The voice of NBA Jam is a Rage 2 pre-order bonus

He's on fire! Literally, this time.

If you played NBA Jam back in the early 90s, as I did, you'll instantly recognise the voice of Tim Kitzrow.

Kitzrow's bellowed basketball commentary became synonymous with NBA Jam, his "he's on fire!" and "BOOMSHAKALAKA!" lines iconic for a generation of video game players. Here's how it looked:

Now, 25 years after NBA Jam came out, Kitzrow has reprised his role - except he's doing it in a very different game: Rage 2.

Bethesda announced Rage 2 has a pre-order bonus called the He's on Fire cheat code. This adds Kitzrow's legendary lines from back in the day to the open-world post-apocalyptic shooter, as well as some Rage 2-themed ones. Here's how it looks - and sounds.

This is one of the more eye-catching pre-order bonuses I've seen in recent years, and further evidence - not that it's needed at this point - that Rage 2 has positioned itself as an over-the-top, not-to-be-taken-too-seriously hyper-bloody shooter. It looks like fun!

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (19)

About the author

Wesley Yin-Poole

Wesley Yin-Poole

Deputy Editorial Director  |  wyp100

Wesley is deputy editorial director of ReedPop. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (19)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store