Basketball Arcade Games

When arcade games gained popularity in the 1970s, they were the conventional type like the first pinball games, Pac-Mac, Pong, and Space Invaders. Yet, over time, the originators of the games realized they needed to innovate and enhance constantly to keep the interest of the players. This led to them diversifying into games such as the High Impact Football game series. This is a new format for arcade games. However, these games didn't do as well as their ancestors. Perhaps players took time to adapt to them.


It was not before the release of basketball arcade games that this sort of game really caught on. The first that actually took the arcade games by storm was NBA Jam. This music genre got noticed instantaneously with its release and became popular worldwide.


NBA Jam was unique in lots of ways. First of all it was more pricey than the other games, where completing a game needed no less than $2. It was also the 1st game that used real teams, real players with their real names, with the digitized version of the players playing the game on screen.


Playing the game was similar to watching a match on TV, only better, since here the game players could make control every move of the favourite basketball players. More so, one could defy gravity to make them do what a player wanted them to do. It has been one of the criticisms of the game, that it featured unrealistic effects, with all the players flying as much as their heights to score a point. Enthusiasts of the game nevertheless maintained, that it was actually a great high.


Following a time people discovered other options that come with the game like Easter eggs along with other special features to be activated by use of buttons and joysticks.


The other games in the line were NBA Hangtime and NBA Hangtime Extreme. A school edition of the game, called College Slam was also introduced in 1995.     NBA live mobile hack