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NBA Jam Oral History

tatiangtatiang Posts: 10,916Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
edited July 7 in Miscellaneous

One of my favorite games... played a few too many hours of this in college:

https://www.si.com/longform/2017/nba-jam-oral-history/index.html

A couple excerpts:

JOHN CARLTON, Midway developer
Anything over $1,000 a week was considered a good game. Mortal Kombat was making about $1,200 to $1,400. The second week NBA Jam was out there, it made something like $2,200 in a week.

NEIL NICASTRO, Midway President
We heard reports that operators said the game was broken. That got us all upset. Why don’t we know what’s happening? Well, get out there and check it out, goddammit! It turns out the cash boxes were stuffed. The coin mechanisms couldn’t take any more quarters.

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  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,271Member

    I miss Midway, they put out some of my all time favorite games.

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