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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! Genesis All four players before the game
Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! Genesis Sir Charles
Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! Genesis Nice city scenery
Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! SNES Title Screen

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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) SNES Aug, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Megablast Genesis Jun, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun Genesis Apr, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Video Games SNES Aug, 1994 73 out of 100 73 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


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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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