This was one of those PS+ free games, and usually I would have passed his one up because I’m not really into Basketball or Basketball games. It’s just not a sport that I like or like playing, but I decided to pick this one up for some nostalgic reasons because like many people I played the original NBA Jam on my Sega Genesis. At the time, NBA Jam was the game to play on the Sega Genesis and I was pretty badass at it, but unfortunately, I never finished this game. Keep reading to find out why.
Fond Memories – So I have these really fond memories of playing NBA Jam on my Sega Genesis because there was no online multiplayer and even though I enjoyed playing against the computer, I enjoyed it even more when a family member was around and we would play competitively. I remember being at family functions and we would have NBA Jam competitions where it started off with two people and then whoever won would stay and go up against someone else until they lost. We would spend hours doing this and those are some of the best memories that I have of growing up.
This NBA Jam was different than the one I played on the Sega Genesis. Of course it was different, it was supposed to be different and that’s not a bad thing. This game is actually a pretty decent re-make of a game that I loved and it added in a bunch of new stuff that wasn’t in the original game which was much more simple. There were tours now, quick play, and of course multiplayer. While I enjoyed playing alone, it was the online multiplayer that I didn’t like. Mostly because at the time my online partner really sucked at this game and she knew it. I wasn’t the greatest either, but still. It felt like we were more in competition with each other than the other team which made us lose. Like all the time. Anyway, I gave up on this game shortly after and it now sits on my PS3 system with all the other downloaded games.
As you can see from the picture above I was only able to get 3 out of the 12 trophies for this game. The trophies are a mixture of what the game wants you to do basically and while they aren’t really that hard to get, they require a lot of play time and a lot of grinding in order to do so. Grinding is not a thing that I’m a fan of so I was only able to get three of them. And if you’re curious, no one of the three trophies that I did get was not the trophy that requires you to watch the game credits. This is probably the easiest trophy in the entire game and I didn’t even get it.
Probability of this game getting played again…1 out of 5.
As much as I loved my Sega Genesis days of playing this game, unfortunately those days are over. I really can’t see myself playing this game again for any reason really. I know I could easily get the watching the credits trophy, but I just don’t even feel like doing that. Of course that might always change, but for now this remains one of those games that I probably won’t ever finish.
Now it’s your turn. Were you a fellow NBA Jam Sega Genesis player? What did you think of the PS3 version? Was playing on the PS3 your first time playing an NBA Jam game? Let me know down in the comments section below. Now for next week, another game I didn’t finish. SURPRISE! This is an important game though because it was my first PS Vita game. As you know before this PS+ was only giving away free games for the PS3. Then it started to include the PS Vita. I figured that if it was going to do that, then I might as well get a PS Vita because if not it was like I was wasting my PS+ subscription and not getting the most out of it. Makes sense right? Anyway, next week my first PS Vita game that went unfinished, like many to come after it, and it’s Uncharted: Golden Abyss.