NBA Jam Tournament Edition

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NBA Jam Tournament Edition
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega 32X, Sega Game Gear, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Sega 32X
Acclaim Japan (JP)
Developer:
Licensor: Midway Manufacturing
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega 32X
GEMS,
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (7 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Team Player,
Sega Saturn
6Player
Genre: Sports[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega 32X
Sega Saturn
1-4,
Sega Game Gear
1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,8008,800 T-81143
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.9564.95[11] T-81406
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-81406-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 139.00139.00[13] T-81406-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
T-81406-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FNBA02SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Sega Sport)
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
BR
047120
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 T-8102G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
T-8102H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
T-8102H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-8102H-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
UK
£49.9949.99[15] T-8102H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
192026
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,8004,800 T-81137
Sega Game Gear
US
T-81308
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-81308-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM 99.0099.00[16] T-81308-50
Sega Game Gear
AU
Sega 32X
JP
¥9,8009,800 T-8102A
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega 32X
US
$69.9569.95[17] T-8104B
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega 32X
EU
T-8104B-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
UK
£49.9549.95[18] T-8104B-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
AU
$109.95109.95[20] FNBA02SXC

NBA Jam Tournament Edition (NBA JAM トーナメントエディション or NBAジャム・トーナメントエディション) is a 1994 arcade basketball game developed by Midway Manufacturing and ported by Iguana Entertainment and Acclaim to the Sega Mega Drive, Sega 32X, Sega Saturn, and Sega Game Gear. It is the second game in the NBA Jam series, following NBA Jam.

Gameplay

The following are changes from the previous game as listed by the games attract mode.

  • Updated Team Rosters with at least 3 players from each team. 25% of the NBA now included.
  • Player attributes. For Power blocks, steals, clutch, and passing.
  • Substitutions. This allows for players to solve matchup problems.
  • Allow players to choose the same team. This should help determine the better player.
  • Improved gameplay with faster movement, more realistic situations, and more depth.
  • More dunks, more secret powerups, more special moves, more speech, more skill.
  • Super star matchups and other surprises if you can defeat all 27 teams.
  • Tournament mode turns off all powerups and disallows any hidden features.
  • Hot spots and icon play put a whole new spin on the game. (Hot Spots give higher points and allow special dunks if shooting or dunking while touching them)
  • Tag mode lets you fully control the teammate who has the ball.
  • Juice mode. When you feel the need for speed. Four settings let you tune the speed from mild to wild.

History

Legacy

Following the release of NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Acclaim (which at this point owned the NBA Jam license) and Midway parted ways. The former commissioning Sculptured Software to create NBA Jam Extreme for 32-bit home consoles, while the latter would work on a 2D sequel to Tournament Edition, eventually released as NBA Hang Time.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Developed by: Team Iguana
  • Acclaim White Team 'From Downtown!'
  • Producer: Dan Feinstein 'Boredoms Rule!!!'
  • Associate Producer: Asif Chaudhri 'I feel the need for speed'
  • Support Team: Eric Kuby 'You five-oh? Me too!', Alex Delucia 'Like you had a shot!!', Brett Gow 'That which does not kill me makes me stronger', Mark Thienvanich 0100101001000001 01001101, Elizabeth Burgess 'Yes I am...', Shawn 'Big Fun' Rosen 'I have a theory...', Nat Gunter 'Is you be my love thang?'
  • QA Team: 'Rejected!!!', Carol Caracciolo, Joe Allocco, John F Gonzales, Adam Flynn Ingberman, Mark Mermelstein, Eric Weiner
  • Special Thanks: Eric Samulski 'Yes.. I am a hoya!', Jason Forrest 'But can you go to your left?', Bernie Fischbach 'That's why you make the big bucks', Bob Leiberman 'Buy a Mercedes and move to the valley.', Mark, Paul, Sal, Jamie and the entire Williams team, Greg Lassen NBA P, Inc. 'What part of no don't you understand?'


Magazine articles

Main article: NBA Jam Tournament Edition/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: NBA Jam Tournament Edition/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90
91 №27, p36/37
90 №40
86
60 [21]
83 [22]
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
6 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[23]
Consoles + (FR)
91
[24]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
90
[25]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
85
[26]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
63
[27]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
88
[28]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[29]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
86
[30]
Mega (UK) PAL
91
[31]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
89
[32]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
90
[33]
Player One (FR)
96
[34]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
91
[35]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
83
[36]
Sega Megazone (AU)
90
[37]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
65
[38]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
91
[39]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
79
[40]
Video Games (DE) PAL
86
[41]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
90
[42]
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
20 reviews

NBA Jam Tournament Edition

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, US
NBAJamTE MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
NBA Jam Tournament Edition MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
NBAJamTE MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, FR

NBA Jam T.E MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (Sega Sport)
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Cover
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Cart
NBAJamTE MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
NBAJamTE MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual

32X version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83
87 [43]
Sega 32X
85
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
90
[44]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
83
[45]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[46]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
90
[47]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
88
[48]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[17]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
86
[49]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
90
[50]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
87
[51]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
87
[52]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
81
[18]
Player One (FR)
94
[53]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
92
[54]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
89
[55]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
90
[56]
Sega 32X
85
Based on
16 reviews

NBA Jam Tournament Edition

32X, JP
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Cover
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NBAJamTE32X MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Nbajamte 32x jp manual.pdf
Manual
32X, US
NBAJamTE 32X US Box.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE 32X US Cart.jpg
Cart
Nbajam 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
32X, FR (Blister pack)
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Cover
32X, AU

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Saturn
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
95
[57]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[58]
Hobby Consolas (ES) PAL
86
[59]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
87
[60]
Maximum (UK)
50
[61]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
85
[62]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
90
[15]
Player One (FR)
92
[63]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
88
[64]
Sega Magazin (DE)
75
[65]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
85
[66]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
87
[67]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK)
89
[68]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
60
[69]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
74
[70]
Sega Saturn
81
Based on
15 reviews

NBA Jam Tournament Edition

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
Nbajamte sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, AU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
64
[71]
Player One (FR)
77
[72]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
58
[73]
Video Games (DE) PAL
84
[74]
Sega Game Gear
71
Based on
4 reviews

NBA Jam Tournament Edition

Game Gear, JP
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Cover
Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
NBA Jam Tournament Edition GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
NBAJamTE GG EU back.jpgNBA Jam TE GG EU Box Spine.jpgNBAJamTE GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Cart
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Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 6e25ebf0
MD5 4d3391ee6f3df2b3a77d687db868764b
SHA-1 0f5bb5d5352fe2ebe4b4051a1dd9b9fde4b505ab
3MB 2002-05 Cartridge v01; Spurious build date.
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e9ffcb37
MD5 edeb01f0aa8aed3868db1179670db22f
SHA-1 ddbf09c5e6ed5d528ef5ec816129a332c685f103
3MB 1994-12 Cartridge v00
Sega 32X
CRC32 6b7994aa
MD5 966a5e00dd7bcdc70b05c5a0c0e8f7aa
SHA-1 c8af3e74c49514669ba6652ec0c81bccf77873b6
4MB Cartridge
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 86c32e5b
MD5 cfb2427a59cf67223e25ab2c46abca3e
SHA-1 c34e318852ca6f52e980c7a63721a145cd167843
512kB Cartridge
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
371,684,208 CD-ROM (EU) T-8102H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
371,670,096 1995-11-02 CD-ROM (JP) T-8102G V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
371,684,208 CD-ROM (US) T-8102H V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-09-29 CD-R Page

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NBA Jam Tournament Edition

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Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
Prototype 1995-09-29
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