Barkley: Shut Up and Jam!

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Powerhouse street ball a la Sir Charles is the order of the day in Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! from Accolade for the Genesis. This two-on-two dunkfest gives one to four players (with a multiplayer tap, like Sega's Team Player) the chance to do spectacular jams, with no refs in almost-anything-goes basketball. Get airtime with Flying Slams, Reverses, Hanging Jams, and Somersault Slams. With seven street courts, and one arena located in cities throughout the U.S., you can test Barkley's motto, "Play or get out!"

You choose from 16 street players —each with his own personality and signature moves. Charles offers digitized comments like Time for some pain!" and "Hurts, don't it?" throughout the game. Play is straight elbows-flying street ball on graffiti covered asphalt and rooftops. Barkley helped to design his own fast-breaking, intimidating, whatever-it-takes-to-win playing style into the game. You can try to master the moves in a single game, or work your way through the streets to take on Charles' Super Team in the arena. Either way, this cart is all Barkley, and he wants you to Shut Up and Jam.

Each of the jams requires that you hit Button C for a turbo boost. The type of slam depends upon where you hit Button A within the key. This is a 360° jam.

Rim bending is always called for.

You can knock a jumping shooter out of the air and take his ball. Just hit Button A to jump as he initiates his and then tap Button B. Voila: you've completed the Air Steal.

Choose the type of game and the quarter timing at the Options screen. You can even choose to play to 21 or 50 points.

Select your Team Captain and your Computer Teammate at this screen.

Wildman kicks loose the Somersault Slam as one of his signature moves.

Hot Hints


  1. Check out the player's stats and make your choices depending upon the abilities you are looking for.
  2. Use the five available turbo boosts per quarter conservatively.
  3. Learn the proper placement and timing on the Air Steal. It's a great way to recover the ball.
  4. Use three-point shooters to boost your lead.
  5. Never go up for a slam as the clock winds down. Just shoot.

Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! rating

Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! system requirements:SystemP-100.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game modes: Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! supports single modeSingle game mode

2017-10-06 Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! game added.