Slam City with Scottie Pippen

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Slam City with Scottie Pippen
Slam City with Scottie Pippen
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Developer(s) Digital Pictures
Publisher(s) Digital Pictures
Platform(s) Sega CD, Sega 32X, MS-DOS
Release date(s) November 1994
Genre(s) FMV game, Sports game
Distribution CD-ROM (4)

Slam City with Scottie Pippen is a FMV basketball video game developed by Digital Pictures for the PC and CD-ROM-based video game consoles such as the Sega CD. Scottie Pippen stars in the game, and performed the theme song. Ron Stein, who had previously directed the video footage for Prize Fighter, directed the video footage for the game.[1]

In the game, players face various opponents in one-on-one games of basketball, including Pippen himself.

The game allowed full screen video playback of low resolution MPEG video without specialized hardware utilizing video compression technology that Digital Pictures dubbed "Digichrome." Lag free on-screen selection was accomplished through a disc layout and buffering technology the company called "Instaswitch".

Reception[edit]

GamePro gave the Sega CD version a negative review. Though they remarked that the video footage is of the same high quality as that in Prize Fighter, they felt that it becomes repetitive too quickly, with players limited to a small, crude selection of moves that yield the same video clips over and over. They also complained of extremely inaccurate controls.[2]

The two sports reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the 32X version scores of 5 and 6 out of 10. One of them echoed GamePro's criticism of repetitive gameplay, while the other praised the full-motion video concept but said the game is too difficult to play.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottie Signs For Slam City". GamePro (62) (IDG). September 1994. p. 160. 
  2. ^ "ProReview: Slam City with Scottie Pippin". GamePro (68) (IDG). March 1995. p. 54. 
  3. ^ "Slam City (32X) by Digital Pictures". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis) (70): 118. May 1995. 

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