Barkley Shut Up and Jam!

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Barkley Shut Up and Jam!
Barkey Shut Up and Jam!
North American Sega Genesis box art
Developer(s) Accolade
Platform(s) Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Release date(s) Sega Genesis SNES
  • JP September 30, 1994
  • NA June 1994[2]
  • EU December 1994
Genre(s) Sports (basketball)
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Barkley Shut Up and Jam!, known in Japan as Barkley's Power Dunk (バークレーのパワーダンク Bākurē no Pawādanku?), is a 1993 basketball video game developed by Accolade for the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System. A version for the Atari Jaguar was developed, but never released. The Genesis version was released in North America in 1993 and in Europe in April 1994, while the SNES version was released in Japan on September 30, 1994, in North America in June 1994, and in Europe in December 1994.


The video game features former NBA MVP Charles Barkley as he slams and jams in the downtown basketball courts of different NBA cities. The gameplay is similar to NBA Jam.


An Atari Jaguar version of the game featuring digitized graphics was developed, but never officially released. A sequel, Barkley Shut Up and Jam! 2, was released in 1995. A fangame RPG under the title Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, was released in 2008 as an unofficial sequel to both this and Space Jam.[3]


GamePro gave the Genesis version a positive review, citing the variety of distinctive playable characters, the multiple gameplay modes, the "distinctive urban look" to each of the seven courts, and the rowdy sound effects, though they did criticize the controls as being inconsistent in their responsiveness.[4]


  1. ^ "Release information (Mega Drive/Genesis version)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Release information (Super NES version)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Barkley, Shut up and Jam: Gaiden". Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Charles in Charge". GamePro (59) (IDG). June 1994. p. 77. 

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