Anyone who played in an arcade in the 90’s probably heard 3 things. 1) “He’s on fire!” 2) ‘BoomShakaLaka!!” and 3) “Rejected!”

NBA Jam burned so many catch phrases in our minds that it is just a part of popular culture at this point. That puts this game right up there with the arcade greats such as Pac-Man and Pong, a game that leaves a mark so indelible that even non gamers have heard sound bites from the game at one point or another. This is quite the feat for a sports game, which is something that up to that point only sports fans had any desire to play.

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