NBA Jam is pure adrenaline rush. I loved playing Jam at the arcade on North High Street (Silver Ball) as a kid. We don't have to wait until Christmas to settle the Heat vs. Lakers dispute. I am going to take care of that on October 5th. My prediction is the Heat will lose terribly to me and Kobe. Have fun everyone and Happy Holidays from the home of the OSU Buckeyes!
NBA JAM is BACK!
If you grew up playing this game and NBA JAM T.E. for the Sega Genesis or Super NES, this is almost a no-brainer. The over-the-top gameplay of the series has returned with improved graphics and sound. The animation seems smoother and the players now have photo-realistic faces that seem almost "pasted" onto the player models, but the effect is crazy, funny and perfectly matches the game's character. If you were looking for a fun party game, but want to avoid the horribly generic offerings found all too often on the Wii, you can't go wrong here. It's easy for anyone to pick up and play, offers 4-player support and is sure to please the hardcore and casual gamer alike. A must-play title if you like your sports games a bit more over the top!
NBA Jam is Back!!!
Back in the day, NBA Jam was a basketball game that was a hit in the arcades during the 90's. Since then, newer versions of the game have been made systems such as PS2, Xbox, and Gameboy Advance. None of these versions came close to how great of a game NBA Jam was back then. This version of NBA Jam is great and is a lot like the original. NBA Jam isn't like most basketball games and trust me, that's a very good thing. NBA Jam is a two on two basketball game with no fowl shots, (though there are goal tending violations) and slightly exaggerated, but amazing dunks. The gameplay of this game is amazing. Each match is fast paced and very enjoyable. The only flaw is the difficulty. Even though it can be adjusted, I found myself still winning games on Insane, which is supposedly the hardest the game can get. Sure some teams like the Orlando Magic are a little bit of a challenge, but some teams like The Toronto Raptors can be beaten by a five year old. Back on the positive side, The great thing about this game is that there are a lot of game modes. There's the Campaign mode, where you pick one team and set out to defeat about every team in the NBA. one by one. Other modes include games where you have to dunk so many times to break your opponents backboard. There are much more and the good thing is, it's multiplayer. Sure its fun to cream your least favorite team, but its ten times better to cream them with a friend, or you could verse your friend and battle it out on the multiplayer modes of the game. There are several ways to play the game. You could use the Wii mote and nunchuk, or you could use the Classic controller. I prefer the Wii mote and nunchuk because dunking by raising the wii mote and slamming it down is more satisfying than a button press. All in all, NBA Jam is a great game and captures the essence of the old school arcade jam and brings it to modern systems. I recommend this game to sports fans or fans of the original NBA Jam or really anyone who's looking for a great sports game.
Awesome for a friend how likes basketball.
It is an awesome high flying game full of action and basketball
This game brings the best gameplay yet in the jam series! I love being the mascots! And you cant forget the legends!! This game is the best on the Wii!
I've had this game since Christmas, but really started to play it this summer. I love this game. The game play is great with the classic pro controller. It's easy to use and makes the game play really easy. I love the sound especially the "No Hoop for You" after a block. The unlockable players from the past has a decent mix of players who made NBA Jam what it was when I originally had the game on Genesis. Larry Johnson and AI make it worth is for me alone. Although I'm a true Bulls fan, I also have to admit the Golden State with Steph Curry is a great video game team. Curry is a great player in this game.
Its Jam Time
NBA Jam is a terrific basketball game, escpecially for the wii. Since the wii hasn't had its success with basketball games, this one blows every other one into the dust. They don't try to ruin the experience with bad control gimmicks like nba live did and they keep it simple. The graphics are good and what they should be. The high-res photos make for a funny experience and its cool to see. Classic campaign is a very fun mode in this in which you take on all of the nba teams and some legends to beat it. It's a lot of fun and EA Canada did an amazing job on it. 10/10 with a solid NBA experience
Peanut butter and JAM time!
So way back when there was a company called Sega that made not only great games but had their own consoles! I know right? NBA Jam was the most popular game behind the Mortal Kombat franchise that my friends & I would waste away our lives playing on a sleek, state of the art Genesis console. When I heard about NBA Jam being re-born on the next gen consoles I was thrilled beyond words. So I picked it up for my Wii(which it was released on first Had I been patient I would have it for my 360 instead). The graphics are good, limited only by the Wii's own abilities, as opposed to say an, XBox 360? But they blow away the 16-bit Genisis I remember from days of yore. I much prefer the "old skool" control scheme the game supports as to using the standard wii/nunchuck lip buster. I wish EA could have packaged a CD or download option with just Tim Kitzrow's (announcer) random commentary. Its hilarous! That alone warrants investing in a quality sound system. The AI opponents get rather aggressive if down by a decent amount late in the game (a nod to original developer, Midway, of Mortal Kombat fame, perhaps?) and can be frustrating if you're trying to unlock a Jam Challenge of some sort, but again its something that the original NBA Jam notrious for and I see this as just another way of preserving the classic nature of a treasured memory of my somewhat mis-spent youth. All in all this is a game I will enjoy for quite some time.
This is by far one of the best basketball games EVER made. I love this new revamped editon of this classic game. Anyone that buys this game will love it. The graphics run smooth and it doesn't glitches or lag. This game is the complete package of the video game industry. I have never been a fan of the Wii or it's games.But this game just made the Wii my new favorite console. The sound is amazing and they even have the orignal announcer! This is a perfect Christmas gift to any basketball lover. VegasKid: 10/10!!!!
A classic brought up to speed
This game is NOT just on the Wii. It is also on the 360 and the PS3, though at much later dates this year. The Wii version, naturally will look worse than the other two, comes out sooner and my guess would be itll be cheaper. Granted the other two will have online, but this classic wasnt meant to be played online. Its a local game, for fun with friends and crazy over the top flaming dunks. Current rosters, and all the classic moves make this a great game for fans of the original Jam series.