NBA JAM (EA Edition) Thread
It's on fire! That means it's EXTREME and probably not allowed by NBA regulation rules.
Wii (OUT NOW)
: 50$ Disc Title. Single player, Co-op, Remix mode, the works. Does not have online because they could not get the online running at a locked 60fps.
360/PS3 (UNKNOWN HOLIDAY DATE)
: Retail title. Could be anywhere from 40-60$. Will have online mode, but EA will probably shut that off after one or two years just like all their other games. Online mode may be limited to 30fps.
So if you want to wait for the 360/PS3 version just for online, be warned about the limited online life of EA titles, if that is your sole reason for purchasing that version.
Wait, I thought the original was done by Midway. How did EA get ahold of this?
Unlike other sports leagues, the NBA retains the rights themselves to all NBA games.
What does this game look like?
EA wanted to have a modern game but mimic the original photographed sprite style of the original game. So what you end up with is this:
Each player has a fully 3D modeled body just like every new NBA game, but their heads are sprites that change expressions as a reaction to what is currently going on.
"I bet they just did that to get it run on the Wii".
More ass shots than Halo: Reach
Everything is the same, except for one twist - no score. Each hoop at the end of the court has a health bar. Slam dunking that hoop will drop the health bar. The first team to reduce the other hoop's lifebar to zero and slam dunk it to death with an explosion
wins the game.
It's like basketball. If you played it inside Mario Kart. Reviews are kind of up and down on this one, but I enjoyed it for a bit.
Go after your favorite (or hated) ballin'
stars for a chance at revenge, or just beat the poo out of them. Larry Bird can cheat and throw 3 pointers from anywhere. Magic Johnson can magically teleport
into the hoop to dunk it. Clearly someone let the Darksims from Perfect Dark into this game.
This game has secret characters just like the original! Including a shitton of politicians this time around. Mr G has your back:
Hey, who wants to unlock
On the Press A To Start screen, press Left 13 times, and then +. They will be unlocked in the + screen in Team Select.
On the Press A To Start screen, press Right 13 times, and then +. They will be unlocked in the + screen in Team Select.
J COLE AND 9TH WONDER (WHO ARE THEY? I DON'T KNOW!)
On the Press A To Start screen, press Up, Left, Down, Right Up, Left, Down, Right, 1, and 2. They will be unlocked in the + screen in Team Select.
Democrats team lets you select Obama, Biden, Bill and others. Team GOP has Bush, Cheney, and Palin and even a McCain!
Also JAM SECRETS:
The Limited Edition Team of Michael Jordan and Gary Payton
"Payton didn't make the cut to be in the (first arcade) game, and of course, Jordan pulled himself out of the licensing of the NBA, so we had to pull him out of the game," explained Turmell. "But one day, I got a phone call from a distributor out on the west coast who told me that Gary Payton was willing to pay whatever it cost to get into the game. So we told him what to do in terms of taking photographs, so he sent in photographs of himself and Jordan, saying, "We want to be in the game, hook us up." So we actually did a special version of the game and gave both players all-star, superstar stats. There are only a handful of these machines, but Jordan and Payton did end up being in one version of the game."
The Pippen Jinx
Did Scottie Pippen's ratings really drop when he played certain teams or was I just the least clutch shooter every time I played Detroit? "It's true, but only when the Bulls played the Pistons," explained Turmell. "If there was a close game and anyone on the Bulls took a last second shot, we wrote special code in the game so that they would average out to be bricks. There was the big competition back in the day between the Pistons and the Bulls, and since I was always a big Pistons fan, that was my opportunity to level the playing field."