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.
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.
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?'