Wonder where they got the crazy faces for the superstars of the upcoming NBA Jam? EA Sports didn't bring everyone in to mug for the camera; they used a vast library of NBA photos to add emotion to the game's zaniness.

As much as NBA Jam has to honor the over-the-top gameplay of its arcade predecessor, the game has to give it a visual style that is as unique for its time as the original game was in its. This two-minute clip shows how the game's artists reassembled and renovated the world of the two-on-two throwdown extravaganza.

The game is available Oct. 5 on Wii and as a free download with new retail copies of NBA Elite 11 for PS3 and 360.