posted by Jetknight (NORTH OLMSTED, OH) Apr 28, 2014
Member since Nov 2008
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!!