An Early Insight Into What The Arcade Classic NBA Jam Could Have Been

An-Early-Insight-Into-What-NBA-Jam-Could-Have-BeenJust like any game, NBA Jam was nothing more than an idea on the drawing board within the Midway development studio. Starting out as a state of the art and impressive Basketball game, Midway needed to bring in some official licensing from the NBA to add the finishing touches. To do so, they created this early pitch video to lure in the big names.

While Midway could have settled for a generic Basketball game featuring various no name characters shooting hoops, the arcade giants were hoping to make their upcoming game stand out from the rest with a cast of slamdunkers. Without a doubt whatever they proposed worked a treat, as the arrival of Michael Jordan and the gang added a whole new level of realism which the likes of sporting giants FIFA and International Superstar Soccer were yet to enjoy.

So how do you prepare a half finished video game to show off to the top dogs at a leading sports association? Let's find out and take a closer look at what did and didn't make the cut in NBA Jam, thanks to the recent upload of an internal pitch video revealed by ex-Midway employee Chris Bieniek.

Source: GameSetWatch

Last Updated ( 30 October 2011 )  


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