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    NBA Hangtime

    Game » consists of 7 releases. Released Apr 16, 1996

    The arcade sequel to Midway's NBA Jam series of two-on-two rules-light arcade basketball games, featuring a new aesthetic, new player abilities, and a robust character creation system.

    Short summary describing this game.

    NBA Hangtime last edited by jjroberts on 09/23/23 05:21AM View full history


    NBA Hangtime (also known as NBA Hang Time) is a belt-scrolling basketball game developed and released by Midway for arcades in April 1996.

    A sequel to the 1993 game NBA Jam (and its 1994 Tournament Edition update), NBA Hangtime features an updated NBA roster for the 1995-96 season (now with each team having a five-man roster to choose from), new player abilities (such as spin moves, fadeaway shots, alley-oops, "double-dunks", and the "Team Fire" buff), an updated cheat code system (similar to Kombat Kodes from Mortal Kombat 3), an updated persistent profile system (using longer names and four-digit PINs), and overhauled higher-quality graphics and audio (with Chicago Bulls announcer Neil Funk doing the voice commentary).

    The game also features the "Create Player" system, in which players forego using their credit to play the game to instead create and update their own custom basketball player for their persistent profile. Along with a custom name, uniform color, wacky head, and a "nickname" for the announcer, players can distribute their attributes from a limited point pool (which gets larger the more that player wins).

    The game later received ports for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis on November 1996, both ported by Funcom and published by Midway themselves (rather than Acclaim, who previously published ports of NBA Jam). It was later ported by Midway Studios San Diego and Director's Cut International to the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Windows PCs in early 1997.

    Earlier versions of NBA Hangtime (as well as the home versions) included a NBA trivia quiz after each game for bragging rights, additional attribute points (home version only), and a chance to win prizes (arcade version only). The game later received an update in November 1996 as NBA Maximum Hangtime, updating the roster to match the 1996-97 season while adding new secrets and a new "hot spots" system, where each basketball player has a hidden spot on the court where they shoot more accurately. It was later succeeded by NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC.

    Teams & Players

    Atlanta Hawks
    Boston Celtics
    Charlotte Hornets
    Chicago Bulls
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    • Tyrone Hill
    • Chris Mills
    • Bobby Phills
    • Terrell Brandon
    • Danny Ferry
    Dallas Mavericks
    Denver Nuggets
    Detroit Pistons
    Golden State Warriors
    Houston Rockets
    Indiana Pacers
    Los Angeles Clippers
    Los Angeles Lakers
    Miami Heat
    Milwaukee Bucks
    Minnesota Timberwolves
    New Jersey Nets
    New York Knicks
    Orlando Magic
    Philadelphia 76ers
    Phoenix Suns
    Portland Trail Blazers
    • Rod Strickland
    • Clifford Robinson
    • Arvydas Sabonis
    • Buck Williams
    • Randolph Childress
    Sacramento Kings
    San Antonio Spurs
    Seattle Supersonics
    Toronto Raptors
    • Carlos Rogers
    • Damon Stoudamire
    • Alvin Robinson
    • Oliver Miller
    • Tracey Murray
    Utah Jazz
    Vancouver Grizzlies
    • Greg Anthony
    • Blue Edwards
    • Byron Scott
    • Bryant Reeves
    • Eric Murdoch
    Washington Bullets

    Hidden Players


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