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Two of the greatest icons of the Golden Age of the NBA match up in this game. On one side, the spectacular dunks of Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls; on the other, Larry Bird's incredible accuracy from the outside.

While Bird feels right home at the three-point contest, where five racks with five balls each are placed around the three-point arc and the player must pick each ball and throw in the the best timing possible to get as many points as possible during the 60 second window, only Jordan has the air-time to perform on the slam dunk contest, where the player has a number of dunks at his disposal, each requiring different timing to get the best score from all three attempts from the judges, and win the competition.

While they are two completely different players, they can still go one-on-one on a half-court match, played to points or with a time duration. Can Bird's stealing and outside shooting ability be a match to Jordan's speed and jumping abilities?


Jordan vs Bird: One on One NES Title screen
Jordan vs Bird: One on One NES For threeeeee!
Jordan vs Bird: One on One NES Choosing dunk for the slam dunk contest
Jordan vs Bird: One on One NES Choosing options for the full one-on-one game

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Jordan vs Bird: One on One Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "ジョーダン VS バード ONE on ONE" -- Japanese Mega Drive spelling
  • "Jordan vs Bird: Super One on One" -- In-game Genesis title

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Just Games Retro Sep 04, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Apr 03, 2016 C 50
NES Archives Jun 05, 2001 C 50
Nintendo Power Magazine Sep, 1989 2.5 out of 5 50
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50 Jun, 2012 C- 42
The Video Game Critic Apr 20, 2003 F 0


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When you take a look at the audience, you'll notice the Bulls mascot on one side and the Celtics mascot on the other side.

Also in the audience: a guy dressed in white & red basketball clothes with the number 6 on his breast. Six was the number that Julius Erving (a.k.a. Dr. J) wore when he played with Philadelphia. Not a coincidence of course, because this game is a sequel of the game One-on-One.

PCGamer77 (3225) added Jordan vs Bird: One on One (NES) on Sep 27, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (9115), PCGamer77 (3225), Josh Routhier (19) and Thomas T (230)
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