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NBA Jam Tournament Edition
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Developer:
Publisher(s) of original games: Midway
Developer(s) of original games: Midway
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega 32X, Sega Game Gear, Sega Saturn
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
GEMS,
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (7 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Team Player,
Sega Saturn
Saturn 6 Player Adaptor
Genre: Sports































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
¥8,800 T-81143
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.95[1] T-81406
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? T-81406-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-81406-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-81406-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-81406-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? FNBA02SMC
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Sega Sport)
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 047120



Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-8102G
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-8102H
Sega Saturn
UK
£49.99[5] T-8102H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-8102H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-8102H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-8102H-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 192026



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,800 T-81137
Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-81308
Sega Game Gear
UK
£? T-81308-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-81308-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-81308-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-81308-50
Sega Game Gear
IT
T-81308-50
Sega Game Gear
AU
$? ?



Sega 32X
JP
¥9,800 T-8102A
Sega 32X
US
$69.95[6] T-8104B
Sega 32X
UK
£49.95[7] T-8104B-50
Sega 32X
FR
?F T-8104B-50
Sega 32X
DE
DM ? T-8104B-50
Sega 32X
ES
?Ptas T-8104B-50
Sega 32X
AU
$109.95Media:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf[8] 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 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
91 №42, p156[9]
90 №160, p102-103[10]
90
85
63 №324, p42
88
91 №27, p36/37
86 №12, p79
90 №40
86
90 №30, p66-68[11]
60 №4, p99[12]
96 №51, p68-71[13]
83 №15, p90/91
91 №65, p34-37
83 №45, p76
65 №1995-03, p129[14]
91 №50, p10
90 №74, p88/89[15]
Sega Mega Drive
85
Based on
19 reviews

Mega Drive, US
NBAJamTE MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
NBAJamTE MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
NBAJamTE MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE MD JP CartTop.jpg
NBAJamTE MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
NBAJamTE MD AU Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Sega Sport)

Mega Drive, BR
NBAJamTE MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
NBAJamTE MD SE Box rental.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, FR

NBA Jam T.E MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

32X version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №45, p114
83 №165, p42-43[16]
83
58 №350, p33
90
88
86 №15, p68/69
87
87 №6/95, p84[17]
81 №34, p82/83[7]
94 №55, p110[18]
92 №70, p48/49
89 №48, p62/63
90
87 №6/95, p92[19]
Sega 32X
86
Based on
15 reviews

32X, US
NBAJamTE 32X US Box.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE 32X US Cart.jpg
Cart
Nbajam 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
NBAJamTE 32X EU Box.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart
32X, JP
NBAJamTE 32X JP Box.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE32X MD JP CartTop.jpg
NBAJamTE32X MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Nbajamte 32x jp manual.pdf
Manual

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №364, p31
87 №2/96, p71[20]
60 №2, p147[21]
85 №1/96, p41[22]
90 №39, p88[5]
92 №59, p148[23]
85 №74, p56/57
87 №54, p60/61
89 №1, p68/69[24]
60 №1995-13, p194[25]
74 №, p12Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[26]
Sega Saturn
80
Based on
11 reviews

Saturn, US
NBAJamTE Saturn US Box Back.jpgNBAJamTE Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Nbajamte sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
NBAJamTE Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
NBAJamTE Saturn JP Box Back.jpgNBAJamTE Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTournamentEdition Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
NBAJamTournamentEdition Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
NBAJamTE Saturn BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngNBAJamTournamentEdition Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
64 №4/95, p92[27]
77 №52, p117[28]
84 №4/95, p116[29]
Sega Game Gear
75
Based on
3 reviews

Game Gear, US
NBAJamTE GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngNBAJamTE GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
NBA Jam Tournament Edition GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
NBAJamTE GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBAJamTE GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
NBAJamTE GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngNBAJamTE GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover

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

References


NBA Jam and related games for Sega systems
Arch Rivals (1992) | NBA Jam (1994) | NBA Jam Tournament Edition (1994) | NBA Hang Time (1996) | NBA Jam Extreme (1996) | NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC (1999) | NBA Hoopz (2001)
NBA Jam spin-off games for Sega systems
College Slam (1996)