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Arcade game:NBA Jam Arcade Game

1993

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Released by Midway in 1993, NBA Jam became the first basketball arcade game to achieve mainstream success. The game allowed for up to four players and depicted 2-on-2 gameplay. Each playable character represented an athlete from NBA-licensed teams, including the Chicago Bulls, LA Lakers and New York Knicks. The game?s exaggerated style of play, including players engaging in gravity-defying slam-dunks, became a hallmark for many future sports game in the industry. NBA Jam?s success let to home console ports as well as several spin-offs.

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  • Title: Arcade game:NBA Jam Arcade Game
  • Date Created: 1993
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: video game, electronic game, arcade game, sport, basketball
  • Type: Arcade Games
  • Medium: plastic, glass, metal
  • Object ID: 114.6782
  • Credit Line: Gift of the Stone-Morelle Family

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