Game

Space Jam

Based on the 1996 comedy film (of the same name) tying Looney Tunes to the real-life antics of NBA superstars, Space Jam pits players in a NBA Jam-esque basketball match as either the Monstars or the Tune Squad.

Overview

Space Jam is a 3-on-3 arcade basketball game developed by Sculptured and published by Acclaim for the PlayStation, Saturn, and PC in 1996/1997. It is the spiritual sequel to Sculptured's other Looney Tunes-themed basketball game (Looney Tunes B-Ball), tying into the 1996 film of the same name.

Dave Lang said he programmed some of the mini games and menus while working at Acclaim in the mid 90's.

Game play

Space Jam's game play consists of a 3-on-3 arcade style basketball game where Michael Jordan and two other looney tunes characters play against the "monstars" opposing team. This is mixed with additional mini games between matches and quarters. Some of these mini-games include Shoot Out, Space Race and Hall of Hijinx. Much of the game play is similar to NBA Jam in it's cartoonish arcade style mechanics.

Team Roster

Tune Squad

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

Monstars

  • Nawt
  • Bang
  • Blanko
  • Bupkus
  • Pound

Non Playable Characters

  • Marvin the Martian
  • Tweety Bird
  • Witch Hazel
  • Gossamer
  • Granny
  • Speedy Gonzales

Critical Reception

The game received mostly negative reviews including a 3.6 from GameSpot citing lazy game play and poor execution.