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NBA Hangtime NBA Hangtime - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

NBA Hangtime - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A two-on-two basketball game featuring players from the NBA. Player attributes in the game are based on those of their real life counterparts. Known for the wide variety of outrageous, high flying slam dunks that are performed.

NBA Hangtime was produced by Midway Games in 1996.

Midway Games released 53 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Midway Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period NBA Hangtime was produced include: 2 On 2 Open Ice Challenge, Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, WWF Wrestle Mania, Cruis'n USA, War Gods, Touch Master 2000 Plus, Killer Instinct 2, NBA Maximum Hangtime, and Cruis'n World


Name NBA Hangtime
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8812
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Turbo|Pass|Shoot
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel NBA Hangtime Control Panel Image

Game Play

The goal of the game is to become NBA World Champion, to do this, you need to create your custom character and win all matches. Every three matches you get additional points to upgrade your playerstats. In the end, your player will be maxed out in all skills exept height and weight. When you beat half of the teams, you can activate the locked "Smarter Drone" option.

NBA Hangtime KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.65 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.80

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Codes and Cheats *** All codes are entered at the "Tonight's Matchup" screen *** 1. Compter Assistance Disabled [002] 2. Hyper Speed [552] 3. Maximum Speed [284] 4. Quick Passing [120] 5. Tournament Mode [111] 6. Unlimited Turbo [461] 7. ABA Basketball [111] 8. Baby Mode [025] 9. Big Head [101] 10. Rooftop Court [300] Hold *LEFT* Turbo: 3

BUGS: Sometimes when players rebound, dunk or get pushed, the players image does not go up but executes the action anyway. So you will get like a low-flying dunk.

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I believe this is the first NBA game that actually rocks all the way. It can keep you going for hours, certainly when you are with some friends. I am pretty sure it is the first game to use "Double Dunks" and it contains some of the coolest dunks ever seen. There is also a pc version available, which is an excellent port of the Arcade version.

Cabinet Information

The game was released in a dedicated 25-inch four-player cabinet and in conversion kit form.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op NBA Hangtime Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Common - There are 39 known instances of this machine owned by NBA Hangtime collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 22 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a NBA Hangtime machine for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a NBA Hangtime circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for NBA Hangtime.

This game ranks a 9 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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