NBA Jam iPhone Review

by Stephen Heller Featured 3 Comments 7 Votes 10425 Views 21/02/2011 Back to ArticlesiPhone

NBA Jam iPhone Review

NBA Jam is a classic; for years it dominated the arcades and home consoles with its slick presentation and crazy gameplay. EA recently brought the franchise back from the dead with high profile releases on the Wii, 360 and PS3. A few months later the publisher has followed up with a fully fledged iPhone version that holds its own against the console versions.

Pick up and play is the name of the game, and NBA Jam does that perfectly on the iPhone. All your high flying, ball flaming slam dunks are back as is the ridiculous antics that take place on court. Graphically the iPhone version looks amazing on the iPhone’s Retina display, never suffering from frame rate issues and delivering intense gameplay every second.

The controls are simple and work. Three buttons on the right hand side control speed boosts, passing and shooting/dunking. An accurate virtual thumbstick on the left controls your movement. After a few minutes you will tune in to how your player reacts to movement and you’ll be slamming dunks like a pro.

The one and only downfall of NBA Jam is the lack of multiplayer support. This game is screaming for competition between friends, but unfortunately any multiplayer components have been left out. Thankfully there is a rather impressive and robust single player campaign that will keep you busy for quite some time.

NBA Jam for the iPhone is faithful not only to the recent resurrection of the franchise but also the essence of the original classic. With fantastic graphics, tight controls and an impressive single player component you’ll be slamming dunks for weeks on end.

By Stephen Heller

We say: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Link to us http://apple.mmgn.com/Articles/NBA-Jam-iPhone-Review
Tags: App apple Arcade Basketball ea Gaming iphone jam nba store
Register or Login to vote for this article.
Alternatively, connect with Facebook or Twitter.
Facebook Connect Twitter Login

NBA Jam iPhone Review Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
Well, hopefully a multiplayer patch gets added in, for now I might wait for it to go on sale
We can hope. Multiplayer would really make this a must have app!

heller said: We can hope. Multiplayer would really make this a must have app!


Definitely :D

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook

Apple Features

Apple Articles
Games of April: Your Most Anticipated?

Games of April: Your Most Anticipated?

27/03/2014 Polls 8 13
RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 hits PC this holiday season

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 hits PC this holiday season

Tano 2 days News 0 1
Free-to-play is the future, says free-to-play game dev

Free-to-play is the future, says free-to-play game dev

Tano 2 days News 4 3
The Elder Scrolls Online review: Entering the PvP war
Jayden27 3 days Articles 2 8
RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is a travesty

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is a travesty

Tano 3 days Articles 7 8
Flappy Bird is back, on a disc and in HD

Flappy Bird is back, on a disc and in HD

Tano 4 days News 5 11
Armello is a digital board game

Armello is a digital board game

Gryllis 09/04 News 4 10
FTL: Advanced Edition impressions

FTL: Advanced Edition impressions

MezFunky 09/04 Articles 0 3
Watch: The Elder Scrolls Online launches with a bang

Watch: The Elder Scrolls Online launches with a bang

Gryllis 07/04 News 0 5

Community Content

A loser
03/03/2014 Blog 11 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

tsubibo, inubazh11 commented on Free-to-play is the future, says free-to-play game dev

tsubibo 12 mins ago
Username

commented on Pretend to be a plane in Cult Of The Wind

zurczner 1 hour ago
Username

Morgan_H is now Level 13!

Morgan_H 2 hours ago
Username

commented on Date A Live 2

Kenni 8 hours ago
Username

inubazh11, sjt333 commented on Classic Fox News: 'Video type things', Dark Souls implicated in murder

inubazh11 12 hours ago
Username

commented on Date A Live 2

xxSoS 14 hours ago
Username

commented on Minecraft PS3 Edition set for retail disc release

M@ndyz 17 hours ago
Username

commented on Publishers and tickets confirmed for EB Expo 2014

maxiboy 23 hours ago