-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
-Offline: 22 (910)
-Online: 4 (90, Raw Rookie
, First Time For Everything
,& Start To Finish)
Approximate amount of time to 1000
: 70 - 100 hours (depending on skill and luck)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 7 (6 Classic Campaigns & 1 Remix Tour)
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Glitched achievements: None
-Does difficulty effect achievements?: No
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No
NBA Jam will not disappoint fans of the series, and even a casual gamer could get more than half of the achievements, especially if they have access to 3 controllers. Easy mode will work in both Classic Campaign and Play Now modes and should be taken advantage of by those who are going for the full 1000.
Part 1 - Classic Campaign:
In order to get all the achievements you will have to play through this mode a total of six times, once with a team from each division, this will likely be the most time consuming part. During your first play through you will get seven achievements with a total of 170
. Depending on your skill and luck you might pick up a few of the non-campaign/tour related achievements. Feel free to start a couple up early and experiment with teams that have stats that fit your playing style from different divisions. Through the course of your first full classic campaign you'll unlock several characters that might help you when you start doing remix mode. You don't have to do all six run-throughs before moving on, but I certainly recommend going all the way through at least once before attempting remix mode. Due to the easy difficulty being allowed during this gameplay mode, most players will be able to beat classic with little to no problem, but still don't expect to get Triple Up
in this mode unless you are extremely good at this game. If you do all of one conference first, you will get 100
for your third run-through and 200
for your sixth.
Part 2 - Remix Tour:
This is going to be the toughest part of all. Really through all of this, you are just going for Three The Hard Way
, but it is also quite possible and very likely to pick up Iron Will, Wrecking Crew, & Double Up
and picking up all five will get you 270
. Restart match may be your best friend during remix modes, especially during Boss Battles. Some of those are the hardest, most frustrating parts of the game, in the 21 games, if the Boss catches fire before you've scored at all you probably want to start over. Feel free to search this thread
for Boss Battle tips. Because this mode only has one difficulty, feel free to take a break from time to time to work on the remaining Classic play-throughs or move on to the next section. You will need to get 180/180 on the remix tour and you will face the Beastie Boys after the credits.
Part 3 - Online and Clean Up:
At this point you should have a good majority of the achievements and with the exception of Triple Up
can conceivably boost the rest of them online especially while working on the ranked match achievements... feel free to use this thread
to find people if you need to. The easiest way to find someone is to play solo match in 21 or an equally less popular play mode. Some people tend to say it's easiest to drop out of a game after 1 minute into it, giving the other player a win (or vice versa), but this doesn't always work. You might as well play out the matches or use this time to boost any of the achievements you can get from one match. The other good option involves having at least two controllers, preferably three and using what I call the Play Now method (set the 1st controller as the team you want to be. Then set the remaining two to the opposing team. With only two controllers you want to make sure that when the other players cpu gets the ball, you make him pass immediately). Remember to use the game settings from the player selection screen to change quarter lengths to your advantage (sometimes shorter, sometimes longer) and take advantage of the No Shot Clock trick in which you can run down the clock forever against a CPU team because they will not shove you as long as you are walking up and down the furthest point on your side of the court. These tricks make Clean Sheet
, Double Up
, & Triple Up
much easier than they first appear. Of course, if you really want a challenge you can just go for them through the course of a natural game. Just remember, you can adjust settings and unlock privileges for play now that can be beneficial to the whole clean up process.
Raw Rookie 10
Play an online ranked match
Simply play an online ranked match, with friends or strangers. See Start To Finish.
First Time for Everything 20
Win an online ranked match
This achievement can be unlocked naturally or by boosting it with some friend online. See Start To Finish.
Win 10 online ranked matches
Either win ten ranked matches naturally or boost this online with some friends. See Start To Finish.
Start to Finish 20
Win an online ranked match while leading after each quarter
Make sure that not only your team leads after each quarter but the player you are leads too. This one is probably best boosted with friends online. The easiest way to find someone is to play solo match in 21 or an equally less popular play mode. Some people tend to say it's easiest to drop out of a game after 1 minute into it, giving the other player a win (or vice versa), but this doesn't always work. You might as well play out the matches or use this time to boost any of the achievements you can get from one match.
Clean Sheet 50
Win a Classic or Remix game without letting the opposing team score
This one is much easier than it sounds (especially if you have three controllers) use the Play Now method (set the 1st controller as the team you want to be. Then set the remaining two to the opposing team. This can still be done with only two controllers but you want to make sure that when the other players cpu gets the ball, you make him pass immediately). If you only have one controller, your best bet is to boost it online or using the fact that if you change settings from the character selection you can take away the shot clock. As long as you walk up and down the very right side of the screen, the Cpu will not shove you, just remember to score a few at the end of quarters. It seems that this one has to be done in 2v2 or remix 2v2.