NBA Jam (2003 video game)

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NBA Jam
NBA Jam.jpg
Developer(s)Acclaim Studios Austin
Publisher(s)Acclaim Entertainment
Producer(s)Brandon Fish
Designer(s)Vu Thai Dang
Programmer(s)John Yuill
Artist(s)Michael Taylor
Composer(s)Mike Tekulve
Nelson Everhart
SeriesNBA Jam
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release
  • NA: September 23, 2003[1]
  • EU: November 7, 2003
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

NBA Jam, also known as NBA Jam 2004, is a 3-on-3 basketball video game published by Acclaim Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2003. It is part of the NBA Jam series. The game was announced on May 12, 2003. The play-by-play is voiced by Tim Kitzrow.[2] There was also originally to be a GameCube version of the game.[3]

The game is based on the 2003–04 NBA season and features some of the NBA's best players from that season. After a series of more simulation-oriented Jam games, NBA Jam features fast-paced gameplay more akin to the arcade originals, although in a departure from the series' usual 2-on-2 formula, the teams are made up of three players instead. The game also features various courts and special teams, including all-star teams composed of various NBA legends. It is the last NBA Jam released by Acclaim, as the company became defunct the following year.

NBA Jam would also be the last Jam game released until Electronic Arts revived the franchise with its 2010 NBA Jam game.

Reception[edit]

The game received "average" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cove, Glen (September 23, 2002). "NBA JAM 2002 For Game Boy Advance". Archived from the original on August 3, 2004.
  2. ^ "ACCLAIM SPORTS BRINGS BACK RIM-ROCKING NBA ACTION WITH 'NBA JAM' FOR NEXT-GENERATION SYSTEMS". Acclaim Entertainment. Los Angeles, California. May 12, 2003. Archived from the original on April 4, 2004. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  3. ^ IGN staff (May 15, 2003). "E3 2003: Gladiator, Jam GCN Canned". IGN. Ziff Davis.
  4. ^ a b EGM staff (December 2003). "NBA Jam (PS2, Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 173. Ziff Davis. p. 191.
  5. ^ Leeper, Justin (November 2003). "NBA Jam 2004 (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 127. GameStop. p. 149. Archived from the original on November 18, 2005. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "NBA Jam 2004 (Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 127. GameStop. November 2003. p. 171.
  7. ^ a b Dan Elektro (September 24, 2003). "NBA Jam". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Navarro, Alex (September 26, 2003). "NBA Jam Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  9. ^ Althof, Jeremy (October 11, 2003). "GameSpy: NBA Jam (PS2)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  10. ^ Althof, Jeremy (October 11, 2003). "GameSpy: NBA Jam (Xbox)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on November 30, 2005. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  11. ^ Robinson, Jon (October 2, 2003). "NBA Jam (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on January 8, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  12. ^ Robinson, Jon (October 2, 2003). "NBA Jam (Xbox)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Jihem (November 5, 2003). "Test: NBA Jam (PS2, Xbox)". Jeuxvideo.com (in French). Webedia. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "NBA Jam". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. No. 75. Ziff Davis. December 2003. p. 182.
  15. ^ "NBA Jam". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. December 2003. p. 146.
  16. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan (November 3, 2003). "'NBA Jam' (Xbox) Review". X-Play. TechTV. Archived from the original on November 25, 2003. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "NBA Jam 2004 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "NBA Jam for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 29, 2019.

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