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Lakers vs. Celtics on Genesis is an update of the game of the same name for PCs. It features the same perspective, same action-oriented gameplay with an emphasis on offense, and the same game modes: exhibition games and the playoff tournament mode.

It features ten NBA teams from the '89-'90 season. Compared to the PC version, it also adds more signature moves, different home- and away-jerseys, animated coaches, TV-style scenes from other games in the halftime show, player portraits for the starting five, voice samples for the referee and counts the number of personal fouls a players has committed, making it possible for them to foul out.


Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Select one of these teams. Seattle, Utah and New York have been replaced with Portland, San Antonio and Philadelphia.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Phoenix Suns star Tom Chambers rises for the dunk.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Jordan tries to make a 3-pointer.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Blazers on the attack.

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User Reviews

Nominated in the Worst Conversion category Roedie (5253) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
An early licensed NBA game that is boring as hell Mario Duenaz (32) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
Power Play Mar, 1991 73 out of 100 73 Jun 05, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1991 24 out of 40 60
Sega Does Dec 06, 2017 C 50
The Video Game Critic Apr 19, 2005 D 25


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While both versions are called Lakers versus Celtics, it was actually the Detroit Pistons who won the NBA title in '88-'89 as well as '89-'90.
PCGamer77 (3234) added Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002