival and it's 2010 update, this time bringing along Barack Obama and Joe Biden as teammates, and John McCain, George W. Bush and Sarah Palin as rivals.


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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.
9th Nov '15 8:54:18 PM NitrousThunder
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** After Midway lost the ''NBA Jam'' name to Acclaim in the mid '90s, they released a series of games with different names. First came ''NBA Hangtime'', which added a create-a-player mode and refined the gameplay elements, then ''[[UpdatedRerelease NBA Maximum Hangtime]]'' refined things even further. ''NBA Showtime'' then took the series into 3D and added in rudimentary fouls while avoiding the PolygonCeiling, ''[[XtremeKoolLetterz NBA Hoopz]]'' made it 3-on-3 as opposed to the 2-on-2 of previous games, then the ''NBA Ballers'' series added extra "bling". Then, EA Sports got the license, which was well-received.

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** After Midway lost the ''NBA Jam'' name to Acclaim in the mid '90s, they released a series of games with different names. First came ''NBA Hangtime'', which added a create-a-player mode and refined the gameplay elements, then ''[[UpdatedRerelease NBA Maximum Hangtime]]'' refined things even further. ''NBA Showtime'' then took the series into 3D and added in rudimentary fouls while avoiding the PolygonCeiling, ''[[XtremeKoolLetterz NBA Hoopz]]'' made it 3-on-3 as opposed to the 2-on-2 of previous games, then the ''NBA Ballers'' ''VideoGame/NBABallers'' series added extra "bling". Then, EA Sports got the license, which was well-received.
29th Sep '15 9:07:13 AM PF
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** Midway branched out and applied the ''NBA Jam'' formula of "loose adherence to the rules and fast-paced gameplay" to other sports. The best example of this is the ''NFL Blitz'' series (with 7-a-side teams and 30-yard first downs and [[WrestlerInAllOfUs suplexes and leg drops on downed players between plays]]; after EA gained exclusivity of the NFL license, Midway succeeded it with ''Blitz: The League'', which ramped the violence aspect of ''NFL Blitz'' UpToEleven), but Midway also did it to hockey (''NHL 2 On 2 Open Ice Challenge, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey, NHL Hitz''), soccer (''Red Card Soccer 20-02''), baseball (''MLB Slugfest''), golf (''Skins Game''), combat sports (''VideoGame/Ready2RumbleBoxing'', ''VideoGame/WWFWrestlemaniaTheArcadeGame'') and motorsport (''CART Fury'') as well.

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** Midway branched out and applied the ''NBA Jam'' formula of "loose adherence to the rules and fast-paced gameplay" to other sports. The best example of this is the ''NFL Blitz'' series (with 7-a-side teams and 30-yard first downs and [[WrestlerInAllOfUs suplexes and leg drops on downed players between plays]]; after EA gained exclusivity of the NFL license, Midway succeeded it with ''Blitz: The League'', which ramped the violence aspect of ''NFL Blitz'' UpToEleven), but Midway also did it to hockey (''NHL 2 On 2 Open Ice Challenge, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey, NHL Hitz''), soccer (''Red Card Soccer 20-02''), baseball (''MLB Slugfest''), golf (''Skins Game''), combat sports (''VideoGame/Ready2RumbleBoxing'', ''VideoGame/WWFWrestlemaniaTheArcadeGame'') ''[[VideoGame/WWFWrestleManiaTheArcadeGame WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game]]'') and motorsport (''CART Fury'') as well.
29th Sep '15 9:05:34 AM PF
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''NBA Jam'' is a two-on-two basketball game that was released in the arcades (by MidwayGames) and 16-bit consoles (by Creator/{{Acclaim}}). The game is notorious for its insane dunks and equally insane catchup. The game became a phenomenon when it was released in 1993, [[CashCowFranchise earning over a billion dollars in quarters over its lifespan]]. An UpdatedRerelease called ''NBA Jam: Tournament Edition'' quickly followed, with new players, stat tracking, and hidden players. In 2010, [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] would release ''NBA Jam'' on the 7th-generation consoles.

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''NBA Jam'' is a two-on-two basketball game that was released in the arcades (by MidwayGames) Creator/MidwayGames) and 16-bit consoles (by Creator/{{Acclaim}}). The game is notorious for its insane dunks and equally insane catchup. The game became a phenomenon when it was released in 1993, [[CashCowFranchise earning over a billion dollars in quarters over its lifespan]]. An UpdatedRerelease called ''NBA Jam: Tournament Edition'' quickly followed, with new players, stat tracking, and hidden players. In 2010, [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA]] would release ''NBA Jam'' on the 7th-generation consoles.
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