By Electronic Arts

  • Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2011-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 270.53 MB
  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.6 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 195 Ratings


BOOMSHAKALAKA! Rock your Mac with over-the-top, high-flying, 2-on-2 arcade basketball action – just like you remember it. Go to the hole. Go strong. Go for the monster jam! HEAT UP ON YOUR MAC Jam with all 30 NBA teams and your favorite NBA stars! Unlock legends from the classic arcade era like Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Dominique Wilkins, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Clyde Drexler. BALL THE WAY YOU WANT: •Play Now – Select a team and jump right into the ballgame •Classic Campaign – Defeat all other teams to win the championship, and unlock legends, hidden players and cheats YOU’RE ON FIRE! If you’re from the Old School, you’ll feel the ‘90s nostalgia while you play the hottest new arcade sports game on the Mac Store. Featuring the voice of Tim Kitzrow (the original NBA JAM play-by-play announcer), you’ll hear all the classic catchphrases plus a few new ones recorded just for this game. This JAM is all about “boomshakalaka”¬– and beyond! NOTE: Minimum resolution of 1280x800 is required to play. Please consult your Mac specs before purchase. Requires acceptance of EA’s Privacy & Cookie Policy and User Agreement.



  • Glaring issues

    By TheRealSd
    There are some huge issues with this port. One is that every single time I try and back out of a menu, the game crashes. An other problem, is that every time I try and change the volume level in the settings, the game crashes. These glitches make the game almost unplayable. This is a ten dollar port (which is actually TWICE the price of the far superior iphone and ipad version) that is almost as bad as the Rime port for the nintendo switch. I gave this two stars because once you get past all of the glitches and the awkward controls, it is just nba jam which is a pretty fun game.
  • Does not work in High Sierra. No audio and crashes frequently.

    By Cow1204
    EA support site also does not support this game. NBA Jam for Mac is not even selectable to open a case. Frequent crashes and no audio.
  • keeps crashing

    By Alexie193
    doesnt work
  • Last update was 2012

    By jarowe11
    Teams grossly lacking in any resemblance of up to date characters. Only get this application if you happen to remember or really love a team the way it was 5 years ago. Ridiculous.
  • I would give it a ZERO I could!!!!!!

    By Phillip Petersen
    WORST APP EVER! You go to the app store and spend money on a game that takes forever to download and crashes before it even opens. There is nothing else to say, just DONT GET IT!
  • Controller Capabilit

    By Massive stick
    Would rate as a five star game if you were able to use a controller to play like how we grew up playing NBA Jam than to use the keyboard. I downloaded the game thinking I would be able to use a controller. I have a IBuffalo controller and it is recognized by the mac but when trying to use it on the NBA Jam app, it is a no go. Please fix and allow gaming with a controller (multiple contoller capabilities) please.

    By Claykey
    I want a refund THIS DOESNT EVEN WORK
  • Update!!! PLZ READ!!!

    By Yung Cudder
    If u dont know if u should get wait to see if a new update comes out otherwise dont buy it yet...I dont get it the game is good the graphics are very smooth. Plz add more dunk anamations and privileges. Make the jam store like on xbox for the mac. Also why did u guys update rosters for iPhone/ipod/andriod but not Mac??? Ive been waiting to for a update but it hasnt com out!!! If u do these ill rate it 5 stars!!! BTW here are some cheats you can enter when you enter initials: DEM : Democrats REP: republicans MAS: Mascots JAM: NBA JAM team. Update it already jeez.
  • No Gampepad Support

    By Andy10023291
    I have a Logitech gamepad. Guess what? It doesn’t work. I should’ve read the reviews before assuming something like a gamepad was supported. You expect me to play this arcade game using the keyboard? That’s not how this game should work. Please support gameapds. Until then, I’m keeping my 1 star rating for this game. Also: Please update your description indicating that you can’t use a gamepad with this game. Oh, wait… you’re EA… you don’t care about your gamers as long as you get their money.
  • Cant perform counter shoves

    By counter shove less
    So im trying to unlock allen iverson but counter shoves are almost impossible on the macbook… you have to mash your keyboard just to hope to do it. please fix