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Description

Sega's first attempt at Basketball on the PC includes plenty of neat visuals; realistic AI and motion capture work; official licenses of the NBA including players, teams and courts; practice mode to help you get used to your team; and a multiplayer mode (for up to 5 players on one computer). You can also create your own team and players in the edit mode, in case you don't like what the NBA offers.

Screenshots

NBA Action 98 Windows Select one of these camera views (window)
NBA Action 98 Windows Team selection (window)
NBA Action 98 Windows It has player profiles for every player (window)
NBA Action 98 Windows Choose your strategy with the coaching options (window)

Alternate Titles

  • "NBA Fastbreak '98" -- PlayStation title

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User Reviews

There's a very good game underneath those ugly graphics. Windows Roedie (5211)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 04, 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker Windows Jan, 1998 74 out of 100 74
PC Action Windows Feb 18, 1998 73 out of 100 73
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 1998 72 out of 100 72
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1998 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Nov 26, 1997 6.8 out of 10 68
PC Jeux Windows Jan, 1998 64 out of 100 64
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Cover

The cover features the LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during his rookie season ('1996-'97). Kobe is even mentioned in the game's credits. The rosters of the game itself are based on the '97-'98 season (Tim Duncan's rookie year).

Playstation version

While the Sega Saturn and Windows versions of the game feature some of the courtside billboards displaying the Sega Saturn logo, the Sega logo, and the Sega Sports logo, the Playstation version unsurprisingly has these logos now saying Fastbreak, Midway, and Visual Concepts.


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