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EA launches NBA JAM and FIFA 12 for Android

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EA launches NBA JAM and FIFA 12 for Android
Everyone loves games, that's just an undeniable fact, because everyone loves fun, and games are fun. Therefore, by logical extension everyone loves games. The trick is that not everyone loves all types of games, so if you don't like sports games, you may not care too much about EA's new releases for Android. EA is going for the sports crowd today with NBA JAM and FIFA 12. 

Both games are what you would expect from the respective franchises. FIFA 12 is much the same as last year's game including over 22 officially licensed leagues and 500+ teams (as if that's necessary). One new addition is that EA says it has optimized the control scheme for Android, which should make it easier to to break some ankles (that may only be a term used with basketball, but it feels as though it could easily translate to football as well.)

EA launches NBA JAM and FIFA 12 for Android
EA launches NBA JAM and FIFA 12 for Android


NBA JAM is the NBA JAM you'd expect as well. It's the high-flying, on-fire ridiculousness that has made the franchise so much fun over the years. The two-on-two match-ups can be played as a quick game, campaign or local multiplayer. Unfortunately, there is no online multiplayer, so you have to be with the person you're playing. Interestingly though, multiplayer can run over WiFi or Bluetooth. 

One note about NBA JAM, it does seem to have an incomplete compatibility list. EA hasn't published any official lists, but we can confirm that the game is incompatible with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which we would assume means no Android 4.0 compatibility. So, if you can help us out, let us know if you find any other incompatible devices. 

EA launches NBA JAM and FIFA 12 for Android
EA launches NBA JAM and FIFA 12 for Android


Both game come in North American and international flavors, both of which cost about $5. 

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posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:45

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


NBA JAM on droid :) I played this on Super Nintendo back in the 90's. I love the mega dunks.. :p

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 17:29

2. mikejaxer (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


About time they released Fifa 12.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 17:50

3. jczepole (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Not Compatible with Bionic.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 17:59

4. bustervic (Posts: 22; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Not compatible with Xperia S? wow.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 19:41

5. Penny (Posts: 1086; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


NBA JAM JAm Jam jam!!

He's on fire!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 22:46

6. WWErockesHD (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


Works for SGS2 and HTC Rhyme

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 16:31

7. bjarnebanan (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


Cannot install on SGSII with Android 4.0...

Annoying s**t...
WTF EA???????

I want to play this insanly funny game!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EA, Please let me!!!

Whats the f***** point to release a game these days without ICS support??
Looking for a good answer to that

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