FROM WAY DOWNTOWN!! This NBA Jam arcade cabinet is the perfect way to relive that '90s nostalgia

NBA Jam Arcade Lifestyle
NBA Jam Arcade Lifestyle (Image credit: Walmart)

One of my all-time favorite memories growing up was playing NBA Jam in the arcade with my friends and getting to "Boomshakalaka" in their faces! Now, I relive all of those memories in my home with this Black Friday deal on the NBA Jam Arcade Machine from Arcade1Up.

As a kid of the '90s, the days I got to play games arcade were some of the best. Playing games that are now considered classics like Double Dragon, Mortal Kombat, and one of my all-time faves — NBA Jam.

I loved playing basketball on the backyard court with friends, and being able to be like a superhero as some of our favorite professional players in a video game was everything to us. NBA Jam brought phrases like "He's heating up," "He's on fire," and "Boomshakalaka" into our everyday vernacular. Being the Orlando Magic as Scott Skiles and sending the ball up court to Shaq then to do about a hundred flying flips and slamming the ball home was so damn fun.

This full-sized arcade cabinet is loaded up with the original NBA Jam, along with NBA Jam Tournament Edition and NBA Hangtime. It features all of the same no foul and no free throw action from when the game first came out in 1993. Players like Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shawn Kemp, Larry Johnson, and more are all there dominating the hardwood to the hit Whoomp! (There It Is). You can even go online with the built-in Wi-Fi exciting multiplayer with your crew no matter where they live.

Chris Wedel
Senior Editor - Smart Home
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.