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Space Jam
(Video game)
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Develepers

Sculptured Software

Publisher

Acclaim Entertainment

Distributors

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Platforms

Sega Saturn
PlayStation
DOS
N64 (cancelled)
Game Boy (cancelled)

Released

October 31, 1996 - January 7, 1997
various countries

Space Jam is a video game that ties in with the film of the same name. Unlike the film and real rules of basketball, each team plays 3-on-3. Players have a choice whether to play as the Tune Squad or the Monstars.

It features basic controls and 2D graphics. The game was developed by Sculptured Software, who coincidentally had developed the Looney Tunes based basketball game Looney Tunes B-Ball for Sunsoft the year before to the production of the Space Jam film. It is for Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and DOS, but the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy versions of it were cancelled.

Gameplay

Before the actual game of Basketball begins, Daffy takes part in a game where he has to find parts of Michael's uniform, avoiding the family dog Charles.

In-between quarters, Mini Games such as Shoot Out, Space Race and Hall of Hijinx are available, after the 2nd quarter, Bugs takes part in a mini-game where he has to find water bottles containing Michael's secret stuff.

Characters

Tune Squad

  • Michael Jordan
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Lola Bunny
  • Sylvester
  • Wile E. Coyote
  • Foghorn Leghorn
  • Elmer Fudd
  • Yosemite Sam
  • Daffy Duck
  • Pepe Le Pew
  • Porky Pig

Monstars

  • Nawt
  • Bang
  • Blanko
  • Bupkus
  • Pound

Non-Playable Characters

  • Granny
  • Speedy Gonzales
  • Marvin the Martian
  • Hubie and Bertie
  • Tweety Bird
  • Road Runner
  • Witch Hazel 
  • Henery Hawk 
  • Gossamer
  • Michigan J. Frog

Reception

The video game received negative reviews, getting a 3.6 "bad" score at GameSpot, them stating that "despite the use of much-loved Warner Bros. cartoon characters, Space Jam fails miserably in every category." Other negative reviews come from Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine getting 3 out of 10, and getting 39% from Play.

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