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Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (Genesis)

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Lakers vs. Celtics is a basketball game featuring real NBA teams. Gameplay is action-oriented with an emphasis on offense. Play an exhibition game or try to win the NBA title in the playoff tournament mode. A season mode is not available. You can substitute tired players but there aren't any other management options.

The DOS version has ten '88-'89 NBA teams, including the East and West All-Stars. You can play with some of the biggest names in NBA history including Kareem, Bird, Jordan and Ewing. Several star players have their own signature move.

The Genesis version, which was released one year later, has ten NBA teams from the '89-'90 season. It also adds more signature moves, different home- and away-jerseys, player portraits for the starting five, voice-samples for the referee and counts the number of personal fouls a players has committed.


Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Lakers and Celtics ready for the tip-off
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis The new title screen.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Phoenix Suns star Tom Chambers rises for the dunk.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Select one of these teams. Seattle, Utah and New York have been replaced with Portland, San Antonio and Philadelphia.

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User Reviews

Nominated in the Worst Conversion category Roedie (5227) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
An early licensed NBA game that is boring as hell Mario Duenaz (32) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Mar, 1991 73 out of 100 73 Jun 05, 2008 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1991 8 out of 12 67
The Video Game Critic Apr 19, 2005 D 25


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If you keep pressing the fire key (or the Enter key) after a defensive foul, one of your opponent's reserve players throws an object to the court while you are trying the first free shot.
PCGamer77 (3028) added Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002
Other platforms contributed by IJan (1919)