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Acclaim Sports Announces NBA JAM 2000 for Nintendo 64

Latest Edition of Legendary Sports Video Game Franchise to Feature Two Distinct Games in One Cartridge

Glen Cove, N.Y., June 16, 1999 -Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that NBA JAM 2000 is in development at Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City and is scheduled to ship this Fall. The latest edition of the popular basketball videogame franchise will feature all-new 2-on-2 "JAM" mode, in addition to a realistic 5-on-5 NBA simulation.

"NBA JAM is one of the most successful sports video game franchises of all time," said Michael Jerchower, Acclaim Sports senior marketing manager. "We have taken NBA JAM 2000 back to its roots by including the intense 2- on -2 action that has made NBA JAM so popular, while also providing a hard core season simulation. Gamers will be getting two games in one."

NBA JAM 2000's all-new JAM mode features special "double-sized" characters and incredible effects such as sparks during player collisions, smoking "hot" players, and flame engulfed basketballs. In addition to the special characters, gamers may choose to JAM with over 300 NBA players.

In simulation mode, NBA JAM 2000 features realistic player models with real-life faces, smooth skin Hi-Rez(tm) textures, player-specific details, and special effects galore. User selectable speed settings let gamers choose their own pace. A detailed team management system based on current NBA player contracts lets gamers take the role of a team's general manager - bidding on free agents, drafting rookies, inviting players to training camp and making cuts. Other features in NBA JAM 2000 include:

  • All 29 NBA teams, authentic arena floors and over 300 NBA superstars
  • Jaw-dropping Ultra Hi-Rez* graphics with Acclaim Studio's award-winning sports engine
  • All new 2-on-2 JAM mode featuring 50 new dunks and awesome special effects like sparks during collisions, fire balls and smoke on "hot" players
  • Exclusive 2-on-2 JAM courts, including street, beach, and school-yard courts
  • Authentic 5-on-5 simulation mode with actual team play styles like the Jazz pick and roll, Celtics press and Bulls triangle offense
  • New and improved player models feature real-life faces, smooth skin high resolution textures and true life size
  • Over 800 new motion-captured moves by former NBA star Xavier "X-Man" McDaniel, including post-ups, pushoffs, defensive grabbing and defender-stopping picks
  • Play by play from nationally known NBA announcer Kevin Harlan
  • Unique signature moves and free throw routines like Allen Iverson's cross-over dribble, Karl Malone's glamour dunk, and Scottie Pippen's finger roll
  • Players display their real life skills and attributes such as Gary Payton steals, John Stockton pick and roll passes, and Shaquille O'Neal backing in defenders
  • Improved 3-D Create a Player, 3-D Create a JAM player, Create a Team, and customize your own team's play style
  • Total Team Management includes: realistic player trading, drafting, signing and releasing; and trade deadlines
  • Improved Instant Replay with ultra smooth animations, auto replay, and multiple camera angles
  • The most advanced NBA play calling system ever designed by NBA scouts
  • Scouting reports allow the user to make the best coaching decisions
  • On screen play plaques allow you to call plays on the fly
  • Track season-long player and team stats in over 200 categories.
  • Play the 1999-2000 NBA team schedules and view out of town scores
  • Arena announcing by Utah Jazz' Dan Roberts with pre-game player intros
  • In-game cinematic victory and action sequences
  • In-game player highlights feature color photos and stat updates
  • Player injuries affect game and season performance
  • 5 sim modes: shoot out, exhibition, season, custom season and playoff
  • Bonus modes include 2-Ball, 3-Point Contest, Free Throw and Practice
  • The most cheat codes of any NBA JAM title to date

NBA JAM 2000 will be supported by a multi-million dollar television, radio, online and in-store marketing campaign. The NBA JAM franchise is a key title in the popular Acclaim Sports brand including All-Star Baseball, NFL Quarterback Club, WWF Attitude and Jeremy McGrath SuperCross.

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Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment platforms including Nintendo, Sony and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, and publishes comic books and software strategy guides. Acclaim's headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at

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