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NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Arcade)

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Title Screen

NBA Jam Tournament Edition

Developer: Midway Games
Publisher: Midway Games
Platform: Arcade (Midway T-Unit)
Released in US: January 1994


CharacterIcon.png This game has unused playable characters.
CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
Sgf2-unusedicon1.png This game has unused abilities.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


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Such as: Mild cursing in the 'Unused Commentary' section.

FROM DOWNTOWN!

Undocumented Secret Player

Kamm

Oddly, one secret character never had his cheat revealed to the public, despite being fully implemented. Enter VLK as your initials and NOV 9 as your birthday to unlock the individual pictured on the left, named Kamm. His in-game appearance is that of Robotron 2084 co-creator Larry DeMar, who is given a special thanks on this game under his "L.E.D." initials. The initials and onscreen name refer to Vicki Kamm, who is now his wife.

Banned Characters

Eight of the hidden characters were removed after Revision 2 by demand of the NBA themselves. Apparently, they didn't really see the humor in Death and a gorilla viking shooting hoops with characters from Mortal Kombat. Luckily, they're still perfectly usable in Revisions 1 and 2!

Portrait Name Password Portrait Name Password
NBA Jam TE-lostchars-Tim Coman.png Tim Coman TJC OCT 11 NBA Jam TE-lostchars-Elviscious.png Elviscious ELV JAN 8
NBA Jam TE-lostchars-Grim Reaper.png Grim Reaper GRM OCT 31 NBA Jam TE-lostchars-Kongo.png Kongo KNG JAN 16
NBA Jam TE-lostchars-Raiden.png Raiden RAD JUL 9 NBA Jam TE-lostchars-Reptile.png Reptile RPT NOV 11
Nbajamte-lostchars-Sub-Zero.png Sub-Zero SUB DEC 5 Nbajamte-lostchars-Scorpion.png Scorpion SCO JUL 6

Interestingly, Kongo returned in NBA Hangtime as one of the selectable custom player heads.


(Source: arcade-history.com)

Fatalities

Revisions 1 and 2 have another Mortal Kombat-based Easter egg. On the team select screen, hold Up and press Pass 20 times. The message "Fatalities Enabled" will appear to confirm the code.

After doing this, if you get on fire by scoring three baskets in a row and then push another player with Turbo + Pass, they will sometimes catch on fire, a la Scorpion's "Toasty" finisher. This is just a visual effect, though.


(Source: DarthMarino @ YouTube)

Hidden Credits

Present at 0xA0FB80 in the main CPU are some hidden credits.

NBA JAM - COPYRIGHT 1993 MIDWAY MANUFACTURING COMPANY.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
DESIGNED BY:
MARK TURMELL
SHAWN LIPTAK
TONY GOSKIE
JOHN CARLTON
SAL DIVITA
JOHN HEY
AND JAMINE RIVET.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
LINDA DEAL
AND GEORGE PETRO


(Source: Ferrox)

Unused Commentary

Originally, there was an intention to use a more extreme version of the "Get that outta here" soundbite, recorded as "Get that shit outta here" only for the NBA to reject the idea, even after bleeping out the offending word. The samples needed are all still present in the ROM, with the censored version still theoretically accessible via soundboard sample codes that remain unused. However, to ensure no accidental leaks of the original the profanity is disabled by removing any reference to the affected sample in the game code.

To access the audio, it is necessary to send sound board commands '7A C9' '7A A6' and '7A 96' in order to play samples 39, 3A and 3B from bank 6. The uncensored version has no sound code in game, but substituting sample 3C for 3A will work.

Get That

BEEP

Shit

Outta Here


(Source: http://www.nintendoplayer.com/interview/nba-jam-xxx-posed/)