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NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC is a descendant of the original NBA Jam, and is created by some of the key team members. The game follows in the footsteps of NFL Blitz, featuring the option to save personal records and a cheat code system operated by pressing a sequence of buttons. It also features unlock-able characters, including NBA team mascots, and the "On-Fire" option that defines Midway's sports games. Players are able to perform special moves such as the alley-oop, the spin move, and the double dunk. The game also features a Create-a-Player mode that allows custom players to have tweaked abilities by winning matches.

NBA Showtime debuted as an arcade game featuring rosters from the 1998-99 NBA season as well as secret characters based on the Universal Monsters. The later home console ports of the game use updated rosters for the 1999-2000 season and lacks the Universal Monsters characters. An arcade update was released in 2000 with refreshed rosters as NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC - Gold Edition.


NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC PlayStation In game
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Gamezilla Apr 17, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Video Games Mar, 2000 70 out of 100 70
IGN Dec 16, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot Nov 19, 1999 6.8 out of 10 68
NowGamer Jan 01, 2000 6.7 out of 10 67 Jun 06, 2000 12 out of 20 60
Mega Fun Apr, 2000 41 out of 100 41
Game industry News (GiN) Jan 26, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Power The PlayStation Mag / Playstation Power Apr, 2000 4 out of 10 40
Game Revolution Jan 01, 2000 D 25


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