developer: Bight Games
publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network, players: 1 - 2
Boooooooom-shaka-laka! EA Sports is bringing back the classic, most beloved arcade basketball game ever—NBA JAM—exclusively for the Nintendo Wii in 2010. Originally made by Midway back in 1993 for video arcades, NBA JAM was a humongous hit, with exciting, over-the-top, cartoony 2-on-2 basketball action that defied both traditional basketball rules as well as the laws of gravity and physics. It was the basketball game for people who didn't like—or even know how to play—basketball. And it even let you play as Bill Clinton—if you knew how to unlock the character.
Now EA Sports is reinventing the game for the 21st century with all-new graphics and physics, as well as new game modes and features. No word yet on whether Clinton is coming back, or the Mortal Kombat characters, or whether the new game will still cheat to ensure that the Pistons always beat the Bulls. One nice update that we can confirm: You won't have to keep feeding quarters into your Wii to keep playing! Hooray for the modern world! Slam-a-jamma!
Featuring gameplay that is true to the original, NBA JAM will have players spinning with ankle breaking moves to the basket and on the way to high-flying, backboard-smashing dunks. In addition to the classic experience, EA SPORTS NBA JAM will also introduce new game modes, characters and gameplay depth.
Microsoft Xbox 360
Uses: Xbox Live
Sony PlayStation 3
Uses: PlayStation Network