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Jordan vs Bird: One on One

Genre
Perspective
Sport
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.5
DOS
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3.2
NES
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2.7
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Description

Two of the greatest icons of the Golden Age of the NBA match up in this game. On one side, the spectacular dunks of Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls; on the other, Larry Bird's incredible accuracy from the outside.

While Bird feels right home at the three-point contest, where five racks with five balls each are placed around the three-point arc and the player must pick each ball and throw in the the best timing possible to get as many points as possible during the 60 second window, only Jordan has the air-time to perform on the slam dunk contest, where the player has a number of dunks at his disposal, each requiring different timing to get the best score from all three attempts from the judges, and win the competition.

While they are two completely different players, they can still go one-on-one on a half-court match, played to points or with a time duration. Can Bird's stealing and outside shooting ability be a match to Jordan's speed and jumping abilities?

Screenshots

Jordan vs Bird: One on One Genesis If this was GTA, that whole sentence would have a completely different meaning.
Jordan vs Bird: One on One Genesis The hardest shot
Jordan vs Bird: One on One NES Title screen
Jordan vs Bird: One on One DOS ... go One on One.

Alternate Titles

  • "Jordan vs. Bird: Super One on One" -- Full Sega Genesis title

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User Reviews

It’s better than an air ball, but definitely not a 3-pointer. DOS Roedie (5226)

The Press Says

Player One Genesis Jul, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Just Games Retro NES Sep 04, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
N-Force Game Boy Jun, 1992 72 out of 100 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1989 711 out of 1000 71
Power Play DOS Nov, 1988 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Game Boy Sep, 1992 59 out of 100 59
NES Archives NES Jun 05, 2001 C 50
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Sep, 1989 2.5 out of 5 50
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 28, 2013 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Audience

When you take a look at the audience, you'll notice the Bulls mascot on one side and the Celtics mascot on the other side.

Also in the audience: a guy dressed in white & red basketball clothes with the number 6 on his breast. Six was the number that Julius Erving (a.k.a. Dr. J) wore when he played with Philadelphia. Not a coincidence of course, because this game is a sequel of the game One-on-One.


Contributed to by Trixter (8734), PCGamer77 (3026), Josh Routhier (13) and Thomas T (217)