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NBA Jam Returns! Wii version out now! 360/PS3 versions out today.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    XiaNaphryz wrote: »

    Where'd these screencaps come from?

    Wii development kits.

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  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    XiaNaphryz wrote: »

    Where'd these screencaps come from?

    Wii development kits.

    Har har. :P

    Though are you sure they were dev kits and not debug kits?

  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Those screen shots are glorious.

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    are there only 3 unique fans?

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=117166

    Debut trailer, and it looks awesome! :D

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  • SkabSkab Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    BOOM SHAKALAKA

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=117166

    Debut trailer, and it looks awesome! :D

    Excellent.

    Can you break the backboard?

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  • IconIcon Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Turbo
    Jump/Shoot
    Pass/Steal

    No need for shakery here! Rabble rabble.

    Although I don't mind the idea of that classy handflick thing releasing the ball at the peak of a jump done correctly that could looks classy as tits!

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  • quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Alley oops!!!! Have you always been able to do that in NBA Jam, or is that something that is new to this version?

    Looks good, very much over the top and arcadey. :^: :^:

  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I hope that kid realizes he's the reason they created the bozo boxes.

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  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    quovadis13 wrote: »
    Alley oops!!!! Have you always been able to do that in NBA Jam, or is that something that is new to this version?

    Looks good, very much over the top and arcadey. :^: :^:


    You have always been able to alley oop.

    Also. I thought the announcer sounded kinda bored and not nearly up to snuff from the first game.

  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I miss Hangtime...
    That was by far the best Jam title to have ever been (though Clinton was pretty sweet). It was so much fun playing with a friend and making two characters that balance each other out with their ridiculous shooting/dunking and giant heads/weird nicknames. I was thinking of maybe picking up a 64 again just for that...

    edit: Also, this does look pretty sweet. I've always been a fan of quality 2D myself, but this looks like it might make the transition well.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I can't wait to find out what secret characters they plan on adding to this game.

    I'm hoping they continue with tradition and make Obama playable...and maybe Clinton for us old enough to have played the original games when they were new. :D

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Icon wrote: »
    Turbo
    Jump/Shoot
    Pass/Steal

    No need for shakery here! Rabble rabble.

    Although I don't mind the idea of that classy handflick thing releasing the ball at the peak of a jump done correctly that could looks classy as tits!

    It's fun to do the motion for shooting the basketball in Wii Sports Resort, but it might be a little slow for Jam which I would guess is a bit more fast-paced.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    I can't wait to find out what secret characters they plan on adding to this game.

    I'm hoping they continue with tradition and make Obama playable...and maybe Clinton for us old enough to have played the original games when they were new. :D

    At that point you might as well go full tilt and have a bunch of modern presidents so you can have an entire team of them.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Abe Lincoln/Richard Nixon vs Obama/Clinton?

    I'm loving the sound of it. :D

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    i hope they put in a weird tank mini game

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  • Chris FOMChris FOM Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Obama/Clinton vs. Bush/Bush. You know you'd love to see that.

  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Don't forget, we need a rapper, too. And MASCOTS.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    They've already said that mascots are in...so yay for that.

    But yea, rappers...maybe they could do Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer just to make the game truly retro! :D

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  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Okay, holding the latest issue of Game Informer in hand (issue 204, Portal 2 cover) in hand, and they have a one-page write-up on NBA Jam. I imagine the issue will be out on shelves in a week or so, so you can check the whole deal out then, but here's a summary of features mentioned...

    Return of secret and legendary players (Larry Bird's featured in one of the screenshots, taking a jumpshot while Kobe and Pau look on in consternation. Bird has his 1980s hair style and is wearing short shorts)

    Big Head Mode and other codes will be featured.

    Motion controls, with some buttons used as modifiers. You can also use the Wiimote sideways...no confirmation of Wiimotion+ or Classic controller.

    Alley-oops (which haven't been in NBA Jam. They were in NBA Hangtime.)

    No more rubber-banding AI.

    Original arcade style campaign and also a new mode, called Remix. Remix may have rule tweaks, different camera angles, power-ups, etc. Randomly generated rules for every game.

    EDIT: don't want to get anyone's hopes up inappropriately, but here's a direct quote from one of the article's screenshot captions:
    NBA Jam for XBLA or PSN?

    EA says that the game's currently only for the Wii, but that it's "exploring options" for other systems due to the high number of requests.

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  • AllforceAllforce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Woodroez wrote: »

    EDIT: don't want to get anyone's hopes up inappropriately, but here's a direct quote from one of the article's screenshot captions:
    NBA Jam for XBLA or PSN?

    EA says that the game's currently only for the Wii, but that it's "exploring options" for other systems due to the high number of requests.

    Nice. I waited this long, I can wait for the XBLA version.

  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Anyone who dosn't get the Wii version will receive my disdain.

    Seriously, any other version will likely be bad.

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza We sell products... ...and get in ROBOTS!Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'd always say things aloud while playing this game like "did you dress in womans underwear and bite a girl?!" Followed by a three pointer and "YES!" from Marv Albert.

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    Wii exclusive? Or retail exclusivity for the Wii? Cause the two are very different.

    EDIT

    NVM. Addressed above.

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  • MonstyMonsty Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Dick Vitale Announcer Mode Enabled
    Spoiler:

  • redraptorredraptor Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'd always say things aloud while playing this game like "did you dress in womans underwear and bite a girl?!" Followed by a three pointer and "YES!" from Marv Albert.

    Haha.

    The rubber banding AI should be an option. Jam won't be the same without losing to a 90 foot jumpshot in a quarter of your games versus the computer.

    They really seem to be handling this game the right way though. I was hoping for older players, each team having a legend or two would be fantastic. I wonder if Jordan will let himself in.

  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action Still AwesomeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
  • AllforceAllforce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Pata wrote: »
    Anyone who dosn't get the Wii version will receive my disdain.

    Seriously, any other version will likely be bad.

    Yeah, you're right.

  • KarrmerKarrmer Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Game looks amazing. Is there any idea of a release date yet?

  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Karrmer wrote: »
    Game looks amazing. Is there any idea of a release date yet?

    fall of this year.

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  • AllforceAllforce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/31/nba-jam-wii-preview/

    Joystiq did a preview also.

    It sounds like a blast. :D

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  • AllforceAllforce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Gah I was hoping Kotaku was just missing something about the controls but that Joystiq article seems to confirm it
    Controls are intuitive and accessible, mirroring those of the original. You can move, pass, swipe or shove (to steal) and use turbo with button presses on the Wiimote and Nunchuck. Shooting and dunking require you to flick the Wiimote into the air to first jump, and then flick it forward to execute the shot or dunk.

    Garbage.

  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Sounds like a "wait for XBLA release" game. I would rather play multiplayer anyway.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Allforce wrote: »
    Gah I was hoping Kotaku was just missing something about the controls but that Joystiq article seems to confirm it
    Controls are intuitive and accessible, mirroring those of the original. You can move, pass, swipe or shove (to steal) and use turbo with button presses on the Wiimote and Nunchuck. Shooting and dunking require you to flick the Wiimote into the air to first jump, and then flick it forward to execute the shot or dunk.

    Garbage.

    :? No sale.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Dude, why would you not want to make dunking motions that actually make you dunk in the game? That seems fucking awesome!

  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Wow, it amazes me how un-fun this generation has made gamers. :?

    Just to be clear, the motion controls are optional, it's already been confirmed through various sources, including Nintendo Power, that the game has a 'no motions' control method.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Because motion controls are awful and should die. Preferably as soon as possible and is as painful a way as possible. Like if they could get Motion Control AIDS, that'd be great.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm sorry that it seems they are here to stay, then.

    Although if done right, they can be pretty awesome and down right fun....but hey, who likes fun anymore?

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