Not a single NBA game had been released on the N64 yet (12 NBA games were released by the end of the N64's life cycle). This meant that NBA Hang Time had the potential to be a big seller and capitalize on the lack of competition. Unfortunately it didn't do that. The game reeked of what had already been done on the SNES and PS1 with NBA Jam. This isn't to say that the game isn't fun. NBA Hang Time is purely an arcade basketball game.