Year Of Release: 1993
Yeah, we're calling it. NBA Jam is the best arcade sports game ever. The wildly unrealistic, but endlessly playable title could be heard from any corner of the arcade.
The decision shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone with a pulse and an affinity for Dream Team era NBA. Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, and everyone else from the early 90s were playable in this two on two arcade joint.
With turbo pushing, slam dunks from the free throw line, and ("Oh, my! He's on fire!") all a part of this game, it's little wonder that people still look back at it so fondly. Can't buy a bucket!