NBA Jam Xbox

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  • Summary: The popular granddaddy of arcade-style basketball is back. NBA Jam brings the supercharged, "in-your-face" highlights of NBA play to life with over-the-top, thrilling three-on-three basketball. Perform monster dunks and alley-oops and shoot from valuable hotspots to catchThe popular granddaddy of arcade-style basketball is back. NBA Jam brings the supercharged, "in-your-face" highlights of NBA play to life with over-the-top, thrilling three-on-three basketball. Perform monster dunks and alley-oops and shoot from valuable hotspots to catch "on-fire" and obliterate the competition. You can choose from all 29 current NBA teams, players, and arenas and even outdoor playground courts like Rucker Park and LA's Venice Beach. With no fouls to slow down the game, be as rough and flashy as you can be. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The new dunks and animations look spectacular and really light up your TV screen.
  2. 80
    "NBA Street" has a better all-around arcade-style game, but if all you care about are big dunks and big points, NBA Jam will deliver you to highlight heaven.
  3. As a stand-alone game, NBA Jam is definitely fun to play, but it lacks the gameplay depth of pretty much every other major basketball title on the market, arcade or otherwise.
  4. If you still want to feel that retro-love pick up NBA Jam, but don't expect to be blown away by its features or anything new, for there is truly a lack of both (except in terms of dunks? there will always be lots of dunks).
  5. From a gameplay perpective, NBA Jam doesn't hold a candle to "NBA Street." [Nov 2003, p.171]
  6. While this latest version succeeds in providing a polished, fast-paced, fun game of over-the-top 3-on-3 hoops, it doesn't really offer anything we haven't seen before. [Dec 2003, p.191]
  7. 40
    What ultimately makes or breaks NBA Jam is its computer AI, which is every bit as nasty and unfair as previous games.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Aug 21, 2003
    10
    This game looks awesome.
  2. ANdrewS.
    Sep 28, 2003
    10
    An awesome remake of the origanal NBA Jam.
  3. JohnA.
    Jan 9, 2004
    10
    This game is great you get the alley-oops and you could do ist as many times as you like. the dunks are fresh, and the dribbles are off the hizzle.
  4. BobG.
    Nov 27, 2003
    6
    Great game to rent from the local video store, but fails to maintain much interest past that. Is relatively one-dimensional and the user can Great game to rent from the local video store, but fails to maintain much interest past that. Is relatively one-dimensional and the user can conquer all the moves in less than a few hours, if not minutes. The other detrimental aspect of this game is the AI. Jam tournament is beatable but nearly impossible to get through legends tournament. Expand