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Arcade1Up is bringing NBA Jam back with online multiplayer

January 06, 2020 1 min read

Arcade1Up is showing its new range of 3/4-scale arcade cabinets at CES 2020, and one of them – an online-enabled NBA Jammachine with Tournament Editionand Hangtime– should be a crowd-pleaser. It's just one of those classic lightning-in-a-bottle games that people want to hold onto forever.

The NBA Jamarcade cabinet isn't available for pre-order yet, but we have a few promising details.

The big one: the original team rosters are intact, "minus some players [Arcade1Up] couldn't get [the] rights to," according to senior vice president of licensing and business development John Diamonon.

The other head-turner: these cabinets have free online multiplayer support for NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, and NBA Hangtime. If that runs reliably, it'll certainly sweeten the pot.

Arcade1Up has several other arcade cabinets lined up for the tech-lusting Consumer Electronics Show taking place this week in Las Vegas. There's a new Burger Timecabinet (with Karate Champ, Caveman Ninja, and Bad Dudes), a sit-down Star Warscabinet, a Froggercabinet (with Time Pilot), and a Golden Axecabinet (with Shinobi, Altered Beast, Wrestle War, and Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder).

The company is also teaming up with Zen Studios for a line of 3/4-scale digital pinball machines. According to IGN, "titles from Bally/Williams" and other "big names" in the space are on the docket.

Arcade1Up Introduces Online-Enabled NBA Jam Cabinet, Burger Time Special Edition, 3/4 Scale Pinball Machines and More [IGN] [Twitter]

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