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  • Summary: BOOMSHAKALAKA!!! NBA JAM is now ready to rock your iPhone or iPod touch with all the over-the-top, high-flying, 2-on-2 arcade basketball action just like you remember it – and like you’ve never seen before! So go to the hole. Go strong. Go for the monster jam. KABOOM!

    HEAT
    UP ON iPHONE & iPOD TOUCH
    Jam with all 30 NBA teams and your favorite NBA stars! Unlock legends from the classic arcade era like Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Dr. J, Scott Skiles, Karl Malone, Detleft Schrempf, and Danny Manning, plus some secret players you can only get on iPhone/iPod touch. Unlock outrageous cheats, too. You up for some “Big Head” action?

    PLAY NOW! PLAY CLASSIC! PLAY AGAINST A FRIEND!
    2 modes of play let you ball the way you want:

    • Play Now – Select a team and jump right into the ballgame
    • Classic Campaign – Defeat all other teams to win the championship, and unlock legends, hidden players and cheats

    Also select from two different control schemes (D-Pad and gesture-based) and take advantage of the outstanding versatility of your iPhone/iPod touch. Is it the shoes?

    YOU’RE ON FIRE!
    If you’re from the Old School, you’ll feel the ‘90s nostalgia while you play the hottest new arcade sports game on the App Store. Featuring the voice of Tim Kitzrow (the original NBA JAM play-by-play announcer), you’ll hear all the classic catchphrases plus a few new ones recorded just for this game. This JAM is all about “boomshakalaka” -– and beyond!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 5, 2011
    100
    A faithful interpretation of the exhilarating game we remember from our youth, NBA JAM brings all the sound, fury, and raw excitement that one can expect from a manic, larger-than-life game of monster dunks and fiery hoops.
  2. Feb 13, 2011
    100
    If you loved the original or you're even slightly intrigued by this whacky basketball title, then I heartily recommend NBA JAM, but the lack of a multiplayer feature can be a sore point.
  3. Mar 17, 2011
    90
    If you're a fan of the series or just fancy a great Basketball game with a sense of humour, then NBA Jam scores a 3 pointer. It's Boomshakalakin'.
  4. Mar 7, 2011
    88
    Simply a must buy for sports fans, other iPhone owners should give it a shot too.
  5. Apr 12, 2011
    85
    With crisp graphics, great sound (mainly in the form of the excellent commentary), and surprisingly playable gameplay, NBA Jam for the iPhone is well worth picking up, even if (or perhaps especially if) you're not a basketball fan.
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    80
    This JAM is all about "boomshakalaka" -– and beyond!
  7. Feb 13, 2011
    70
    NBA Jam is one slammin', jammin' ball game, but where's the multiplayer?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 22, 2012
    8
    The controls take some time to get used to, and your teammate can occasionally be a ballhog, but overall this version of NBA jam can be a really fun game. Expand

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