NBA Showdown

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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 SNES Free throws
NBA Showdown SNES The commentator announces the line-up.
NBA Showdown SNES You control the player with the red star.
NBA Showdown SNES Trying to block the shot.

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 SNES Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) Genesis May, 1994 4 out of 5 80
High Score Genesis Jul, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Genesis Feb, 1994 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jul, 1994 8 out of 12 67
Total! (Germany) SNES Feb, 1994 2.75 out of 6 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis May, 1994 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Genesis Apr 20, 2005 C 50
The Video Game Critic SNES Jun 06, 2001 D 25


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