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Profanity-laced NBA Jam XXX, allegedly a prototype of the SNES game that replaces famous phrases like “Boom-Shakalaka” with much more vulgar versions. Skip to the 02:00 mark of this video to hear what I mean.
A former Acclaim Entertainment employee sent the game to Nintendo Player, and provided this explanation about the Iguana Entertainment-developed prototype:
“Due to the memory constraints of the 16-bit system, the long strands of voice samples from the classic arcade game had to be modified to fit an [SNES] cartridge. Tim Kitzrow, NBA Jam‘s memorable voice-over announcer, was called back into the studio to shorten his calls.
During one of these recording sessions, a number of outtakes were saved as a joke, which served as the basis for a special, profanity-filled, in-house-only game–one that, if word ever got out about its existence, could have severely jeopardized Acclaim’s relationship with the NBA league and completely shut down NBA Jam‘s development for good.”
Who knows if any of this is true. While I’m watching Team USA play Argentina later tonight, though, I won’t be able to not imagine Kitzrow yelling “Get that shit outta here!” whenever Tyson Chandler blocks a shot.
Buy: NBA Jam See also: More prototypes [Via @sardoose]