While the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is most well-known for its huge catalog of beloved classics, there are also a number of underrated gems to be found on the console. One such game is Barkley Shut Up and Jam!, a basketball game with a unique cyberpunk twist.
First released in 1995, Barkley Shut Up and Jam Rom! was developed by Acclaim Entertainment and features ex-NBA player Charles Barkley as the main character. In the game, players take control of Barkley as he competes in street basketball tournaments set in a dystopian future.
While the game’s graphic novel-inspired visuals may not be to everyone’s taste, Barkley Shut Up and Jam Rom! is nonetheless a fun and challenging game that is well worth seeking out for any fan of retro gaming. Barkley Shut Up and Jam! is a 2D basketball game that features one-on-one matchups between players. The game consists of three main modes: Tournament, Campaign, and Multiplayer.
In Tournament mode, players compete in a series of matches in order to unlock new characters. In Campaign mode, players must complete a number of objectives in order to progress through the story. Multiplayer mode allows two players to go head-to-head against each other. Each match takes place on one of several different court types, each with its own unique hazards. For example, the Toxic Wasteland court features pools of toxic waste that can damage players if they step into them.
Players have a number of different moves at their disposal, including dunks, layups, and 3-point shots. There are also special moves that can be performed by filling up a power meter. These include “cyber dunks” which are super powerful dunks that are almost guaranteed to score.