Last Friday we posted about NBA Jam's inevitable arrival to the App Store, and mentioned screenshots coming soon. Well, EA one-upped the whole screenshots thing by releasing a fantastic little teaser video with just enough gameplay shown to get me really really excited:

According to the info EA has also sent our way regarding the game, it's coming packed with all 30 NBA teams including favorite NBA stars. But what would an NBA Jam game be without unlockables and secret characters? Well, the iOS version is coming packed with those too. They've even teased big head mode. Currently, two modes of play are being discussed: An instant game mode where you select a team and are thrown in to a basketball game as well as a campaign more where you defeat other teams to unlock various goodies.

Still no mention of multiplayer, but I've got my fingers and toes crossed that there's at least some kind of multiplayer as that was always my favorite way to play NBA Jam. Even two player bluetooth multiplayer would make me squeal with glee.

  • Anonymous

    I got this for my Xbox recently and it's fun... but mainly only with other people, and especially in the same room together. Playing the computer is decent, but not nearly as much fun. So unless there's really solid online and local multiplayer, this thing will be a pass.

    • Anonymous

      I was wanting to get this for the 360 so badly, but a friend had played it and equated it to NHL 3on3 which I enjoyed, but was limited in its playability.

      Maybe life has moved on from these types of games? And I wonder how well this will work on a touch screen... But I think I might have to take the plunge and at least try it, assuming the price is right.

      They priced the console version, which was SUPPOSED to be a pack in, at 50 bucks.

      It should have been a xbla or PSN title if anything. Hopefully ea is reasonable...

      • Anonymous

        Well, myself, I greatly prefer this type of game over the modern day type of sports games which, IMHO, aren't any fun at all. This game is fun, I'm just saying that it's a lot more fun with friends and so that's the way you should play it. If the iOS version is missing any way to play friends then I'd probably pass on it.

  • Jackwong64

    This one will have Jordan and Pippen right???

    • Anonymous

      Yes, yes, yes!

      That would be amazing. At least to have a legacy mode where you can play them.

      Because really, I don't care about playing as Kobe. Pippen and Jordan? Hell. Yes.

      • Drogers12

        Jordan wasn't in the original one, I remember Harper and Pippen still being the best team in the game. Unless the controls are really jacked up, this will be a must buy.

  • HipHopTouch

    Great game when it was out on the SNES...




  • Joshua Wyatt

    I'm a massive NBA Jam fan since childhood. A cheap on-the-go version for iOS will be awesome, but it's a sure thing that the fast-paced traditional gameplay won't be good enough with touch controls.

    • Kitemett

      He's heating up, i mean i'm barring up!

  • MicroByte

    Boom-Shaka-Laka, this looks awesome!

  • Noel

    iPad version?

  • bones boy

    Big Head Mode is a MUST!

  • Zemar

    The release date of NBA JAM is set to this thursday. I can't wait.