Space Jam (video game)

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Space Jam
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Developer(s) Sculptured Software
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Throwback Entertainment
Platform(s) Sega Saturn
Release PlayStation
  • NA: October 31, 1996
  • JP: February 28, 1997
  • EU: March 1997
  • NA: November 26, 1996
  • EU: 1996
  • JP: February 28, 1997
  • NA: January 7, 1997
Genre(s) Sports (basketball)
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Space Jam is a sports video game that ties in with the film of the same name. It was released for the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn consoles, and MS-DOS computers. Unlike the film and real rules of basketball, each team plays 3-on-3. Players have a choice whether to play as the Tune Squad or the Monstars. It features basic controls and 2D graphics. The game was developed by Sculptured Software, who coincidentally had developed the Looney Tunes-based basketball game Looney Tunes B-Ball for Sunsoft the year prior to the production of the Space Jam film.


Before the actual game of basketball begins, Daffy Duck takes part in a game where he has to find parts of Michael Jordan's uniform, avoiding the family dog Charles. In-between quarters, mini-games such as Shoot Out, Space Race, and Hall of Hijinx are available; after the 2nd quarter, Bugs takes part in a mini-game where he has to find water bottles containing Michael's secret stuff.


The video game received negative reviews, getting a 3.6 "bad" score at GameSpot, them stating that "despite the use of much-loved Warner Bros. cartoon characters, Space Jam fails miserably in every category." Other negative reviews come from Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine getting 3 out of 10, and getting 39% from Play.

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