Slam N Jam

Slam N Jam just can t compete with the big boys

Publisher:Crystal Dynamics
Developer:Left Field Productions

Basketball games are quite popular in their own right. So many have been released for the PlayStation in the past year or so it s hard to keep up. Crystal Dynamics has entered the arena with Slam N Jam, but unfortunately it isn t one of the stand out titles.

The game play itself is solid. The two-player game requires excellent timing and skill and is a challenge in itself. The biggest slight on Slam N Jam, outside of its lackluster graphics, is the lack of real players. Aside from Kareem and Mike all of the other players are fictional. And while this may not seem such a big deal on paper, you can bet your bottom dollar that the games with real players are gonna go before Slam N Jam.

It s still a fun two-player game, but the one-player game, with its lack of stats and real players, just doesn t hold up against some of the other titles available.