NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Genesis)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Genesis release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (21 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Player One
Cette nouvelle mouture de NBA Jam fait figure de mise à jour. Les nouvelles options sont très sympa et le jeu à quatre toujours aussi fun !
Gamers (Germany)
Alle Sprites sind blendend animiert und schlagen sämtliche anderen Basketball-Vertreter um Längen. Der Court weist flüssiges 3-D-Scrolling auf; ständige Kommentare heizen die Atmosphäre auf. Warum das Publikum aber immer noch in akustischer Lethargie verfallen ist, das weiß vermutlich nur Acclaim selbst. Fassen wir zusammen: NBA JAM T.E. ist ein mehr als nur respektierlicher Nachfolger, der durch das Hinzufügen spaßiger wie nützlicher Features selbst für Besitzer des ersten Teils interessant ist.
Consoles Plus
Les graphismes se sont améliorés par rapport à la version 94. On notera par exemple le très joli sigle "NBA Jam Tournament Edition" sur le parquet de jeu. De gros efforts de programmation, donc, et c'est tant mieux pour nous!
The bottom line is while NBA Jam was great, NBA Jam Tournament Edition is better that great. Simply put, this game is an awesome hoops title that keeps what was good about the first game and adds more players, features, modes, and other stuff to make one of the best arcade-style sports games ever. Plus, its four player capabilities mean more sports fans can get in on the action. Even if you already have the original NBA Jam in your collection, you'll definitely want to pick up this excellent follow-up. This is one cart to slam dunk into your Genesis!
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Even so, given all of the game's new features, such as the practice mode, new player ratings for power, steals and "clutch", tough new Special and Superstar teams to player after beating 27 NBA teams and a host of new hidden power-ups and players, Tournament Edition is an excellent sequel that no true NBA Jam fan will want to miss out on.
GamePro (US)
Despite the impressive additions, casual Jammers might find the action a bit too familiar to actually plunk down the cash. Hardcore hoops fans, though, will face enough challenges to keep them dunkin' and bumpin' for quite some time with this strong arcade conversion.
Game Players
Either one is a fine addition to your library - but remember, if you already own the original, you may want to rent the follow up once or twice before deciding to shell out the bucks for it.
Video Games
Den Göttern sei dank, NBA Jam T.E. hat eine Batterie! Die ewige Sucherei nach den Blättern mit den Paßwörtern gehört der Vergangenheit an, Ich weiß nicht, wie oft ich bei NBA Jam von vorne anfangen mußte, nur weil ich das dumme Stück Papier mal wieder verloren hatte. Ansonsten beschränken sich die Verbesserungen eher auf Details. (…) Mit der Tournament Edition präsentiert uns Acclaim einen würdigen Nachfolger zu NBA Jam, allerdings zu einem stolzen Preis.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Now here's an improvement for the Genesis version. Animations are better than before with more high-flyin' dunks and realistic stadium animations. With the new special icons included, the gameplay rises to new heights. More players are involved here as you can sub in your favorites. After seeing this, you'll wonder where the coin slot is located.
NBA Jam est resté dans les mémoires pour ses graphismes, son gameplay mêlant fun et réalisme, ses dunks monumentaux et ses commentaires désopilants. Le mélange de ces ingrédients donne un plat délicieux, que vous pouvez déguster seul mais qui pourra tout aussi bien ravir vos invités au cours d'un repas particulièrement festif. Il ne nous reste plus qu'à espérer retrouver cette petite étincelle dans le prochain épisode de la série, annoncé sur Wii pour 2010.
All Game Guide
NBA Jam T.E. also features a Practice Mode to work on your teamwork, but it's not a big deal. It's just you and your teammate on the court. So the big question is whether this game warrants a purchase if you have the original. Yes, unless you hated NBA Jam, because the extra arcade options make the game more enjoyable. Yet it's a hesitant yes...