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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 Who is guarding who? (window)
NBA Action 98 Windows It has player profiles for every player (window)
NBA Action 98 Windows The players look rather blocky (window)
NBA Action 98 Windows Replay of a one-handed dunk (window)

Promo Images

NBA Action 98 Magazine Advertisement
NBA Action 98 Magazine Advertisement

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 (5247)

Critic Reviews

Mega Score Windows Apr, 1998 94 out of 100 94
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jan, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Jan, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 04, 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1998 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker Windows Jan, 1998 74 out of 100 74
PC Action (Germany) Windows Feb 18, 1998 73 out of 100 73
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 1998 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Nov 26, 1997 6.8 out of 10 68
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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