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    				   NBA JAM
                                        F A Q
                                     Sega Genesis
    
                                     Version 1.1
                                       1/07/00
    
                                     Written By:
                                       Outkast
                                outkast325@hotmail.com
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    table of contents
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    1) Intro
    2) Updates
    3) Controls
    4) General Info
    5) Players/Teams
    6) Secret Players
    7) General Secrets
    8) Records
    9) FAQ
    10) Credits
    11) Legal Info
    -----------------
    table of contents
    -----------------
    
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    1) Intro
    -----------------
    
    Welcome to this NBA Jam FAQ for Sega Genesis. Since there were only 2 FAQs
    for this game at GameFAQs, and actually only 1 that was solely dedicated to
    the Genesis version I decided to throw this together. I remember playing
    this game when I was in the fifth grade and I thought it was the coolest
    thing, but now we have Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, etc. so it's not really all
    that great..... But still the best basketball game for the Genesis with the
    exception of the sequel (NBA Jam: Tournament Edition) so it's worth a FAQ.
    Please send any comments, additions (things I forgot) or questions to me
    so I can add them to this FAQ or help you out with an answer.
    
    The Crippler
    cripplerx@hotmail.com
    
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    2) Updates
    -----------------
    
    Version 1.7 (1/7/00)
    No actual update or changes to the FAQ... I just changed my alias and
    e-mail address and replaced it everywhere in this FAQ. Please note that
    cripplerx@hotmail.com is no longer my e-mail address!
    
    Outkast
    outkast325@hotmail.com
    
    P.S. - If you want the reason for the name change, mail me and let me know
    and I'll tell you (this isn't the place to explain).
    
    Version 1.0 (11/22/99)
    Everything has obviously been added. This FAQ will be updated in the
    future, but not that much.
    
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    3) Controls
    -----------------
    
    Offense:
    
    Tap A - Head Fake
    Hold A - Jump Shot
    Press A + Turbo - Dunk
    Tap C - Swipe/Steal
    Hold C - Pass
    Hold C + Turbo - Hard Pass
    Tap B - Swing Elbows
    Hold B - Turbo
    
    Defense:
    
    Tap A - Block
    Hold A - Block
    Press A + Turbo - Super Block
    Tap C - Swipe/Steal
    Hold C - Swipe/Steal
    Press C + Turbo - Push/Shove
    Hold B - Turbo
    
    Start - Pause Game
    
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    4) General Info
    -----------------
    
    The different types of dunks you can do:
    
    - Arms and legs not extended dunk
    - Super high one-handed dunk
    - Super high backwards dunk
    - Backward dunk
    - Leaning forward dunk
    - Super height spinning dunk
    - 360 degree spinning dunk
    - Soaring dunk
    - Tomahawk jam
    - One-handed power dunk
    - On fire super high flip dunk
    
    The dunking concept is rather easy; just go up to dunk and the one that
    you get is random. If you dunk enough times during a game with a good
    dunker, the backboard glass will shatter toware the end of the game.
    
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    5) Players/Teams
    -----------------
    
    There are 27 teams with 2 players to each. They all come rated with speed,
    three point shooting ability, dunks and defense. They don't give a number
    rating so I'll rate them from 1 to 5 for you according to the game.
    
    **************************
    Boston Celtics
    
    Dee Brown:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 4/5
    Dunks - 1.5/5
    Defense - 2.5/5
    
    Robert Parrish:
    
    Speed - 1.5/5
    3 Pointers - 1.5/5
    Dunks - 0.5/5
    Defense - 5/5
    **************************
    Miami Heat
    
    Ronny Seikaly:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 5/5
    Dunks - 3/5
    Defense - 2/5
    
    Harold Miner:
    
    Speed - 2/5
    3 Pointers - 0.5/5
    Dunks - 4/5
    Defense - 4/5
    **************************
    New Jersey Nets
    
    Derrick Coleman:
    
    Speed - 2.5/5
    3 Pointers - 2/5
    Dunks - 4/5
    Defense - 2/5
    
    Kenny Anderson:
    
    Speed - 2/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 0/5
    **************************
    New York Knicks
    
    Patrick Ewing:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 2/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 5/5
    
    John Starks:
    
    Speed - 2/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 4/5
    **************************
    Orlando Magic
    
    Nick Anderson:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 0/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    
    Scott Skiles:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 5/5
    Dunks - 0/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Philadelphia 76ers
    
    Tyrone Weatherspoon:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 1.5/5
    Defense - 1.5/5
    
    Jeff Hornacek:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 0/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Washington Bullets
    
    Tom Gugliotta:
    
    Speed - 2/5
    3 Pointers - 2/5
    Dunks - 1.5/5
    Defense - 4.5/5
    
    ??? Grant (Not Horace..??)
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 0.5/5
    Dunks - 4/5
    Defense - 3/5
    **************************
    Atlanta Hawks
    
    ??? Wilkins:
    
    Speed - 2.5/5
    3 Pointers - 1.5/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 1/5
    
    Stacey Augmon:
    
    Speed - 4/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 1.5/5
    Defense - 3/5
    **************************
    Charlotte Hornets
    
    Larry Johnson:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 2/5
    
    Alonzo Mourning:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Chicago Bulls
    
    Scottie Pippen:
    
    Speed - 4/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 4/5
    
    Horace Grant:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 0/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    
    Mark Price:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 4/5
    Dunks - 0/5
    Defense - 2/5
    
    Brad Daugherty:
    
    Speed - 2.5/5
    3 Pointers - 1/5
    Dunks - 4/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Detroit Pistons
    
    Isaih (sp?) Thomas:
    
    Speed - 5/5
    3 Pointers - 5/5
    Dunks - 0/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    
    Mark Lambeer:
    
    Speed - 2/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 0/5
    Defense - 4/5
    **************************
    Indiana Pacers
    
    Reggie Miller:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 2/5
    
    Derrick McKey:
    
    Speed - 2.5/5
    3 Pointers - 1/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 2.5/5
    **************************
    Milwaukee Bucks
    
    Brad Lohaus
    
    Speed - 2.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3/5
    Dunks - 2.5/5
    Defense - 3/5
    
    Dwayne Edwards
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 2.5/5
    Dunks - 3/5
    Defense - 2.5/5
    **************************
    Dallas Mavericks
    
    Derek Harper:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 3/5
    Dunks - 2.5/5
    Defense - 5/5
    
    Jim Jackson:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 4/5
    Dunks - 0/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    ***************************
    Denver Nuggets
    
    Dikembe Mutombo:
    
    Speed - 2.5/5
    3 Pointers - 0/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    
    Dale Ellis:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 0.5/5
    Dunks - 4/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Houston Rockets
    
    Hakeem Olajuwon:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 0/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 5/5
    
    ??? Maxwell:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 0/5
    Defense - 2/5
    **************************
    Minnesota Timberwolves
    
    Christian Laettner:
    
    Speed - 2.5/5
    3 Pointers - 2.5/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    
    Chuck Person:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 4/5
    Defense - 2/5
    **************************
    San Antonio Spurs
    
    David Robinson:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 1/5
    Dunks - 4/5
    Defense - 5/5
    
    Sean Elliot:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 3/5
    **************************
    Utah Jazz
    
    Karl Malone:
    
    Speed - 2.5/5
    3 Pointers - 1/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    
    John Stockton:
    
    Speed - 4/5
    3 Pointers - 4/5
    Dunks - 0/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Golden State Warriors
    
    Tim Hardaway:
    
    Speed - 4/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 1/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    
    Chris Mullin:
    
    Speed - 2/5
    3 Pointers - 5/5
    Dunks - 2/5
    Defense - 3/5
    **************************
    Los Angeles Clippers
    
    ??? Manning:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 3/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 2/5
    
    ??? Harper:
    
    Speed - 4/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 2.5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Los Angeles Lakers
    
    James Worthy:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 4/5
    Defense - 2.5/5
    
    Vlade Divac:
    
    Speed - 1/5
    3 Pointers - 2.5/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Phoenix Suns
    
    Charles Barkley:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 3/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 0.5/5
    
    Kevin Johnson:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 1/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Portland Trailblazers
    
    Clyde Drexler:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 2/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 5/5
    
    Terry Porter:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 4/5
    Dunks - 2/5
    Defense - 2/5
    *************************
    Seattle Supersonics
    
    Shawn Kemp:
    
    Speed - 3.5/5
    3 Pointers - 2.5/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    
    Detlef Schrempf:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 2.5/5
    Dunks - 2.5/5
    Defense - 3.5/5
    **************************
    Sacremento Kings
    
    Damon Tisdale:
    
    Speed - 3/5
    3 Pointers - 2.5/5
    Dunks - 3.5/5
    Defense - 3/5
    
    Mitch Richmond:
    
    Speed - 5/5
    3 Pointers - 3.5/5
    Dunks - 5/5
    Defense - 2.5/5
    
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    6) Secret Players
    -----------------
    
    To access one of the secret player's, enter the first two intials listed
    below and then hit the button indicated when you enter the third initial.
    Instead of seeing one of the normal players, you will see the secret
    character. if you want to have the other teammate, press B to switch that
    teammate back in.
    
    Air Dog................AIR...........A
    Al Gore................NET...........B
    Bill Clinton...........ARK...........A
    Chow-Chow..............CAR...........C
    Sal DiVita.............SAL...........C
    Jamie Rivett...........RJR...........B
    Kabuki.................QB_...........A
    Mark Turmell...........MJT...........A
    P-Funk.................DIS...........C
    Scruff.................ROD...........B
    Warren Moon............UW_...........A
    Weasel.................SAX...........C
    
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    7) General Secrets
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    Special thanks to Game Sages (http://www.gamesages.com) for these.
    
    All Power-Ups
    For power-up defense, shot percentage,
    unlimited turbo, half court dunks, and to stay on
    fire the whole game, when it asks if you would
    like to enter your initials, press yes. At the
    initials screen, go to S and press C+Start, go to
    N and press B+ Start, and then go to K and press C + Start. Then at
    tip-off, when the anouncer says something, press C + Start!
    Submitted by Daniel Greene (d_baseball12@hotmail.com)
    
    Ball Advantage
    To have the advantage of getting the ball at the beginning of the second and
    fourth quarter instead of just the second, plug your controller into the
    second player port and play like you usually would.
    Submitted by Tim Moysey (moysey@recorder.ca)
    
    Juice Mode
    At the Tonight's Matchup screen, press A 13 times, and then hold B + C
    until the court appears.
    
    Powered-Up Defense
    For a better defense, wait for the "Tonight's Match-up" screen to appear,
    then press any button five times. On the fifth tap, press and hold the 
    button
    until the tipoff.
    
    Powered-Up Dunks
    At the "Tonight's Matchup" screen rotate the D-pad 360 degrees and press
    B 13 times.
    
    Powered-Up Fire
    To be "On Fire" for the entire game, wait until the "Tonight's Match-up"
    screen appears, then hit any button seven times. Then, press and hold B + C
    + Up until the tipoff.
    Submitted by Neil Uppal (luppal@ica.net)
    
    Powered-Up Interceptions
    Steal the easy way with this code, especially if your team has speed or
    defense problems. Wait until the "Tonight's Match-up" screen appears, then
    hit any button 15 times while rotating the directional pad clockwise. On the
    fifteenth tap, hold the button until the tipoff.
    
    Powered-Up Turbo
    At the "Tonight's Matchup" screen press A 13 times, then press and hold A
    + B + C until tip-off.
    
    Shot Percentage Display
    This code rates the likelihood that you'll make a shot, excluding dunks. 
    It's
    not very accurate however, as shot likelihood is largely determined by your
    player's attributes and whether computer assistance is on. To get this
    display, press any button once at the "Tonight's Match-up" screen, then hold
    A + B + DOWN until the tipoff.
    
    Smash the Backboard
    First, you have to do alot of dunks, and get most of your points in the 4th
    period. When you have around 48 points, dunk the ball with a player with
    full dunk power and the backboard will break.
    Submitted by bambam8658@aol.com
    
    Super Code
    At the Tonight's Match-up screen press B 7 times then hold B + C + Up
    untill the tip off. If you did it correctly, you'll be "on fire", immune to
    goal tending calls, and will never run out of Turbo.
    Submitted by Trevor Fields (trevorfields@hotmail.com)
    
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    8) Records
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    Well, I've had this game for six years now, and I'll admit that I lost a
    few times when I first got it and lost a few times after that, but here
    are my three best records and the initials I use.
    
    Initials: SFO
    Wins: 749
    Losses: 12
    
    Initials: JR
    Wins: 478
    Losses: 3
    
    Initials: DMX
    Wins: 125
    Losses: 0
    
    It takes years and years to play as many games as I have; my goal is to hit
    the 1000 mark and I'm getting there with SFO.
    
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    9) FAQ
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    Q: Which teams do you prefer?
    
    A: I like the well-balanced teams like the Sonics, Bulls and Spurs. I
    don't like having one good player.
    
    Q: How do I get rid of that annoying computer player?
    
    A: Go to options before the game and turn tage mode on.
    
    Q: What's the best team in the game, who's the best player, and which
    attribute is most important?
    
    A: I think that the Knicks and Bulls are the two best because of how
    well-rouned they are. There's lots of good players such as Patrick
    Ewing, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Shawn Kemp and
    plenty more. I think that the most important attribute is the 3-point one
    because if you're down by a lot and you have a good 3-point shooter
    (like Chris Mullin or Ronny Seikaly) you can sink a few three's and
    you're back in the game.
    
    Please feel free to send me any questions or problems you have regarding
    NBA Jam.
    
    cripplerx@hotmail.com
    
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    10) Credits
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    Sega
    http://www.sega.com
    Great job
    
    Midway, Arena
    Game Developers
    Great job on this classic game
    
    Game Sages
    http://www.gamesages.com
    For the secrets
    
    CJayC at GameFAQs
    http://www.gamefaqs.com
    For publishing this work
    
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    11) Legal Info
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    This FAQ is for private use only. It may not be sold nor used in anyway
    to earn a profit. You may use it on your website as long as you do not
    alter it in anyway and give me credit. The latest version of this FAQ can
    always be found at GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com).
    
    NBA Jam for Sega Genesis is Copyright  1993 by Midway, Arena and
    Sega. This FAQ is copyright  1999-2000 by Outkast.
    
    outkast325@hotmail.com