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In the game you play street basketball two-on-two with your friends on with computer. So there are no referees, no fouls, and no shot clock, but the teams called by the names of cities such as Phoenix or Chicago. You can choose your player from 16 available players, including Barkley himself.


Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! SNES Title Screen
Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! Genesis Choosing your players
Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! SNES Japan Title
Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! Genesis Playing on a beach

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Alternate Titles

  • "Barkley's Power Dunk" -- Japanese title
  • "バークレーのパワーダンク" -- Japanese spelling

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Play Time Genesis Apr 06, 1994 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) Genesis Jun, 1994 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) SNES Aug, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun Genesis Apr, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Game Players SNES Apr, 1994 63 out of 100 63 Genesis Feb 04, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Game Players Genesis Apr, 1994 56 out of 100 56
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1995 3.75 out of 6 45
neXGam SNES 2002 2.8 out of 10 28
The Video Game Critic Genesis Sep 20, 2005 D 25


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With Barkley: Shut Up and Jam!, Accolade attempted to copy the huge success of NBA Jam by Midway/Acclaim. A lot of gameplay elements are similar to that title. Because Charles Barkley had made a deal with Accolade he had to be left out of the tournament edition of NBA Jam.
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