May 04 AT 11:30 AM Taylor Wimberly 27 Comments

NBA Jam now available on most popular Android devices


Boomshakalaka! I was really excited when EA Mobile released NBA Jam back in March, but I was quickly saddened to see they only supported a handful of devices, not including any of the newer ones I had in possession. I’ve been checking the app regularly to see if they would add more devices and last week EA finally pushed out a new release.

To my surprise, NBA Jam now supports almost every popular Android device. This includes the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, ASUS Transformer Prime, HTC One X, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Nexus S, and more. The game still sells for $4.99, but it’s totally worth the asking price if this game was one of your childhood favorites.

Highlights of NBA Jam include:

  • 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 outrageous cheats. Local Multiplayer — Go big head 2 big head against a friend via  local WiFi or Bluetooth
  • Play as your favorite Stars from all 30 NBA Teams
  • 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
  • Unlock legends from the classic arcade and Open up outrageous cheats.

This couldn’t come at a better time as the NBA playoffs are in full swing. I’m a huge San Antonio Spurs fan, so it’s time for me to go load up a game and smack down the Lakers. Hopefully EA will continue to update the game and more features, like online multiplayer (please?!).


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  • jaxidian

    I remember playing this game ~15+ years ago. Is it still as fun now as it was then with the fun cheats and everything?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      It never really got old before. I believe they updated it and included all the new players along with some old timers. I’ll let you know later today :)

    • c1liu

      it is.

  • G3K

    “This app is incompatible with your HTC One S.”

    Nothing worse than seeing that message about a brand-new phone.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Wow that sucks. Just installed it on our AT&T HTC One X.

    • SGB101

      are u outside the US, as it is incompatible with my OneX, when i dug down it said not avalible in your country. in in the UK.

      i had this with another app last week, but when i went back a few hours later i could install. so il try again later/tomorrow.

  • pseudozach

    This item cannot be installed in your device’s country.


  • Stigy

    He’s on fire!

    • Stigy


      • Paul Atreides


  • Rachel

    I loved this game as a kid! I am very upset that it is not available for my Razr Maxx.

  • spazby

    awesome game

  • bobchadwick

    We’re getting a little ahead of ourselves, now, aren’t we? The Spurs still have to play at least two games against the Jazz. And hopefully the Nuggets will take the Lakers out of the picture.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Spurs vs Heat in the finals. Lol at the Jazz, they are getting swept.

    • dillybar

      I doubt thats going to happen. They’re down 0-2.

  • BigCiX

    Good game. I’ve had it on my LG Thrill since March.

  • Nathan D.

    Sweet! I play the original one on Xbox and it was so fun :-)


    im hopping it goes on sale.. lol

  • David M.

    Big ups Taylor had no idea you were a Spurs fan whaa whaa!!! But I digress, definitely worth playing this game against my brother, we used play this all the time back in the day.
    (Spurs in 4)

  • Luiz Lopes

    Unfortunately, it continues not available for ASUS Transformer Prime.

    But, I’m pretty sure everybody knows how to “correct” the problem. I wanted to spent my money on google play, but it doesn’t allow me. So, I did it my way.

  • pouxonu

    IS IT THE SHOES?????????


  • RafD

    Does anybody know whether I can play it with an Xbox controller connected to a Transformer Prime? BTW, how do I know whether a game supports the controller?

  • hlamb

    When is it going to be available on more devices? I have a RAZR maxx and its not available. Has there been any word?

  • Alex

    anyone knows how to play this game on bluetooth??
    i cannot connect to my friends phone

  • Paolo

    I had fun playing with it in my Sony Xperia Pro for a brief moment. This stopped working after an update. I uninstalled, then re-installed. It worked again, but not for long. It stopped working even when I did not install any of its’ updates. I’m disappointed that it’s not working and I really thought I had my money’s worth. So sad that I completed all my challenges and was psyched to use unlocked players and privileges.

  • tyler

    where is this amazing game on my LG G3!!!!!!!!