NBA Jam Tournament Edition (SNES)
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This game has a prototype article
No less than 4 unused players reside in NBA Jam T.E.'s code.
The lead singer of Aerosmith was at one point planned to appear as a secret player. A button combo exists to unlock him, but his initials are dummied out with backspace characters, so he cannot be unlocked by normal means.
However, through the use of PAR codes, Steven Tyler can be accessed. Just enter one of the following at the Title Screen:
- 7E169F7A, 7E16A000 (1st Player of Team 1)
- 7E16A17A, 7E16A200 (2nd Player of Team 1)
- 7E16A37A, 7E16A400 (1st Player of Team 2)
- 7E16A57A, 7E16A600 (2nd Player of Team 2)
Tyler is in a very incomplete state, with placeholder text instead of a digitized portrait.
Additionally, his in-game head sprite looks less like the real Steven Tyler and more like now-former Iguana UK employee Darren Hodgson, who occupied Tyler's value in the dumped prototype version of the game. Hodgson didn't have an in-game head sprite in said prototype.
Juwan Howard & Clifford Rozier
The portraits and names are all that exist of the fifth and sixteenth 1994 NBA Draft picks in the final version of the game. Their stats and in-game appearance data default to those of Mookie Blaylock.
Here are the PAR codes used to access them:
- 7E169F83, 7E16A000 (1st Player of Team 1)
- 7E16A183, 7E16A200 (2nd Player of Team 1)
- 7E16A383, 7E16A400 (1st Player of Team 2)
- 7E16A583, 7E16A600 (2nd Player of Team 2)
- 7E169F93, 7E16A000 (1st Player of Team 1)
- 7E16A193, 7E16A200 (2nd Player of Team 1)
- 7E16A393, 7E16A400 (1st Player of Team 2)
- 7E16A593, 7E16A600 (2nd Player of Team 2)
Orlando Magic center Shaquille O'Neal was cut prior to release, possibly due to the high costs of licensing him. Unlike the other unused players, his data remains almost completely intact. The only thing missing is his portrait, which is a duplicate of A.C. Green's.
Here are Shaq's stat rankings:
- Spd: 5
- 3pts: 0
- Dunk: 10 (shows up as 9 on the team select screen)
- Pass: 2
- Power: 9
- Steal: 2
- Block: 9
- Clutch: 5
You can use one of these PAR codes to access Shaq. Keep in mind that his stats will appear as question marks using this method.
- 7E169F88, 7E16A000 (1st Player of Team 1)
- 7E16A188, 7E16A200 (2nd Player of Team 1)
- 7E16A388, 7E16A400 (1st Player of Team 2)
- 7E16A588, 7E16A600 (2nd Player of Team 2)
Secret Player Stats
All but two secret players, Mark Turmell and Jay Moon, have exactly the same stat rankings. They are as follows:
- Spd: 10
- 3pts: 10
- Dunk: 10
- Pass: 2
- Power: 3
- Steal: 6
- Block: 8
- Clutch: 8
Here are Turmell's stats: Spd: 10 3pts: 10 Dunk: 10 Pass: 9 Power: 9 Steal: 6 Block: 8 Clutch: 8
...and Moon's: Spd: 2 3pts: 10 Dunk: 10 Pass: 2 Power: 3 Steal: 6 Block: 8 Clutch: 8
17 different ads exist in the game, but five are unused. Here's the rundown on each one:
This mock shoe ad stars Willie "Air" Morris Jr., who was one of the body models for the original arcade version. Air Morris doesn't appear in the home versions, so it wouldn't make sense to keep this.
I wonder why this was removed...could it be the improper grammar? (Dont instead of Don't)
These three ads are related to Mortal Kombat II, another game developed by Midway. These were scrapped because the NBA did not want to be associated with the controversial levels of violence in the Mortal Kombat games.
Strangely, a secret player called "Stud Muffin" requires a button code be entered, in addition to the usual initials code, before he can be unlocked. No other secret players require this.
At the first "Licensed by ..." screen, (this will be the very first screen displayed) push and hold Left + L + R
You will NOT receive any confirmation that the cheat has been activated, so press and release the buttons a few times if you have to, just to get it right.
With this done, go to the "enter initials" screen and enter the following:
- Highlight "G", hold Start, press A.
- Highlight Space, hold Start, press A.
- Highlight "F", hold Start, press Y.
If all steps were done properly, you will see the standard "Secret Player" message. At the team select screen, you'll notice your player is "Stud Muffin".
Considering the Sega 32X version has a dummied-out player named "Fischbach" in Stud Muffin's place, he is presumed to be Greg Fischbach. Fischbach is the founder and former CEO of Acclaim Entertainment, the game's publisher.
NBA Jam Credits
The text from the ending of the original Jam can be found in the ROM at xD6C33:
NBA JAM DEVELOPED BY TEAM IGUANA ACCLAIM WHITE TEAM DELIVERS THE FACIAL PRODUCER - DAN FEINSTEIN EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE EVERYTHING ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ASIF CHAUDHRI BROOKLYN'S IN THE HOUSE... PEACE AND I'M OUT SUPPORT TEAM JANE BIDDLE-FENN GO ON WITCH YA BAD SELF ERIC KUBY UMM YOU'VE GOT THE WRONG ERIC BRETT GOW DOES THIS LOOK NORMAL TO YOU? TOM RADEMACHER AND PAUL LYNN... OH SPECIAL THANKS TO DOUG 'SPELLIN' YELLIN PAUL DUSSALT MARK TURMELL AND THE WHOLE WILLIAMS TEAM
Starring Screen Names
Among the player name text appearing in the starring screen are the names of 29 of the game's secret players. As no secret players appear in this screen, this text is unused. Also of note, Carol Blazejowski's name is misspelled.
- JOHN CARLTON
- SAL DI-VITA
- SHAUN LIPTAK
- MARK TURMELL
- TONY GOSKIE
- JAMIE RIVETT
- WES LITTLE
- SCOTT SCHENO
- CHRIS KIRBY
- STEVE SNAKE
- JASON FALCUS
- MAD MIKE MUSKETT
- NEIL ZIGGY HILL
- LARRY BIRD
- CAROL BLAZEKOWSKI
- SUNS GORILLA
- BILL CLINTON
- PRINCE CHARLES
- STEVEN TYLER
- ASIF CHAUDHRI
- BRETT GOW
- DAN FEINSTEIN
- ERIC SAMULSKI
- ALEX DE LUCIA
- JAY MOON
- ERIC KUBY
Present at 0x17861B is an audio driver credit.
SLICK/Audio v1.01 Copyright(C)1994 Bitmasters,Inc.