Lost In Translation/NBA Showtime - NBA on NBC

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NBA Showtime
NBA Showtime marquee.
No screen shot.
NBA Showtime control panel.
Manufacturer Midway Games
Released 1998
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU R5000 (little) (@ 200.000 MHz)
ADSP2104 (@ 16.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
(2x) DMA-driven DAC
Raster (Horizontal)
640 x 480 pixels
57.00 Hz
Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 2 ROMs plus Laserdisc, Hard Disk or CD-ROM
557,056 bytes (544.00 KiB)
MAME ID nbashowt

About The Game

NBA Showtime - NBA on NBC is an arcade video basketball game.

Tips and tricks

Match-Up Screen Codes

Enter these at the match-up screen. The order they will be in is Turbo-Shoot-Pass-Direction

Code Effect
4-3-0-Right Alternate uniform
4-2-0-Right Away Uniform
2-0-0-Right Big Heads
1-3-1-Left Blizzard (outdoors only)
1-2-3-Up Fog on (outdoors only)
4-1-0-Right Home Uniform
4-0-1-Right Midway Uniform
1-2-3-Left Night Fog on (outdoors only)
2-0-1-Up No hotspots (teams must agree)
3-3-1-Left No Replays
4-4-4-Up No tip-off
1-4-1-Left Rainy Days (outdoors only)
1-0-0-Down Show Hot Spot
0-0-1-Down Show Shot %
1-2-1-Left Snow (outdoors only)
1-2-3-Right Swamp Fog on (outdoors only)
4-0-0-Right Team Uniforms (teams must agree)
1-2-3-Down Thick Fog on (outdoors only)
1-1-1-Down Tournament mode (no power-ups allowed)

Secret Characters

Enter these initials and PIN numbers to unlock secret characters with hidden attributes at the start of a game :

Initials Code Effect
CREATR 1954 Creature of the Black Lagoon
DANIEL 0604 Daniel Thompson
FRANK 1931 Frankenstein's Monster
OLDMAN 2001 Grandpa
HORSE 1966 Horse (White)
JASON 3141 Jason Skiles
JAPPLE 6660 Jeff Johnson
JENFR 3333 Jennifer Hendrick
ROOT 6000 John Root
KERRI 0220 Kerri Hoskins
KERRI 1111 Kerri Hoskins (alt uniform)
LIA 0712 Lia Montelongo
LIA 1111 Lia Montelongo (alt uniform)
TURMEL 0322 Mark Turmell
PINTO 1966 Pinto (Brown Horse)
RETRO 1970 Retro Bob
SAL 0201 Sal DiVita
BRIDE 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein
MUMMY 1932 The Mummy
WOLFMN 1941 The Wolfman


  1. NBA Jam (1993)
  2. NBA Jam Tournament Edition (1994)
  3. NBA Hangtime (1996)
  4. NBA Maximum Hangtime (1996)
  5. NBA Jam Extreme (1996)
  6. NBA Jam 99 (1998, N64)
  7. NBA Showtime - NBA on NBC (1999)
  8. NBA Jam 2000 (1999, N64)
  9. NBA Jam 2001 (2000, GBC)
  10. NBA Jam 2002 (2002, GBA)
  11. NBA Jam (2003, PS2)
  12. NBA Jam (2003, X-Box)
  13. NBA Jam (200?, unreleased GameCube prototype)

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo 64 (1999)
Sony PlayStation (1999)
Sega Dreamcast (1999)
Nintendo Game Boy Color (1999)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.