NBA Showdown (Genesis)

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The final entry in Electronic Arts' basketball series based on the old NBA playoffs engine before the NBA Live series took over.

For the first time, the game features all 27 NBA teams from the 1993-1994 season. You can now play a full season with 82 games in addition to playoffs and exhibition games.

Back from the old versions are instant replays, signature moves (some of them new) and free throw T-meter. Game speed has been sped up.


NBA Showdown Genesis How well you did defensively
NBA Showdown Genesis Title screen
NBA Showdown Genesis Mode selection
NBA Showdown Genesis Team selection for exhibition

Alternate Titles

  • "NBA Showdown '94" -- Genesis title
  • "NBA Pro Basketball '94: Bulls vs. Suns" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "NBA Pro Basketball '94" -- Japanese Genesis title

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Game Players Apr, 1994 94 out of 100 94
GamePro (US) May, 1994 4 out of 5 80
High Score Jul, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Feb, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Feb, 1994 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1994 8 out of 12 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Sega Force Aug 10, 1994 50 out of 100 50
The Video Game Critic Apr 20, 2005 C 50


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