This is one of the titles that should had been left on the 90s vault of memories. As a former 90s teenager and now an adult, I am huge fan of akklaim/iguana NBA jam and it's 90s music and gameplay style. When I rented this game I was expecting a graphical update to the original sort of like Nba hang time was,and what I got was a huge mess of a game. Starting with the awful Hip Hop music and urban getto style gameplay. The soon as I heard the urban music I shut it down and shipped it back. If you don't mind the urban style gameplay then go ahead and give it a try but if you are like me and wished they would had stood to the original arcade style gameplay then stay far far away from this mess of a game.
I got this game expecting an exact copy of the awesome game I remember so fondly from my childhood. I was therefore surprised when it turned out differently than I expected, although it is a good surprise. I love that they kept the traditional elements like getting "ON FIRE", as well as the 2-on-2 street ball action that made the game so entertaining.
I have thoroughly enjoyed some of the extra games they have added to make the game more interesting for this generation. Not only have they updated the players and teams (which I did expect), they have added games like "21" and "Smash", where you try to destroy the other team's backboard. All in all, a great game that is fun to play by yourself or with a friend or 3. Booyah!!