Reviewed by Greatest One
Basketball is probably the toughest of the 4 sports to be
accurately represented on video games. It is just too hard
to make the game realistic. Shooting is all based on luck.
The one thing that makes basketball fun is dunks. In
realistic games, dunking isn't all that interesting, as it
consists of a few generic ones. NBA Jam flushes the realism
down the toilet and replaces it with outrageous gameplay.
The focus on NBA Jam is scoring and dunking. With only two
players per side, the game is a lot more wide open. The real
fun starts when you put in the dunk code, though.
This code allows you to take off from anywhere past
midcourt. Sometimes, you can dunk from midcourt, too. It
counts for only two points, instead of three though. The
dunks are outrageous too. One has you jump high in the air
and perform ten somersaults, before dunking. It gets even
more fun when you are on fire. This lets you perform the
There is no season mode in the game, but all the teams,
except for the Canadien ones, are represented by two
players. They are rated on their dunking ability and
three-point making prowess. The game even tracks a few user
stats, such as wins, games played, etc. All in all, this
game should provide at least a few hours of fun.
Standard Genesis graphics. Generic looking players and bad
The music is cool, and the commentary is impressive for its
Easy to play, the computer isn't too hard, even when the
difficulty setting is at the max.
Replay Value: 7.
Fun for a while, but could get boring after you see all the
This game costs less than $3 bucks now. If you are looking
for cheap fun, get this game.