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Old 01-14-10, 10:43 PM
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NBA JAM to be released in 2010 for the Wii

EA Sports is releasing NBA JAM this year with today's NBA players. They are also having an voting process to select the players we want to see in the game. Here is the link to the site and to vote:

http://nba-jam.easports.com/home.action
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Just for the Wii? I used to lve the NBA Jam series back in the day.
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I doubt this will be as good.

I'd rather have the old game with new players released on Live.
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that looks awesome.
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It looks fake. I doubt the Wii could pull off that type of facial detail.

Plus, why the Wii??? This would be a perfect Live Arcade or PSN game. Stupid EA.
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Plus, why the Wii??? This would be a perfect Live Arcade or PSN game. Stupid EA.
because it will sell for $40-50 on the Wii as opposed to $5-10 on XBLA or PSN
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Old 01-15-10, 12:25 PM
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That is a real screenshot from the newest issue of Nintendo Power. And the game sounds amazing! Here is the information from those who read the NP article:

- Theres tons of new dunks, a new spin move that can evade the shove move.

- The faces are actual photograph captures, each character has multiple faces, 3 faces while running the court, 2 dunk faces, and a positive and negative face. (Looks hilarious.
Basically its 3d bodies with 2d heads)

- Option of motion controls or holding the wiimote sideways. Didnt see any mention of the Classic Controller

- NP provided a checklist of what is in the game:

Fire
Shattering Backboard
Cheats
Flashing Shoes
Flashing ball
Big Head Mode
Legends
Playable Mascots
Secret Characters
Speaking of which, I had to go buy a copy. The pictures are great, and the initial leaked picture is completely indicative of the game's style. The players' faces transform between expressions with a 'blur' to make it look more natural than an instant swap. When they perform an incredible play, they run back up with court with a goofy grin; likewise, a crybaby expression appears when they fail. The first picture in the article with Gasol, Kobe, and Shaq running up the court with LeBron dunking over top of them is hilarious. The first thing I thought of was Hangtime. It may be in 3D, but it really has the look of long, thin players and cardboard cut-outs of team benches, fans, and press row.

It really sounds like these guys believe in the original Jam product, and instantly turned down any cartoon style or added gimmicks (besides motion control, optional) not previously found in the series. Players can be substituted at halftime like before. Hidden characters and unlockable mascots are in. Flashing ball and flashing shoes are in. They added old school legends (one picture shows Larry Bird with a picture-perfect follow through from downtown). They mentioned nothing about hook shots, double dunks, lean-ins, or create-a-player. I hope they also add stat tracking for initials - win/loss ratio, PPG, OPPG, world records, etc. I'm hyped!
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I still try to work "puts up a brick!" into conversation on a regular basis.

This looks like a ton of fun. I'll definitely give it a whirl if the reviews hold up.
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I would like to see it released on the PS3 and 360. Not interested if it's a Wii only game.
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They just have to have Barack as a hidden character.
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Get that outta here!!!
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Boomshackalacka!
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Wiiiiiide open!
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This should have been a WiiWare game
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I won a bet in high school because no one believed me that these mini tank game cheat code existed in the Arcade version:



http://www.eeggs.com/items/28554.html
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I will probably buy this.
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Boomshackalacka!
You beat me to it...
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This should have been a WiiWare game
Do we know that it isn't? I didn't see anything that confirms the distribution format.
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I'd be on board for this as well, especially with the sideways controller control rather than having to try and use the nunchuck for this.
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Do we know that it isn't? I didn't see anything that confirms the distribution format.
Yes it's been confirmed as a retail release. Plus reading the Nintendo Power article, this game is way too big to fit in the size restrictions of WiiWare.


Also judging by the horrible $15 'NBA Unrivaled' game on Xbox Live Arcade:



Why would anyone want a new NBA Jam to be made under a restricted "downloadable game" budget?
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