A kind of Magic

We recently got chance to play a little two-on-two with NBA Jam and came away a little dizzy but thoroughly entertained nonetheless. Although no fresh information was given during our hands-on time, a recent interview with the game's creative director Trey Smith has smashed the backboard of secrecy and set the NBA Jam information scoreboard on fire.

Smith spoke for the first time about the new Remix Tour mode that throws boss battles against legendary basketball superstars into the mix. With Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon and more all set to feature, each showdown will be an old-school test of gaming chops: every boss has his own attack pattern and weakness for you to identify and exploit. Inspired by Burnout, the Remix Tour will apparently take the game's arcade sensibilities to new heights, with every opposition team having medal challenges to conquer, including old favourite smashing the backboard.

NBA Jam is shaping up to be, dare we say, the ultimate arcade-style version of the fast-paced sport. With plenty of information still to be revealed we'll keep you up to date on all the NBA Jam news it's fit to print.

[source espn.go.com]