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Casual gamers might not know the name Mark Turmell, but if titles like Smash TV, NBA Jam and NFL Blitz ring a bell, then you’ve probably contributed to the man's fortune in tokens.

NBA Jam is the crown jewel of coin-op, still holding the world record for most money earned at one location in a single week ($2,468). And while you might have fond memories of the word "Boomshackalacka," and the sight of secret character Bill Clinton dunking on Blue Edwards, there's still plenty you don't know about Jam, like the haunting sounds it makes when the audio is turned off and the limited edition version that featured both Gary Payton and Michael Jordan … on the same team.

Read the entire interview, right here.

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# 1 JohnDoe8865 @ 10/29/08 01:32 PM
That is a really cool interview. I wish it were longer though. Hadn't heard about Payton and Jordan requesting special cabinets. The Petrovic thing is creepy too. I loved the old NBA Jam games on the Genesis.
# 2 TreyFury97 @ 10/29/08 01:46 PM
Thanks for the note Steve. I remember exactly who Mark Turmell was, because him and Sal Divita were special characters on the SNES (and I'm sure Genesis too) version of NBA Jam. Brings back memories.
# 3 23 @ 10/30/08 02:16 PM
I wonder what the chances of this game returning would be
# 4 shadowpuppet @ 10/30/08 04:12 PM
Originally Posted by KDRE_OS
I wonder what the chances of this game returning would be
It would be the greatest thing ever. Especially with all the stuff you can do now, if you put NBA jam out with the life mode from NBA 09 in it...I know tahts what NBA Ballers was tryin but it aint close to either game. THat would be fire.

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