NBA Hang Time
Hang on for rim-rocking action in NBA Hang Time!
Gamers can choose their favorite NBA team and battle the computer or deliver a facial to a friend. Hang Time's fast-paced action lets you add flair to your air with alley-oops and double dunks. Hit a hot streak to knock down threes and block shots at will.
Graphically the game lacks detail, and the colors appear faded; the sound falls short with a tinny soundtrack and game announcer. Still, the controls allow for fluid movement on the court, and the gameplay is addictive.
So if you're hankerin' for a hunk of dunks, go hoopin' with Hang Time.
- Use the spin n out of tight coverage.
- Increase your chances of winning with good rebounding.
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The long-awaited addition to Midway's ever-popular NBA Jam series is back, and the hoops are better than ever!
Third Time's a Charm
Hang Time is the third installment in Midway's NBA Jam series. Unlike the original Jam and Tournament Edition, Hang Time enables gamers to choose from a five-man lineup for a four- player two-on-two jam fest.
A new create-a-player mode (a feature you normally find only in console games) gives you the option of customizing and saving your own personal player. First, you choose your player's characteristics, selecting their looks, jersey, height, and weight. In addition, you also have a set number of attributes for their speed, shooting, and dunking skill. If you play well, you can earn more points to strengthen your player.
Even the code system has been upgraded. As in Mortal Kombat 3, gamers can enter six-digit codes that release hidden players, power-ups, and even an outdoor blacktop court located on top of a skyscraper.
Hang Time's graphics have improved significantly over the two previous installments. Each player is sharply detailed and moves realistically. Several more key frames of animation have been dropped in with smoother scaling effects. Lots of new dunks have also been incorporated, including a double-dunk option where two players go up to dunk and one player passes to the other in midair to finish off the show.
Midway's DCS sound system showcases new effects and a play-by-play announcer. Rap artist M. Doc. delivers a high-energy original rap recorded especially for the game -- it's perfectly suited to the game's fast-paced action. The controller's standard buttons -- turbo, pass, and shoot -- remain as accurate as before.
Put Up or Shut Up
Fans of the past games are sure to enjoy the heated action of Hang Time. The graphical and sound improvements, along with the new create-a-player mode, are enough to make you want to spend your time hanging around this one.