If you played NBA Jam back in the day, you have fond memories of the game's announcer, Tim Kitzrow. Spouting unforgettable lines like "he's on fire!" and "boomshakalaka," Kitzrow was a major factor in the game's brillia...
NBA Jam is a revival of a classic game, so it stands to reason that the Wii-exclusive title will feature classic players. MTV Multiplayer confirmed this when they spoke to the game's creative director, Trey Smith, about ...
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NBA Jam (Wii)Developer: EA CanadaPublisher: Electronic ArtsTo be released: Fall 2010
NBA Jam fans, you're the reason a new entry to the series has been made. The fan outcry was the driving force behind EA's decision to greenlight the project at all. NBA Jam is all about the fans of the original and the team at EA Canada made sure to stay true to the Jam roots through the game's Classic Campaign mode.
Players will be in control of two-man teams as they go up against other teams. I used the Nunchuck and Wiimote combo, but you will be able to just use the Wiimote or the Classic controller as well. You'll be able to perform turbos, steal balls, spin and shove others around in the no-holds barged game of basketball. To shoot your ball you'll move the Wiimote upward and then move the controller down to either shoot the ball or do a lay up.
The visual style remains true to the series as the player animations keep the quirkiness of the franchise intact. Players' bodies are rendered in 3D while the heads are shown off in 2D. The head and body move independently of each other, and it's a hoot to see the players running around the court.
While purists will be pleased with the classic mode, there's also the Remix Tour mode for those looking for something more. The remix mode will offer a ton of new features -- such as a boss battle mode featuring legendary NBA players -- but EA won't be going into detail about the new stuff just yet.
NBA Jam supports four players, but as of right now, multiplayer is limited to local play. EA isn't ruling out online multiplayer just yet, so fingers crossed that online makes it into the final game. Either way, NBA Jam is one of those games that you really want to play with others in the same room.
I played a few rounds during the preview event and the smile on my face never left me. My cheeks were hurting by the time I stopped! NBA Jam is about having a good time and EA Canada certainly has certainly achieved that feeling.
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BOOOOOOM-SHAKA-LAKA! EA ANNOUNCES NBA JAM New Take on Classic Game to Appear on the Wii in 2010
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Jan 11, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ is developing one of the most popular and culturally influential arcade basketball games ever made — NBA JAM — for the Nintendo Wii™. EA SPORTS NBA JAM™ revives the classic franchise with vintage NBA JAM gameplay, and all-new features that deliver a fresh new take on the game. Featuring the sights and sounds that fans of the franchise will instantly recognize, EA SPORTS NBA JAM mixes the old school with the new, to deliver a one-of-a-kind sports presentation on the Wii.“NBA JAM is one of the most recognizable franchises in videogame history,” said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “Diehard fans of the original game have been asking for a remake for more than a decade. We’re very excited to give them their wish this year with the return of this iconic franchise.”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.NBA JAM brought an all-new visual style to the sports videogame genre when it debuted in 1993. Now, the new EA SPORTS NBA JAM re-defines the visuals for a sports game yet again by bringing true-to-life body types, updated physics and visible player emotion to the over-the-top experience.EA SPORTS NBA JAM is currently in development at EA Canada in Vancouver, BC and will be available for the Nintendo Wii videogame system in 2010. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI.For more information, visit http://nba-jam.easports.com/home.action.
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