NBA Hang Time. Who keeps coming up with these games?


With basketball games becoming more complex and in-depth, hoop games like NBA Jam and NBA Hang Time just aren t as appealing as they used to be. Still, doing a pump-reverse from the three-point line is always fun.

Much like NBA Jam, it still possesses that two-on-two partnership between the best players on each team. In addition to current stats and rosters, this game also features a substitution option, allowing the players to mix and match up against opponents.

Unlike NBA Jam, NBA Hang Time features a team-dunk option that allows a player to pass off in mid-dunk to another player to finish the job. Meaning, if Gary Payton was going up for a dunk and was going to get his soul swatted out of him by Rodman, he could dish to the man jumping right above him, Shawn Kemp. The end result: Kemp lets Rodman have it.

Besides these small redeeming qualities, the game itself looks horrible. The heavy pixelated characters look and move awful. Sometimes, you can t even tell your own teammates apart.

Overall, this game isn t worth much to those who want a true basketball game. However, if you were into the NBA Jam and NBA Jam Extreme series, then you ll like this one.