Slam: Shaq vs. the Legends

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Slam: Shaq vs. the Legends
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: High Score Productions, Tiburon Entertainment
Genre: Sports
Number of players: 1-2

Slam: Shaq vs. the Legends is an unreleased basketball Sega Mega Drive game which licensed the name and likeness of NBA player Shaquille O'Neal. A prototype was found and released by drx of on 5 March 2008.[1]


Pick Up

With Pick Up, the player can create a single match. After choosing a location he / she can pick the players for both teams. Most slots on the select are reserved for custom players. If there's no player on the slot, a player called PLAY H will appear as placeholder. Each Location has a few special players, which can be just selected there. Also, after pressing B the select changes and gives the player the possibility to choose a profi character.


A Tournament works similar to Pick Up. The differences are that you just can choose players for your team and can't pick profi players. After selection a overview with the different matches will be shown. The computer controlled teams will always be made of <> and street characters from the chosen location and never custom ones. The goal is to survive the tournament and beat all rival teams.

Create A Player

Slam features a Editor in which you can create your own players. On the first screen you can name your character and change his look. Similar to RPGs you can give 90 points to different abilities, which have influence on how the player will behave in-game. Finally you can choose a hometown for your character to complete it.

Create A Slam

In case you don't like the default slam, you can give every custom player own. On the first screen you can select which ranges slam you want to edit and test it. If the selected player can't jump high (has an UPS value of 11 and lower), he can just dunk in range 1, otherwise in 2 also.

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
SHA-1 beee61d339b307b2e3124ceac4a49375f7a04c81
1.95MB Download.svg (774 kB) (info)