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NBA Jam Tournament Edition (SEGA 32X)

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

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.3

The Press Says

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Player One
La version 32X de NBA Jam TE regorge de petites améliorations bien pensées par rapport à la version Megadrive. Les graphismes sont beaucoup plus fins, la bande-son de meilleure qualité (surtout les digits vocales), les zooms sur les joueurs excellents et l'animation beaucoup plus rapide! Cela confère au jeu un aspect visuel proche de l'arcade, le tout servi par une jouabilité sans faille. Bref, NBA Jam TE sur 32X profite bien de son support, et le lifting qu'il a subi le rajeunit. Une bonne surprise qui devrait ravir les fans de basket destroy. A posséder absolument !
The Video Game Critic
To be honest, I wasn't too enthused about reviewing this game. I've played so many versions of NBA Jam, and they've all been pretty much the same. But this 32X version really stands out, despite the fact that control is awkward using the Genesis control pad.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
NBA: TE has everything you look for in an exaggerated, off-the-wall basketball game. Rush out and get it now if you have a 32X.
GameFan Magazine
What can I say? Scaling big-headed players, more colors and baby mode! Once again, Acclaim has delivered a sparkling edition of NBA Jam: TE. I only wish the 32X had better sound. 32X owners hankering for some arcade sports power will really appreciate this version of the Jam!
Game Players
Despite the fact that NBA Jam: TE isn't anything new, it is easily one of the best games ever for the still growing 32X library. Go for it!
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
NBA Jam is here to stay! It's practically on every system on the market. I wonder if people are getting sick of Jam? But, I have to admit this is the closest translation from the original arcade. The 32X has really shown it's true capabilities here, with cool scrolling of players. The sounds have improved greatly as well. If you guys are still deciding which one to buy, think about this one.
GamePro (US)
Regardless, Jam 32X's gameplay is absorbing enough to overcome these flaws. If you own the Genesis cart, upgrade with caution - but first-time buyers could dribble down either court.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
If you're comparing the two cartridge versions, than the 32X gets the nod simply because of the controller. The Jaguar pad was never meant for this game. Compare this to the CD ports, and the PS One and Saturn versions take the crown. Those remain the best home versions of the game you'll find. There's still a lot to like here on the 32X and this isn't one to pass up based on Acclaim's resume on the console.
There are some games that just won't die. You know, the ones that resurface constantly in the form of sequels, spinoffs, remakes, special editions, and ports of all the above until the franchise finally reaches a state we here at Sega-16 like to call "overexposure." NBA Jam is a shining example of this Tribble-esque proliferation. The original arcade release turned heads of both sports fans and those who'd never shot a free throw with its wildly fast gameplay and crazy, superhuman stunts. Predictably, there was high demand for a home version, and Midway answered those demands several times over. In fact, the Genesis and its two add-ons are home to no less than six variations of the formula. The original, NBA Jam, hit both the Genesis and the Sega CD; the enhanced remake NBA Jam Tournament Edition popped up on the Genesis and the 32X. The souped-up spiritual sequel NBA Hangtime and roster remix College Slam again found audiences on the stock Genesis.