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NBA Jam should be in the library of every iPhone gamer. EA Sports’ update of its classic two-on-two arcade basketball favorite is a blast to play, and now it offers a local multiplayer element.
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There’s just one word to describe EA Sports’ update of its classic two-on-two arcade basketball favorite: Boomshakalaka! Following in the footsteps of the console revival that appeared on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii in 2010, NBA Jam on the iPhone is a pitch-perfect, goofy basketball experience that features tons of real players and teams. It’s a blast to play. Players steal, shoot, dunk, and turbo boost their way around the court with a computer-controlled teammate, putting together alley-oops and massive dunks with all the same great game play that made NBA Jam such a hit back in the 1990s.
Just like the original version of the game, NBA Jam on the iPhone is also packed with unlockable and secret content. Play through the game and you might eventually find yourself squaring off with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton against George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
When it was released, NBA Jam didn’t contain a multiplayer element, which was a tragedy — this is a game that begs to be played with friends. Since then, EA has updated it to include local multiplayer, so you can play with a friend over Bluetooth or on the same Wi-Fi network. (Hello, EA, we’re still waiting for an online multiplayer element.) But even so, NBA Jam is on fire and should be in the library of every iPhone gamer.
Reviewed: May 23, 2011 | Phil Hornshaw
This app is included in a scenario called Best Game Apps of 2011 (Paid)