NBA JAM by EA SPORTS™ for iPad Games App Review (iOS, $4.99)


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Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.

NBA JAM IS READY FOR A NEW SEASON! The NBA heats up on Christmas Day, so we’re making sure all you hoops fans can share the joy of BOOMSHAKALAKA with friends!

Update now for these new features:

• Enjoy more action on the court with iOS5 support!
• Stay connected to other ballers with Origin
• Get your game-on with Game Center

Thanks for playing NBA JAM. If you dig this version, please give us a 5 Star rating and we’ll keep bringing it strong – all season long!

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
1854 Ratings
All Versions:
3124 Ratings


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BOOMSHAKALAKA!!!! Jam with a friend in Local Multiplayer and rock your iPad with all the over-the-top, high-flying, 2-on-2 arcade basketball action just like you remember it – and like you’ve never seen before! Go to the hole. Go strong. Go for the monster jam. KABOOM!


“4.5/5…This is a must-have.” (Carter Dotson, 148 Apps)
“NBA JAM is a ton of fun on iOS.” (Jared Nelson, Touch Arcade)
“THIS IS A MUST BUY!!” (Miguel Pereyra, The Appera)
“NBA JAM for iPad delivers top-tier basketball thrills.” (
“Editor’s Choice…It's certainly the best basketball game on any mobile platform.” (Hilary Goldstein, IGN)

Jam with all 30 NBA teams and your favorite NBA stars! Unlock legends from the classic arcade era like Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Dr. J, Scott Skiles, Karl Malone, Detlef Schrempf, and Danny Manning – plus some secret players you can only get on iOS. Open up outrageous cheats, too. And if you can’t wait to go big, all the unlocks are available for instant purchase and download in the JAM store!

3 modes of play let you ball the way you want:
• Play Now – Select a team and jump right into the ballgame
• Classic Campaign – Defeat all other teams to win the championship, and unlock legends, hidden players and cheats
• Local Multiplayer – Go big head 2 big head against a friend on iPad or iPhone/iPod touch via local WiFi and Bluetooth
Also select from two different control schemes (D-Pad and gesture-based) and take advantage of the outstanding versatility of your device. Is it the shoes?

If you’re from the Old School, you’ll feel the ‘90s nostalgia while you play the hottest new arcade sports game on the App Store. Featuring the voice of Tim Kitzrow (the original NBA JAM play-by-play announcer), you’ll hear all the classic catchphrases plus a few new ones recorded just for this game. This JAM is all about “boomshakalaka”¬– and beyond!
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Customer Reviews

  • Game ok

    by Benjamin Schreiner

    Nba jam lags a lot plz plz fix it if you do I will be really happy just plz fix it

  • Rosters

    by B0$$ Untaken Nickname please

    Please please please please please update the rosters. I would pay 99¢ to update them. Kyle Korver isn't on it and a bunch of trades have happened that haven't gotten attention.


    by Rudolphpiop


  • It's time

    by Pepperoni only

    Great base. It has all the necessary components, but it's time to update some rosters. Add some classic players like Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley while you're at it.

  • Update

    by Neeeeha

    This game needs to be updated with the newest rosters. This would make the game more interesting.

  • Pretty good

    by Devin_Da-Great

    It's a good game but it's all over the place.GO CELTICS

  • MJ

    by C.O.D boss

    5 stars if you add Michael Jordan

  • Please make it real

    by Andrewlee14

    By Andrew lee Please make it real. This is the only problem. But I still like this game

  • Glitch

    by Kijnjn

    If won't let me play mulitplayer

  • Awesome

    by Pop(cool)ness

    Best app ever


    by 2007dal

    This is a great game but you need to add players and some players y'all have on here have been traded. James harden, Paul gorge, Michael carter, and more. Also y'all have the NJ Nets need to change that to Brooklyn Nets. There is a lot y'all need to change but other then that it is a good game.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    by Mike Woodson

    instead of NJ nets

  • Update the rosters for once

    by OMG

    It's way outdated

  • Fun but lied

    by good at football11

    The details said updated roster but they are old

  • Love It.

    by Matty Pos

    One of my all time favorite games, ever.

  • Addicted!!!

    by Collie-man28

    This game works amazing on the ipad4!!! Lovin it!

  • Michael Jordan plz

    by Sexy Christopher

    Can't have a basketball game without Michael Jordan

  • Update!!!!!!!!!!!

    by RJD12

    Can u plz update this, it's very old now and I like playing it, maybe you can add some new features, then I'll give 5 stars

  • UPDATES!!!

    by ericcao1999

    Good, but needs updated teams and players...

  • Frame Rate is Horrible

    by kingobie1

    Great game, but the Frame Rate is Horrible

  • Great game but..

    by RED757

    It says updated rosters but they are not updated, the clippers don't even have Chris Paul!!

  • Please fix for ipad 4th gen

    by stardude89

    Hello, I love nba jam but I can barley play it on my ipad because it's so laggy. Please have a fix for this, until then, two stars.

  • Upgrade

    by COD:BlackOpsII

    You need to fix glitches and update rosters and pictures!

  • Name change

    by Krekanator

    When will you change the Hornets to the Pelicans?!?!

  • Awful framerate

    by Hobo Newman

    Have an iPad mini. Worked better on my iPhone4. Please fix. It's ridiculous.

  • Gggg

    by Jdogdabeast22

    You need to update the rosters badly

  • Such a disappointment

    by PvZ Diggity

    Super laggy on iPad mini. Rosters are NOT up to date. Not even worth the dollar I spent.


    by Ghiche

    Laggy and awful . Not worth the money . REFUND

  • Very choppy. Disappointed

    by tjb@g

    I'm so happy this game was added to AppStore, but the choppy graphics skip too much for my liking. Ipad 4th gen.

  • Laggy, laggy, laggy

    by Darkside1777

    Look EA, I expected way better. "It's in the game" right? Wrong! Where in the game of basketball do the players run around like a bunch of people who've had too much coffee. The frame rate needs to be improved. Drastically! What's more, this game plays great on my iPad 1st gen. But, my iPad 4th gen....awful. Additionally your fan base here is getting tired of the rosters from 2011. Please read our reviews, hear us.

  • Lag

    by Redomly

    Laggy on my ipad 4... Extremely disappointed

  • Laggy

    by Jlbiondi


  • Needs a few adjustments for iPad 2 at least

    by DaSmashHit

    First of all, before I even write anything, this is going to be a helpful review EA developers, not a hateful one. I bought this game hoping for a similar experience to that of the wii version, but the frame rate needs to be upped. Also, like many others suggested, maybe a character or two, but the main thing is frame rate. The last thing is that the origin icon at the main menu has ceased to work.

  • Needs roster update

    by Dizeykq

    This is an amazing game. If it had a roster update it would be a 6 star game. Please update rosters. Also, you guys should make a 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5. It would make it so much funner

  • Bad on iPad

    by Bradywatts66

    The frame rate on the HD version is like 4 frames per second. It's terrible! The game itself is good, but it is extremely choppy on an iPad. Needs optimization for iPad 2/3/4/Air. It even looks better on my iPod 4th gen. Thanks and please fix!

  • Neglected and Ruined

    by Chunk924

    This game used to be amazing and run so smooth and that was on my iPad 1. Now they have neglected updates, the last update to this game was two years ago for iOS5 support! We’re up to iOS7 people don’t waste money on this until EA updates

  • Time for a repeat

    by ArtBubblieCom

    Time to repeat like batman and robin. Great base to the game.... 2 years later, it's time for a double take.... This is the only game franchise I will follow and I've waited patiently for jam 2013... Even just more moves added and different game modes just like road favorite is razzledazzle....add razzledazzle passes, oops...along with everything else is play would make this game crack also....itchen for ps3 network now.... Please said you would make on fire edition if we supported it and we did...and on fire edition is old now... Time for a new updated nba jam 2014... Please..jam is the only game I play... Please make jam an annual project! It's what all nba fans really want....and pay for Jordan in the new one'll be worth it...don't be cheap..he gave us the greatest....just pay him!

  • Great game

    by Zane report

    Add Michael Jordan, Reggie Jackson , James Harden then perfect

  • Fun

    by Ramehv

    Wish it didn't feel like I was playing NBA 2010 though. Update the rosters please


    by Thaddius Fapper

    It seems impossible, but somehow this App (which ran FLAWLESSLY on my iPad 1) is reduced to an UN-playable frame rate on both my iPad 2 AND iPad mini. Buyer Beware!! This is yet Another unfortunate example of EA taking your money for a BROKEN game...

  • It rocks on an iPad Air!

    by Master Gamer 6969

    If you love NBA Jam you'll love this game. It plays great on an iPad Air and the controls worked well. Yes, on an iPad 2 there is some slow down, but its still playable.

  • Update

    by E,B,C

    I love this game Please UPDATEEEEEE

  • Muumuu



  • UPDATE!!!

    by Sabzwari123

    I would easily give this game a five out of five but it needs to update the roster! The roster is like 7 years old!

  • Lagging

    by Andrian lau

    Lagging on My iPad mini...please fix it

  • Update rosters

    by Amace23

    Fun game, rosters are a couple years out of date though.

  • Yay!

    by DaiyaanFoLife!!

    Finally,a game where I can play nba for only 5 dollars:) great game,but plz update it right now soo I can have MKG and Anthony Davis and trey Burke etc. It works great on my iPad 1 with IOS 5.1.1,THANKS FOR THE AMAZING GAME,and plz put in we're we can play online(multiplayer) on game center so bye!:)))))


    by Reallllllllly fun


  • Nba jam

    by amcmykids

    Where's Michael Jordan? Where's the supersonics

  • Unplayable

    by Jimmy73948

    This app is so choppy on my IPad4. It's like bad lag playing Xbox online which makes it impossible to shoot, defend, etc. Can you please refund my money? I only played it for 30 seconds.

  • by Mac Muscle Nerd

    Fix the way the game plays it's buggy and the play horrible. Please update for iPhone 5s and iOS 7. And add Game Center.

  • Needs to be updated

    by DJNYC718

    Update it already

  • Terrible frame rate

    by Smak

    Plays awful on the iPad 3 and 4. Roughly 10fps, makes for really jerky play and awful control.

  • Roster

    by ImRickJamesBit

    The rosters are not up to date. Make some updates for this!!! I paid $8.00 for the jam pack and its gone. There's no way I'm paying for it again.

  • Nba jam

    by Hui 2013

    Excellent game but a little pricy for the I pad version, sick graphics game runs very smoothly ,this game is very addicting I could be playing this for hours

  • Awesomeness

    by nancy kamel

    Great game but you can update the roster more. Add MJ,Paul George,jrue holiday, and more. And put ray Allen in the heat.cp3 in the clippers.And make d wades 3 pt 7 instead of 5.Put more people in the thunder.Give us more teams like the Skelton crew.Why does every lefty shoot right handed?Wake up!this update will make this the best game ever

  • update roster

    by Danieldounuts

    plz put d12 on rockets or lakers and put linsanity on knicks or rockets.

  • Dkldkdodkd

    by Kdmdkdodekd


  • Needs update

    by HAERLE1234

    It needs a new update with new players

  • Slooooooowwwww

    by Justphemy

    Most slowly on ipad 4 :|

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