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
Platform(s) Sega Saturn
Release date(s) Saturn
NA 19961126November 26, 1996
EU 1996
JP 19970228February 28, 1997
NA 19961031October 31, 1996
JP 19970228February 28, 1997
EU 199703March 1997
  • NA January 7, 1997
Genre(s) Sports (Basketball)
Mode(s) Single-player

Space Jam is a video game that ties in with the film of the same name. 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.


Tune Squad[edit]

(in order of ability)


(in order of ability)

  • Nawt
  • Bang
  • Blanko
  • Bupkus
  • Pound

Non-Playable Characters[edit]

Granny, Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Martian, Tweety Bird, Witch Hazel and Gossamer


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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