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How 1993's NBA Jam was made and sold

Posted on: October 26, 2011 2:53 pm
Posted by Royce Young

There are certain things that you can identify the 1990s era of the NBA with. Michael Jordan. "Space Jam." John Stockton's short-shorts. And no doubt, NBA Jam.

You knew the game had made it into pop culture when "Boomshakalaka!" became part of everyone's lingo. But how did it make it? It wasn't your typical basketball game. It was a 2-on-2 arcade style game where you could clothesline someone. It was a game where the ball would literally catch on fire.

This video, via Kotaku, shows Williams Electronics pitch to the NBA to get the rights for players and logos into the game. It shows how the graphics for the game were developed and the process by which the game was made. Pretty cool.

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