This game is just what I remember from the good old sega genesis days. The good old fun with even more great stuff. And at the right price. The over the top basketball experience with even more crazy frazes from Boom shaka laka guy.
That is a lot of boom for a very little bit of Shakalaka if you know what I'm saying. This is the definitive version of the series, not only as it has up-to-date visuals, rosters, and modes, but it is about as complete as you could hope from this series.
The rebirth of the NBA Jam series has found his ideal channel of distribution, with a new version which returns to the classic style of the original arcade. It has many changes in comparison with the game of last year, and it drops some of its features, but adds others which compensates for. A very interesting option with a good price.
I got NBA JAM On Fire Edition for 360, to play on my XB1 and it rocks.
NBA JAM in the Arcade and on old systems like SNES and Megadrive were just awesome.
The gameplay in the 2010 version goes back to the original NBA JAM game even with the voices.
It was a Midway game but EA bought the licence ::) but EA done good here for once.
The gameplay has improved :)
It's a 2 on 2 basketball game but you get to play 1 of the 2 players on your team this version, you can play both players in the option but the game this time round is not really designed to play both players, to get the most out of the game, play the default control just one player on your team. You can also Tag team, which is changing players but still controlling like the 1 player version, gameplay works best in solo or tag.
The commentary is very good with all the "BOOMSHAKALACS" and more voiced by the guy who done the original. I'd say commentary in this game is better than the original game the atmosphere is perfect and better than original game..
Unlocks and single player are nothing special apart from learning the game, on harder levels AI cheats it seems, human opponents would find it difficult to block like AI blocks, it can happen with humans but rarely.
Outrageous over the top moves and FUN FUN FUN.
Original NBA JAM, you score 3 consecutive baskets with a man and he goes On Fire and you can pull off even more outrageous moves and you get boosts. That's still in the game.
Plus a new TEAM ON FIRE boost for the whole team as been added to activate the Team On Fire you need to do 3 team move baskets call Alley Hoops, basically 1 of the team goes ariel in some kind of over the top gymnastic move or a high jump towards the basket and the second player passes the ball to him as he flies through the air to dunk the passed ball. Really nice added edition that improves the perfect gameplay of NBA JAM. (EA actually improved a game, falls on floor ;D)
Multiplayer is where NBA JAM really rocks.
I give this game 9.3/10 and a must buy only £9.99, totally worth it.
So much fun in a basketball game even if you not into basketball which I'm not. Plus bonus of playing on my XB1.
There wasn't a time during this game when playing co-op online with my cousin that we didn't have fun (We played as the utah jazz bear and I was rumble the bison from the OKC thunder.) this is one of those silly arcade sports games that most of us love, they're no rule fun and anarchy that make us laugh and bring us back to a time when everything wasn't about shooting someone in the face or sitting in a box because you tripped someone (NHL).
If you're looking for a game with a lot of content built in or just a game to keep you and your kids entertained you can't go wrong with this game, it's easy to pick up and there's lots of unlockables.
OR if you're in a rush they have a "Cheat" pack on the marketplace that gives you almost everything plus some in game money but don't get it the wrong way it doesn't unlock everything it just gives you a lot of cool stuff right off the bat.
I used to play the original NBA Jam on SNES. I loved that game . It was the only basketball game that was not boring. The generation after SNES and Genesis brought us NBA Jam Tournament Edition. That game...... well....... saddened me. The graphics were horrible and the difficulty was wayy to hard. It killed my hope for this franchise to be the end all be all basketball game. After years and years of playing other basketball games during the PS2/Xbox era, I came across NBA Jam On Fire Edition. I was scared to try it out , but like Gibbs on NCIS, "trust your gut." Well it payed off. IN SPADES!!! The feel of the game and the fun of the game has been resurrected. It is just like the first game. The rosters are up to date as of the 2011/2012 season. So you will get a chance to play as Lebron, D Wade, Derrick Rose, Dirk, etc. The campaign mode is simple. You go to through six divisions and have 4 levels for each team in those divisions (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum [unlocked when you finish all the golds in region]). Each level has different game rules like: 3's are twos and 2's are threes, ally oops and dunks are worth one point, etc. Tip: When it comes to the dunks worth 3 pts. rule, get centers! My team was the Magic with Shaq and Dwight Howard. I beat my opponent, who were the Raptors with Vince Carter (in his prime) and some other guy ( I don't remember his name. Sorry.) Which brings me to the unlockable characters. You earn currency from playing and the coins are used to unlock stuff. By the way, the unlockables are awesome. You can unlock the mascots and players from the first game and legends like: Scottie Pippen, Shawn Kemp, Shaq, Karl Malone, Dr. J, etc. The online play is fun and you gotta really be on the ball (no pun intended) to play your opponents. The only grip I have with this game is the graphics for their heads. The heads of the players are pretty much photos taken from trading cards. With this day and age of high tech graphics, you could take advantage of what is available to not make it look 2D. It is very colorful which is a vast improvement from other Jam games. This game is just amazing. I usually play this game inbetween playing FPS's or RPG's. I give this game a 9 out of 10. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves basketball and wants and out of the ordinary game. I would also even give non basketball fans a chance at this. It is way too much fun. This game gave me a smile on my face which will never go away. HOPE RESTORED!!!!!!