Tales of Game's Presents Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa is a freeware RPG developed by Tales of Game's Studios, presented as an unofficial sequel to Barkley Shut Up and Jam!. Despite its name suggesting it is a sequel to Barkley Shut Up and Jam!, its story has more to do with the movie Space Jam. It features traditional JRPG-styled battles and dungeons.
The player controls ex-NBA player Charles Barkley and a handful of secondary characters. A host of ex- and current NBA players also feature as NPCs.
The game's battle system, dubbed the "B.A.B.B.Y. System," is influenced by many commercial JRPGs. Enemies appear on the game field and may run at the player and attack if the player moves into their line of sight. Once a battle is initiated, each player has a number of attacks and skills they can use. Most attacks require multiple or timed button presses as in the Mario RPG series, and some of the attacks are accuracy-based, dealing more damage for more accurate hits. The characters can also be placed into healing, attack and effect battle roles, depending on their skill set.
This game is freaking fantastic for a freeware game. Too bad the studio broke up before they could make the sequal.