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White Men Can't Jump (Jaguar)

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Description

This is the game of basketball the way many people learn to play it - in the city streets - with loose rules and in various suburban locales. Inspired by the 1992 film about high stakes street basketball gambling, in this game you can wager how much you want on each game.

The action is seen from the half court line, with a screen view that pans and zooms to follow the action. Aside from a goal tending penalty and the need to clear the ball, anything goes. For instance, steals are effected by shoving an opponent and making a grab for the ball.

Your goal is to get enough money to enter, and win, the tournament. If you make $5000, you instantly get entered into the tournament. You have the ability to save your game in this mode so that you can come back later if you run short on time and don't want to lose all your money.

Opt for a single game or the Slam City tournament, while game options determine time limits, scoring system, and control schemes. There are fifteen teams to choose from, and up to four players can get in on the action (with the Jaguar Team Tap adapter included with the game).

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White Men Can't Jump Jaguar Jump shot on the park court
White Men Can't Jump Jaguar The loan sharks. More annoying than dangerous.
White Men Can't Jump Jaguar The championship is played in an exclusive arena level.
White Men Can't Jump Jaguar Selecting your team

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The Press Says

Game Players Oct, 1995 73 out of 100 73
Mega Fun Sep, 1995 71 out of 100 71
ST-Computer Oct, 1995 63 out of 100 63
myatari Jan, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamePro (US) Dec, 1995 2 out of 5 40
Just Games Retro Jun 10, 2007 36 out of 100 36
Electric Playground Aug 21, 1995 3 out of 10 30
ST Format Dec, 1993 22 out of 100 22
The Atari Times Aug 02, 2004 5 out of 100 5
The Video Game Critic Jun 01, 2003 F 0

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Jeanne (75627) added White Men Can't Jump (Jaguar) on Aug 10, 2003