Unlockables have become an essential part of sports games, and they’re a very defined and distinct part of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. There is plenty to unlock in the game, and one key method of doing so – through sufficient Jam bucks.
But before we start discussing ways to earn Jam bucks, let’s have a look at what can actually be unlocked.
There are over 40 ‘Legendary Players’ that can be unlocked. Every team has at least one of them. Every team with a Mascot will have one in the game. Additionally, there are special characters for every team to make them represent-able online.
More than 25 secret teams are included in the game. From teams made up of the best of best NBA players to make-shift teams made of EA’s own folks, there is just about everything. You can expect to find Divisional Mascot teams, Beastie Boys, Stickmen, Honey Badgers, and the NBA Street crew.
Tiles, Backgrounds and Icons
Aesthetic goodies are fun to collect, and there is an ample amount of them in NBA Jam: OFE. You can unlock these to add more customization options for your Jam Card to fit your style and personality.
Playing by convention is great, but often people desire to have fun in a world of their own. This is where custom rule-sets for games come in. In NBA Jam, you can unlock the ability to customize your game experience however you want, with variables like visual filters, custom balls and many more.
The key to getting the above is JAM Bucks, which can be obtained in various ways in the game. Complete a game itself gives you these. Here’s a few tips EA suggests you should follow to maximize your JAM earnings:
- JAM Challenges: Completing JAM challenges gives you large amounts of JAM Bucks, especially at higher levels. There are 25 different challenges in total, and will only count if completed in Arena and Road Trip.
- Playing Arena: Accomplishing Arena Challenges is relatively simpler than the conventional JAM challenges, as they change every week. Luckily, they give just as much earning as the challenges, so it’s much more time and effort efficient to try and complete these as much as possible.
- Don’t Be A Quitter: Completing a game that you’ve entered is a must; it’s unethical and unfair if you leave midway. More importantly, simply completing games give you JAM bucks, and will also stack up completion bonus. However, if you quit one game, your bonus resets and you don’t earn anything for the game you quit.
Also, make sure you think before you spend JAM Bucks – explore the JAM Store and decide what you want and don’t want, and then set out to earn some JAM money. Most importantly, have fun and be a sportsman!