Ever since 1994's Barkley: Shut Up and Jam revolutionized the world of two-on-two basketball games, fans everywhere have been clamoring for a sequel. Unfortunately, the fat cat game industry executives that control these things are sitting blind in their ivory towers, unaware of the massive marketing potential for a game endorsed by the Round Mound of Rebound in today's complex game market.

Enter homebrew developer Chef Boyardee, who stepped in where the rights-holders wouldn't to create Tales of Game's Studios Presents Chef Boyardee's Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa. The game takes everything you loved about Shut Up and Jam -- the pixelated graphics, the tinny sound, and, of course, Charles Barkley -- and puts it in a post-apocalyptic RPG world where basketball has been outlawed. This might require some adjustment for those expecting a straight-up, NBA Jam-style basketball game, but cameos from fan favorites Michael Jordan and Larry Bird will satisfy those nostalgic whims.

Download the demo from the Gaming World forums or watch the gripping trailer after the jump.

[Via The Independent Game Source]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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