The NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC wiki last edited by knifefish on 03/24/13 02:57PM View full history


NBA Showtime features the same arcade 2 on 2 style of NBA Jam and NBA Hangtime. One of the NBA teams is chosen, then two players from that team are chosen. At half time two different players can be chosen to switch out the current ones. NBA Showtime also features the "on fire" feature. If a player makes 3 consecutive shots they become on fire and can not only make shots at a much higher percentage, the player can also goal tend without penalty. The announcer from NBA Jam ( Tim Kitzrow) returns after an absence from NBA Hangtime. NBA Showtime also features a create a player mode as well as the initials and PIN system for record keeping.

Arcade Versions

One of the Showtime arcade cabinets

NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC featured a four player cabinet. Each player had three buttons to use: Pass/Steal, Shoot/Jump, and Turbo. NBA Showtime uses the same hardware that is used in the NFL Blitz series. In version 1.0 of the game Dennis Rodman was on the Lakers. The player could adjust the color of his hair. After version 1.0 Rodman was no longer with the Lakers and was removed. The Arcade version of the game also included various Universal Monsters such as: Frankenstein's Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, and the Creature From the Black Lagoon.

Game Boy Color Version

The Game Boy Color version of the game features four play modes: Season, Exhibition, Playoffs, and Practice. The Game Boy version also features all 29 teams found in the other versions of the game.


Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Los Angeles Clippers
  • Maurice Taylor
  • Stojko Vrankovic
  • Johnny Newman
  • Lamar Odom (N64 Version Only)
Los Angeles Lakers
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
New Jersey Nets
New York Knicks
Orlando Magic
  • Bo Outlaw
  • Darrell Armstrong
  • Danny Schayes
  • Chris Gatling
Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trailblazers
Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Seattle Supersonics
Toronto Raptors
Utah Jazz
Vancouver Grizzlies
Washington Wizards

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