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 Trying to block the shot.
NBA Showdown Genesis In the Boston Garden
NBA Showdown Genesis Title screen
NBA Showdown SNES Main menu - everything at a single glance

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 Genesis Apr, 1994 94 out of 100 94
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
Video Games SNES Feb, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Genesis Feb, 1994 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide SNES 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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