Format: PS2
Age Restrictions: 3+

NBA fans will be pleased to hear that this new game brings the supercharged headlights of NBA play to life with over the top, arcade-style 3-on-3. Spectacular high-flying dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers and "get that outta here" blocks! Supercharged NBA Basketball is back bigger and better than ever...

NBA Jam makes an impressive comeback after a nine-year absence. Supercharged and jam packed with blocks, dunks and tricks. You can play in several modes. These include exhibition (play a quick game against the computer or human player); Jam tournament (play ongoing games against the rest of the teams in the NBA); and Legendary tournament (play through various eras with soundtracks, commentary and venue to accompany the time period).

But before you get started you're advised to choose your character and customise him so that he looks like you. You can even have your name plastered over your players back. It is this attention to detail that sets this game above other sports games. There's something a lot more enjoyable about playing a game when the character looks a lot like you. You can also purchase skills and attributes in the Jam store, but you are going to need to play a few games before you have enough cash to do that.

The new game includes all the familiar JAM features of the six million-selling basketball blockbuster with over-the-top gameplay and spectacular dunks. "On-fire" and "Big Head" modes are in, as are "no fouls", "Hot Spots" and a number of hidden characters too. All 29 NBA teams including players and arenas are included, with 700 new moves including signature dunks for both current and old-time NBA stars.

Okay, so if you are not a basketball fan then this is hardly likely to appeal to you - and outside of North America the sales are not likely to be overly high - which is a damn shame. There is so much care and attention to detail in this game that we've found it hard not to love it. Even some of our staff who hate basketball have been having a ball playing this.

The most enjoyable basketball console game you will ever play!

Nick Smithson

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