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NBA Jam Creator admits game was rigged against bulls

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The creator of NBA Jam confirms that the game is rigged against the Chicago Bulls.

NBA Jam creator Mark Turmell says the longstanding conspiracy theory that the game was rigged against the Chicago Bulls is true. Turmell says the game is scheduled for the Bulls to automatically miss any last-second shooting attempts against the Detriot Pistons.

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“Being from Michigan, I’m a big fan of the Detroit Pistons,” Turmell told Ars Technica. “By playing this game in Chicago at the height of the Michael Jordan era, there was great rivalry with the Pistons and the Bulls. But in a way I could go back to the Bulls once they get over the bump, which would affect their skills against the Pistons in NBA Jam.

“So I put in a special code if the Bulls shot at the last second against the Pistons, they would miss those shots,” he said. “So if you ever play the game, be sure to choose the Pistons rather than the Bulls. ”

NBA Jam was first released in 1993 as a basketball arcade game published and developed by Midway. It features gameplay presented as a 2v2 basketball game with the most popular players on the NBA team (with the exception of Michael Jordan who refused to concede his resemblance to the game). NBA Jam has had extraordinary success and spawned numerous follow-up matches.

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