Quoting Nintendo Life's Jonathan Wahlgren:
"EA’s NBA Jam revival is not only a ridiculously good time, but it’s among the best arcade sports games on any platform this generation. Unless you abhor the series or genre in general, it’s tough not to get a kick out of Jam. Its fast gameplay, playful graphics and over-the-top action make it easy to get that adrenaline pumping, and the relative brevity of games acts as an infectious vector for one-more-game syndrome, especially if played with three other people. That being said, multi-platform gamers might want to hold off for the incoming HD versions that include online play, which is sorely missing here. If you only own a Wii, though, NBA Jam is a no-brainer."