NBA JAM News Post

1up has posted an article on the rise, fall and return of NBA Jam.

"The main thing I noticed was that in the old arcade version, remember when you moved closer to the screen, your guy got bigger, and then when you moved further away your guy got smaller," says one tester. "That's what I miss. This is more like the SNES version."

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# 1 LingeringRegime @ 07/18/10 05:12 PM
Originally Posted by Starlin4Prez

Wish that this was going to be on PS3, I want to relive the glory days.
It will be on the PS3/360. Just not as soon as the Wii version.
# 2 kazushige0001 @ 07/21/10 05:17 PM
That was a very informative article, thanks for linking to it. It really explains some of the differences that have happened in the past when NBA Jam type games were converted for consoles. It also explains why NBA Showtime on NBC for consoles was a much truer conversion of the arcade game. I had never connected the dots that NBA JAM was always: arcade = Midway and home = Acclaim, whereas NBA Showtime arcade = Midway and home = Midway.

The idea that the game had its own logic was also something I hadn't considered. Because it was so outside the realm of reality, it didn't dawn on me that there was a level of believability/rules involved.

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