NBA Jam (Game)

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NBA Jam cover.
Developer(s) Midway
Publisher(s) Midway
Series NBA Jam
Platform(s) SNES, Arcade, Sega CD, Genesis, Game Boy, GameCube, Game Gear
Release date(s) 1993

NBA Jam (sometimes simply called Jam) is an arcade basketball game developed and released by Midway in 1993. It is the first game in the NBA Jam series and became exceptionally popular in arcades, generating over $1 billion dollars in revenue for the company. Mark Turmell was the game's main programmer and designer, and its gameplay is based on the game Arch Rivals which Midway released in 1989. It was followed by NBA Jam Tournament Edition in 1994.

Several key elements of the NBA Jam series made their debut in the game, including the signature two-on-two gameplay, over-the-top high flying dunks and the ability for players to catch fire.