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Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs

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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 Blazers on the attack.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Called for charging. Happens way too often.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs DOS Title Screen
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs DOS A 360 degree dunk, what the All-Star game is all about.

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User Reviews

Nominated in the Worst Conversion category Genesis Roedie (5227)
Hook-Shot! DOS Attila (496)
An early licensed NBA game that is boring as hell Genesis Mario Duenaz (32)
My first love. DOS Roedie (5227)
Kareeeeeeeeeeem This! DOS Yeah Right (57)
Has a great gameplay value no any others can easily promise. DOS Accatone (5186)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1991 73 out of 100 73 Genesis Jun 05, 2008 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jul, 1991 8 out of 12 67
The Video Game Critic Genesis 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.
Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3028) and IJan (1919)