I doubt there was a gamer alive in the 90’s that never played NBA Jam, at least once, either in the arcade or on home consoles. I distinctly remember it as being the perfect blend of an arcade game and a sports game, drawing fans from both genre’s. Add to an already good game some hidden characters, awesome voice work…and the ability to play with a basketball that’s “on fire” after scoring three times in a row and it seemed like a perfect hit. As did most of it’s sequels. Not so much all the ports though…
A book was just released that tells the story of this game, as well as both the rise and fall of developer Midway:
NBA Jam Kindle (available now, just $5): https://amzn.to/2PndozN
NBA Jam Paperback (Pre-order, releases 11/15): https://amzn.to/33Wwuk5
NBA Jam (Alternate Seller): https://bossfightbooks.com/products/nba-jam-by-reyan-ali
This book has been on my list since I first heard about it and while I haven’t gotten to read it yet, I sure hope it lives up to the hype!