NBA Jam (Apr 1993 prototype)

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NBA Jam (Apr 1993 prototype)
Dump status Released
Dumped by Radar
Released by drx
Origin EPROM cart
Labels NBA JAM - M/D ROM#
Dump method Retrode
Game NBA Jam
System Sega Mega Drive
Genre Sports - Basketball
Release date JP Apr 29, 1994
EU Mar 4, 1994
US Mar 4, 1994
Download NBA Jam (Apr 1993 prototype) (info)

An early prototype of NBA Jam for the Sega Mega Drive.

Notes

  • The ROM's header is used to date this prototype.
  • There's no sound or music at all in this prototype.
  • The title screen is slightly darker in the prototype and lacks some texture on the "floor" that exists in the final.
  • In the prototype, the Midway credit on the title screen doesn't exist and the Acclaim credit is above the logo. In the final, the Acclaim credit is beneath the logo and a Midway credit above.
  • There are no demos after the title screen.
  • The game boots right into the title screen, there is no SEGA screen.
  • There is no trademark/copyright information before the title screen.
  • The Iguana Entertainment and Arena Entertainment company credit screens don't exist yet.
  • When you press start at the title screen, the available selections are "ONE/TWO PLAYER" and "TWO PLAYER TEAM". In the final, the available selections are "HEAD TO HEAD", "TEAM GAME", and "OPTIONS".
  • In the prototype, you can enter a password along with your initials to safe guard your score. This was removed for the final.
  • In the prototype, it says "CHALLENGER NEEDED!" in every slot on the initials screen. In the final, only playable slots say "JOIN IN!"/"CHALLENGER NEEDED!".
    • Team Differeneces
  • In the prototype, the two frames that contains the photos of each player has a green background on the left and a purple background on the right. In the final, this has been switched.
  • In the prototype, the Seattle Supersonics consists of Kemp and McKey. In the final, the team consists of Kemp and Schrempf. Both players have different stats.
  • In the prototype, Jackson under the Dallas Mavericks has a different photo in comparison to the final.
  • The logo for the Denver Nuggets is different in the prototype.
  • The logo for the Utah Jazz is different in the prototype.
  • In the prototype, Mourning under the Charlotte Hornets has a different photo in comaparison to the final.
  • The logo for the Detroit Pistons is different in the prototype.
  • In the prototype, Schrempf belongs to the Indiana Pacers. In the final, it's McKey instead.
  • The logo for the Milkwavkee Bucks is different in the prototype. Lohavs' photo is slightly different in the prototype.
  • In the prototype, Seikaly's photo is slightly different.
    • Gameplay Differences
  • You cannot pause the game in the prototype.
  • The game will often hang when using the controller for some reason.

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Acknowledgments

Special thanks to Radar for this release!