"NBA JAM is back and it's bigger and better than ever," said David Knies, Director of Brand for Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. "We've designed a game that delivers all of the trademark characteristics that have made NBA JAM a multimillion unit-selling brand, and offer tons of new features that are sure to have fans of all ages screaming BOOMSHAKALAKA!"
The dedicated video game media has the following to say about the game:
"The original extreme basketball game is back." - Play Magazine
"Acclaim has rebuilt this series from the ground up." - PSE2
"Acclaim has upped the JAM ante with a bunch of new features that should appeal to gamers not looking for another basketball sim." - IGN
"NBA JAM looks like it could be making a strong comeback." - TechTV
NBA JAM includes:
* All of the popular NBA JAM trademark features, including over-the-top 3-on-3 gameplay, "On-Fire" and "Big Head" modes, no fouls, Hotspots, monster dunks and surprising hidden characters and teams;
* All 29 current NBA teams, players and arenas, plus many famous retired NBA arenas and outdoor playground courts;
* Over 70 of the NBA's greatest players from the past 50 years in the all-new Legends Tournament. Including Magic Johnson, Julius Irving, Larry Bird and many others;
* Journey through the NBA of the 1950s - 1990s with era-specific music, uniforms, hairstyles, commentary and moves;
* Over 700 new motion captured animations, including signature moves for current NBA All-Stars and Legends;
* Numerous game modes, including quick-play Exhibition, NBA JAM Tournament, and NBA Legends Tournament;
* All-new Create-A-Player which allows players to build their very own court warrior;
* Purchase upgraded attributes, apparel, cheat codes and other surprises in the all-new JAM Store;
* Commentary by Tim Kitzrow, the original "boomshakalaka" voice of NBA JAM;
* Up to four player multi-player option on Xbox and six player multi-player option on PlayStation(R)2;
* Three original tracks created by Grammy-winning recording legend Bootsy Collins, as well as his color commentary during Legends' Mode;
* Downloadable secret characters available exclusively on Xbox(TM) Live.
NBA JAM is currently available for Xbox and the PlayStation 2, each at suggested retail prices of $49.99.
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