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NBA Jam Tournament Edition (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
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 3.6
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 3.6
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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GameFan Magazine
Absolutely unbelievable. This game totally blows away the arcade game. Although I'm not the biggest fan of sports games, NBA Jam: TE on the Playstation is such a blast to play and is so addictive that I just couldn't ignore it. With graphics that eclipses the coin-op game, tons of cool codes, great sound and perfect control, NBA Jam: TE on the Playstation is by far the best version to date. Buy it.
Video Games
Vergeßt die eigentlich schon sehr guten 16-Bit-Versionen von NBA Jam T.E.! Echte Fans kommen um die Playstation-Umsetzung nicht herum. Während man bei Super NES und Mega Drive den Computergegner schnell im Griff hatte, fährt das computergesteuerte PSX-Team auch nach längerem Spielen mit Euch Schlitten. Er schubst und drängelt und nimmt Euch sogar mitten im schönsten Dunk den Ball ab. Auch für echte NBA-Jam-Profis ist die Playstation-Umsetzung eine Herausforderung, und wer tatsächlich alle 27 Teams besiegen sollte, darf sich mit den All Stars messen. Sowohl grafisch als auch soundtechnisch zeigt uns Acclaim, was man alles mit einer CD-orientierten 32-Bit-Konsole machen kann.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Everywhere you go, NBA Jam: TE is in your face. It does get a bit redundant seeing this game on every platform, but this translation for the Playstation is done superbly well. I can't imagine how this game can get any better unless it comes out on the Ultra 64. In the end, it's good ol' Jam with better graphics.
CD Player
»NBA Jam TE« ist ein Basketballspiel nach meinem Geschmack: Obwohl die Action im Vordergrund steht, kommen taktische Spielzüge nicht zu kurz. Man muß nur schnell handeln, sonst ist man den Ball gleich wieder los. Dabei wurde die Steuerung mit soviel Hingabe und Kompetenz ausgetüftelt, daß sie dem schnellen Spielverlauf vollkommen gerecht wird. Ich persönlich kann das Fehlen von verschiedenen Spielmodi verschmerzen, denn NBA Jam ist ein klarer Fall für Gruppendynamik: Alleine macht‘s zwar auch Spaß, doch vor allem im Drei- oder Vier-Spieler-Modus gewinnt es eminent. Deshalb gefällt mir die Playstation-Version dank einfacher Multi-Player-Handhabung am besten.
All Game Guide
When playing with friends the fun factor is doubled. NBA Jam T.E. is good enough that it can keep you glued to your television screen for a couple of hours at a time.
Non seulement ce n'est pas très beau, mais de surcroît, ce n'est pas plus jouable ou plus fun. Franchement, mieux vaut rester avec vos basiques versions 16 bits, au moins vous savez ce que vous avez entre les mains...
The action is fast paced and intense, and by keeping the court limited to four players, the ball moves around quite a bit. Perhaps the title's best aspect is its simplicity in game design -- just grab that ball and sink it! And shooting hoops has never been so much fun. The outlandish ways to dunk -- flips, smoke, etc. -- only add to the wackiness. Excellent.
GamePro (US)
Give this CD a rent before purchasing it. The new options are welcome, but the few missing effects and flaky A.I. will make you think twice before you make your Playstation a JamStation.
The Video Game Critic
The 2D graphics have been altered dramatically. The camera is zoomed in so tight that you can actually see the digitized faces of the players. Unfortunately you also see much less of the court, making it hard to tell what's going on around you. All the options from previous NBA Jams are back, including the "icons" and "juice mode". NBA Jam T.E. retains a slick arcade presentation, but in terms of fun, the franchise clearly ran out of juice with this disappointing edition.