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2 .Welcome to Slam City
3 .Setting Up
a .Button Controls
7 Offensive Strategy
8 -Defensive Strategy
9 .Pick Your Game
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WELCOME TO SLA/Vt CITY
Look. This ain't some kind of summer camp. This is the
street. We don't play ball here just to pass time. It's a
way of life. We take our hoops seriously. Around here,
we play to win.
All right, Ace. You're the new guy. So it's not like we’re
just going to give you respect. You're gonna have to
You are gonna take on four of the toughest players Slam City has
to offer. You make a nice shot against these guys, you get some
respect. You take it to the hole strong, you get more respect. You
figure out how to really sky - and I mean some outrageous slam
dunk action - you're gonna see that respect really take off.
'Course, respect ain’t all a one way street. Let one of these guys
get by you and you're gonna lose some of that respect. Let them
beat you, and we're talking sinking ship.
What does all this respect get you? A chance for a shot
at the pros, maybe a Nike shoe deal of your own, and
— oh, yeah — a chance to go one-on-one with the
man himself — Scottie Pippen!
Set up your Sega CD and Sega Genesis as described in the
documents that came with the systems. Make sure you have your
control pad plugged into port 1 (the one on the left).
Turn on your TV or monitor, then turn on your Genesis.
The Sega CD logo screen will appear.
Open the disk tray or CD door.
Place any Slam City™ CD in the tray, label side up.
Close the tray or door.
If the Sega CD logo is on the screen, press Start to begin the
game. If the Control Panel is still on the screen, move the cursor
to the CD-ROM button and press button A, B or C to begin.
Slam City has so much action, it had to go on four compact
discs. You can start the game from any disc. If the disc you have
inserted does not have the opponent that you want to play, you
will be asked to insert one of the other discs.
If you know which opponent you want to play before you start,
you can put the correct disc in at the beginning. Disc 1 contains
all the action for Fingers, disc 2 has Juice, disc 3 has Mad Dog,
and disc 4 has Smash. All four discs have the action for Scottie
Pippen - but remember, you don't get to play Scottie until you
have earned at least 1 billion respect points.
THE OPTIONS SCREEN
THE OPENING SCREEN
While the Opening Sequence video is playing, press
left or right on the D-Pad to scroll through the list of
Press the Start button to begin a game of one-on-one with the
opponent you have selected.
Press the C Button to go to the options screen.
On the Options Screen, press up or down on the D-Pad to select
an item from the list of options.
If the option item selected is an On/Off toggle, press left or
right on the D-Pad to toggle the setting.
If the option item selected has a subscreen, press the Start
button to bring up the subscreen.
The A, B and C Buttons have various functions depending on the
option you have selected. See page 11 for more details about the
GAMEPLAY WHEN YOU ARE ON OFFENSE
Your strategy? This ought to be quick. Take it to the hole. Score
more than your opponent. Got it?
All right, Ace. Here's how.
Move right or left to try to get a clear shot at the
basket without your opponent getting in the way.
Press the A Button to begin your shot. Time your
release so that you let go of the A Button when you
are as close as possible to the top of your jump, and
when your opponent hasn't yet gotten his or her
Make sure you remember to release the ball while you're still in
the air. You'll lose some serious respect if you "up and down."
Adjust the strength of your shot by pressing up or down on the
D-Pad. The farther you are from the basket, the more strength
you'll need or it's Airball City. Set it too strong when you're close
to the hoop and you might as well get out the cement 'cause
we're talking brick.
What you gotta look for is a hole in the D. As good as
these guys are, every now and then you'll get an
opportunity to break by them and stuff one down their
If you see an opportunity to break by your opponent to
the right, press the D-Pad to the right to move all the
way to the right then press the B Button
If you see an opportunity to break by your opponent to the left,
press the D-Pad to move all the way to the left then press the
What you don't want to do is break in the wrong direction, or
keep pressing the B Button looking for a break opportunity.
If you telegraph moves like that, you'll get the ball stolen from
you every time.
Rumor has it, Ace, that you have a few tricks up your
sleeve. They say you can sky to the hoop like no one
else. If you can pull off one of these Super Slams,
respect is going to rain down from the heavens.
If you're good and fast, and hit the break opportunities
at their sweet spot, you'll pull off a Super Slam.
The more respect you earn, the bigger the Super Slam sweet
spots will be. There may even be a few secret codes that increase
how easy they are to get, or that maybe make every one of your
slams a Super Slam. You figure it out.
This is pretty basic stuff too, Ace. Stop your opponent from
scoring. Got it?
The basic idea on D is to keep your body right in front of your
opponent. If you leave an opening, your opponent will blow by
you so fast all you'll feel is the breeze.
If you think you can see where your opponent is looking to break
to the hole, press the C Button to try to steal the ball. You want
to try to steal only when it looks like your opponent is trying to
break on you. Otherwise, if you keep swatting down low at the
ball, your opponent is just gonna shoot over the top of you.
If your opponent tries to take a shot, you better get those hands
up. The faster you react with the A Button to get a hand in his
or her face, the worse the chance the ball has of going in.
If you time it just right and press the B Button at the moment
your opponent releases his shot, you just might do some
PICK YOUR GAME
There are a few important choices you have to make before you
play. All of these choices are described below in more detail in
the section "Choosing Options."
First, if you are just starting out you may want to turn the
TRAINING MODE on. With Training Mode ON, you can try to
learn the weaknesses in your opponent’s defense, and their
moves to the basket when they're on offense.
You can either play for points or by time. You can choose the
kind of game you want to play by selecting GAME TYPE from the
Another important choice you have to make is the BUCKETS
MODE. With Buckets Mode ON, the player who scores gets to
keep the ball for another offensive drive.
Regardless of the type of game you pick, each game consists of a
series of drives to the basket, with either you or your opponent
on offense, and the other on defense. There is always a ten
second shot clock, so don't screw around. Forget to take a shot
and you've just turned over the ball.
THE GAME SCREEN
During gameplay, the game screen shows several
Your score and your opponent's score are shown at the
bottom left and right corners of the screen.
Your shot strength meter is just above your score on the left side
of the screen.
The ten second shot clock is located just above you're opponent's
score on the right side of the screen.
Respect is a two-way street. Let your opponent score on you and
you’ll lose some respect. Lose to an easy opponent and you're
going nowhere fast.
The only way you are going to get any attention from the pros is
to earn a lot of respect. And the only way to get a shot at Scottie
Pippen is to earn at least 1 billion respect points.
From the Opening Sequence screen, press the C Button to
display the Options menu screen. To use the menu:
If you are playing a game with a time limit instead of playing
until someone reaches a specific score, the game clock appears
on the right side of the screen above the shot clock.
Finally, in the center of the screen at the bottom are your Respect
This is what it's all about - respect. You earn some respect
every time you score. You gain more respect for a slam than for a
shot. You get more respect for a Super Slam than for a
You get respect every time you win. Win big, you get even more
respect. The tougher the opponent, the more respect you'll earn
Once you consistently beat any one opponent, the more you play
that opponent the less respect you'll continue to earn.
If you're playing with Training Mode ON, you get no
respect at all.
Press up or down on the D-Pad to mark an option.
Press START to select that option. If the option setting is either
ON or OFF, START will toggle between the two. If the option is a
subscreen, START will display the subscreen.
Saves your current game state including Respect Points, so that
you can restore them later even after you have turned the power
off on your Sega CD. You can save up to 10 Slam City games,
provided there is enough unused backup RAM available on your
NOTE: You can free up backup RAM with the Delete Backup
Ram File option.
To save a game you must first give it a unique name. On the
Save Game subscreen:
Use the D-Pad to highlight a letter in the grid.
Press the A Button to set that letter in the name line. Continue
using the D-Pad and Button A to complete the name.
Press the B Button if you want to change the name. Each press
deletes the last letter in the name.
Press the C Button when the name is complete. To confirm that
you want to save, when prompted press the A Button for YES or
the B Button for NO.
Press the Start button to cancel the Save Game option if you
decide not to save the current game.
NOTE: The Sega CD's backup RAM must be formatted before
you can save games to it. See your Sega CD manual for
Restores a game you have previously saved. On the Restore Game
Press up or down on the D-Pad to mark the game that you want
Press the A Button to restore the marked game. If you decide not
to restore a game, you can press the C Button to exit.
From the main options screen, select EXIT to resume the game
you have restored.
Removes previously saved Slam City games. You can save only 10
Slam City games. Use this option to remove one or more
previously saved games to allow new games to be saved.
Note: Deleting a saved Slam City game does not free up any
backup RAM. To make more backup RAM available, use the
Delete Backup RAM File option.
DELETE BACKUP RAAA FILE
Removes files from Backup RAM to free up memory. You can
delete the saved game files from other games, as well as Slam
City’s save game file.
IMPORTANT: The ten Slam City saved games are stored in
backup RAM in one file named "SLAMCITYSAV." If you delete
this file, you will delete all ten of your Slam City saved games.
Similarly, Slam City's high scores are stored in the file
"SLAMCITYHGFI." If you delete this file, you will lose any high
score information you have accumulated.
HIGH SCORE LIST
Displays the High Score subscreen. The top ten respected players
can place their names on the High Score List. You can check out
where you rate by using this option.
Displays the Statistics subscreen. You can keep track of your
performance against your opponents by using this option.
Toggles the background music ON or OFF by pressing the
Toggles the Training Mode ON or OFF by pressing the START
button. With the Training Mode ON, the word "BREAK" will
appear at either side of the screen indicating when a slam dunk
break opportunity is available against an opponent, and which
direction you need to break. You can use this mode to learn the
weaknesses of each opponent.
NOTE: When Training Mode is ON, you don't earn any Respect
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
Toggles the Buckets Mode ON or OFF by pressing the START
button, When Buckets Mode is ON, after the player on offense
scores a basket, that player retains possession of the ball. When
Buckets Mode is OFF, after the player on offense scores,
possession changes to the player that was on defense.
Changes the type of game that you are playing. Press left or
right on the D-Pad to advance through each of the different
game type options:
SCORE TO 7 - The first player to score 7 points wins.
SCORE TO 11 - The first player to score 11 points wins.
SCORE TO 21 - The first player to score 21 points wins.
3:00 GAME - The player with the most points at the end of
three minutes wins.
5:00 GAME - The player with the most points at the end of five
NOTE: If the score is tied at the end of a timed game, the game
goes into Sudden Death, where the winner is the first player
Select this option and press START to return to the Opening
You, the new guy in town, looking for where the
serious hoop action is. Well, you found it. Now you
have a lot to prove and face an uphill battle to earn
He talks a lot of trash. He has to look good when he
scores. Lucky for you, though, he is the easiest to beat.
He telegraphs his breaks to the basket, and his
weakness on D is apparent. You’re not gonna get
a whole lot of respect by beating him.
She can hit anything from anywhere. Competition is
her middle name; makin' you look bad is her game.
Juice is tougher than she looks, but she can be beat.
You might earn some respect here.
He’s been known to ask for help climbing off the
backboard after skying past you to the hoop. White
men can jump. A quick word of caution - this guy is
crazy. Anytime you do something good against Mad
Dog you are gonna earn some respect.
He’s from the same gene pool as the big men. Hates
humanity. Hates you. Here's another guy that likes
living up to his name. He’s gonna be pretty hard to
beat, but you'll earn some mean respect if you pull one
off against this guy.
The real thing - not some cheap cartoon character
that maybe on a good day sorta looks like him. There
ain't nobody tougher. You only get a chance to play
Mr. Pippen if you earn some real respect - at least
1 billion points.
This is one hot babe. You and everyone else in Slam
City are trying to impress her. Stand in line, Ace.
This guy has more bad lines than a cheap suit. His
mission is to pick-up someone, anyone, before the
game is over.
This is one hip young brotha. He's got an opinion on everything
that happens on and off the court.
He hangs out with Malik ’cause he thinks hip-hop culture is cool.
But with that funky hat, most people think he looks like one of
Brittany's friend and the main object of Smooth's
Where did he get that purple suit? He's a bookie who
takes bets on anything.
Always with the notebook, he keeps a close eye on
your performance. Who is this guy anyway?
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