NBA Jam T.E. (1995)
NBA Jam T.E. (Tournament Edition) was the first incremental update to a long running and very popular series of basketball games by Midway. It was initially an arcade game but was ported to a wide variety of home systems. The NBA Jam series was known for it’s licensed teams and players (including digital likenesses and voices) and exagerated realism.
This particular ad is from 1995 and features the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and DOS versions of NBA Jam T.E. Versions also existed for the Sega Genesis, 32X, Atari Jaguar, Super Nintendo, Game Boy and Game Gear. The home versions were known for the addition of hidden characters such as the then president Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton among others.
NBA Jam games have continued to be developed through the years with varying degrees of popularity with the latest being NBA Jam: On Fire Edition released in 2011 on PSN and XBLA. The NBA Jam series has had a strong influence on other sports games released by Midway ever since.