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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by noiseredux Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:16 am

I've figured out a pretty comfortable way to play the GB version using a standard GCN controller (or Wavebird :wink: )

left thumb is obviously rocking the D-Pad, and then right hand goes like this:

pointer finger - START - Turbo
middle finger - B - Shoot/Block
ring finger - A - Pass/Steal
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by noiseredux Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:35 pm

on second thought, I just realized that the START button (Turbo) is always within reach of my left hand if I use my Hori stick............ the GB port just got way better to me.
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by Gamerforlife Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:00 pm

I played this so many times. I have the T.E. version on my Genesis. Me and a buddy used to play it a lot. In fact, I recently talked to him on facebook after not seeing him in years and this was one of the first things he brought up lol. I might fire it up again. I'm pretty sure I'd pick it right back up just like riding a bike.

I don't like sports games, but I've found titles like this, Sega Soccer Slam, SSX Tricky and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater to be very accesible and addicting. Those are some of the very few sports related games I own
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by J T Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:37 am

There is only one word to describe this and that word is BOOOOMSHACKALACKA!
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by nutbar Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:24 pm

It's surprising how many special characters are in the TE version of the game. I played a game with Bill Clinton yesterday!
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by Luke Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:29 am

I always love to see a game on together retro that I've playing every year since launch.

I'll have to take some shots from my Genesis port. My record is something ridiculous like 120+ and 0. I've never reset, but have used the super "jump" code. I just moved to NC when this was released, so I played with the Hornets all the time. Mourning for trey's, Grandma Johnson for the dunks.

So.. Any goals we're looking for as far as the game goes?
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by noiseredux Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:31 am

nice to see you participating Luke!

not sure about specific goals... i guess to each his own. I think my record so far in my GB season is 4-1. I'm the Celtics. (duh)
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by Luke Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:50 am

noiseredux wrote:nice to see you participating Luke!

not sure about specific goals... i guess to each his own. I think my record so far in my GB season is 4-1. I'm the Celtics. (duh)


I'd LOVE to participate more. Just happy I can chime in on this one. I'll post some screenshots when I get back from DC this weekend (I'm actually going to get paid to do stand up, 1/10th the door).

So far, my knee jerk review of NBA JAM is that it is one of those games where no matter how good you are at it, a novice can still make that half court 3 to win it all. I'm cool with that. I prefer games like that. It's not cheap, it creates a level playing field, and if your D is on it, you have nothing to worry about.

One of, if not the best, mock-sports games. I'm disappointed in you, NHL hitz.
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by dsheinem Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:07 pm

Luke wrote:I always love to see a game on together retro that I've playing every year since launch.

I'll have to take some shots from my Genesis port. My record is something ridiculous like 120+ and 0. I've never reset, but have used the super "jump" code. I just moved to NC when this was released, so I played with the Hornets all the time. Mourning for trey's, Grandma Johnson for the dunks.

So.. Any goals we're looking for as far as the game goes?


The record on my cart (also played since launch) is 255-57. Most of those losses were to my brother (who was at least sometimes competitive) or happened when I was first learning the game.

If you are looking for some records to beat, I posted my personal bests on the first page of this thread. I'd be happy to see someone challenge them, but since the difficulty is cranked all the way up some may be hesitant to try...
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Re: Together Retro: NBA Jam

by nutbar Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:12 pm

My only goal is to reach the roster extension (beat all 27 teams in the TE version) as a new player account (your initials - that method of saving games has really gone out of style eh?)
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