We have all seen a NBA Jam Arcade: two-on-two basketball with digitized images of real NBA players, and no referee. Monster dunks and announcers, and a LOT of fun!
Players choose an NBA team, each with two or three superstar players or at least their digitized faces, and play a side-scrolling basketball game, split into four quarters each new 3:00 quarter is a buy-in. Players can also enter their initials to keep track of their progress, which encouraged repeat business. In addition to high-flying dunks and rainbow three-pointers, players can push each other to the ground without being called for fouls — much like Midway’s earlier game, Arch Rivals.
If any one player scores three consecutive baskets, he or she is considered “on fire”, a fire animation accompanies each shot, the person’s Turbo meter does not diminish, goaltending is never called, and his or her accuracy goes way up. This continues until a player on the opposite team scores a basket, or until the computer decides the hot streak has gone on too long.