NBA Action 98

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NBA Action 98
System(s): Sega Saturn, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Windows PC
Sega PC
Developer:
Distributor:
Windows PC
Worldwise Enterprise (TW)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
6Player, Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Sports[1] (basketball)

















Number of players:
Sega Saturn
1-10
Windows PC
1-5
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$49.9949.99[4] 81124
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81124-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81124-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
ES
MK81124-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
UK
MK81124-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FNBA05SSC
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
191406
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
JP
¥6,800 (7,140)6,800e[1] HCJ-0136
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
US
$49.9949.99[4] 85066
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
US
(Expert Software)
T-6811-01
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
EU
MK 85066-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
DE
USK: 0
Windows PC
UK
MK 85066-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
PL
Windows PC
BR
503836
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
KR
Windows PC
TW

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NBA Action 98 (NBAアクション98) is a basketball game released as part of Sega's NBA Action series for the Sega Saturn and Windows PCs.

The Expert Software PC release was named simply NBA Action and had different cover art. Screenshots on the back cover confirm it to be the same game and not the earlier NBA Action.

Gameplay

Due to Michael Jordan pulling out of the NBA Players Accociation in favour of his own licensing deals, NBA Action 98 replaces Jordan with "1 Guard", who wears a 98 shirt.

Teams

  • Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks
  • Boston Celtics Boston Celtics
  • Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets
  • Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks
  • Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets
  • Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons
  • Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors
  • Houston Rockets Houston Rockets
  • Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers
  • Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers
  • Miami Heat Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves
  • New Jersey Nets New Jersey Nets
  • New York Knicks New York Knicks
  • Orlando Magic Orlando Magic
  • Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers
  • Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns
  • Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers
  • Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs
  • Seattle SuperSonics Seattle SuperSonics
  • Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors
  • Utah Jazz Utah Jazz
  • Vancouver Grizzlies Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Washington Wizards Washington Wizards
  • Eastern Conference All-Stars East
  • Western Conference All-Stars West

History

Previews suggest this game was once titled NBA Action '97, with a planned release of September 1997. After a small delay, it was retitled to take into account the apporaching new year.

NBA Action 98 was developed prior to Visual Concepts being bought by Sega. As such, roughly the same game exists on the PlayStation as NBA Fastbreak '98, which was developed by Visual Concepts for Midway Games.

Production credits

Saturn version

Visual Concepts
  • Lead Engineer: Aki Rimpiläinen
  • Lead AI Engineer: Matthew Hamre
  • AI Engineer: Chris Larson
  • Win95 Engineer: Chuck Batson
  • Engineers: Mark Horsley, Johnnie Yang
  • Art Director: Alvin Cardona
  • Animations/Player Models/Textures: Han Cho (Lead), Mark A. Anderson, Cameron Chun
  • Movies, Logos, Screens, Player Textures/Faces, Arenas: David Lee, Kurt Lai-Fatt, Wayne Herman
  • Menus, Designs, Screens: Leandro Peñaloza, Fred Wong
  • Lead Library Engineer: Dave O'Connor
  • Lead Tools Engineer: Audrey Seymour
  • Director of Technology: Tim Walter
  • Library Engineer: Chuck Batson
  • Tools Engineers: Joshua Lee, Owen Brand
  • Sound and Music Director: Mark Chosak
  • Quality Assurance: Rick Andraschko
  • Project Manager: Jeffrey J. Thomas
  • Executive Producer: Gregory A. Thomas
  • Special Thanks: Scott L. Patterson, Ryan Plank, Alice Crysdale
Source:
Manual credits (US)
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Magazine articles

Main article: NBA Action 98/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #101: "December 1997" (1997-1x-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Player One (FR) #82: "Janvier 1998" (199x-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 [13]
Sega Saturn
76
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR) PAL
85
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[15]
Fun Generation (DE)
90
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[17]
Joypad (FR) PAL
88
[18]
Level (TR)
88
[19]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
80
[20]
Mega Console (IT) NTSC-U
60
[21]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
88
[22]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
87
[23]
Neo (PL)
60
[24]
Saturn Power (UK) PAL
90
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
91
[26]
Sega Saturn
81
Based on
13 reviews

NBA Action 98

Saturn, US
NBAAction98 Saturn US Box Back.jpgNBAAction98 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Nbaaction98 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
NBAAction98 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, AU
NBAAction98 Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
NBAAction98 Sat BR backcover.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction98 Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
75
[27]
Gameshow (TR)
92
[28]
PC Jeux (FR)
64
[29]
Riki (SK)
78
[30]
Strana Igr (RU)
90
[31]
Windows PC
80
Based on
5 reviews

NBA Action 98

PC, JP
NBAAction98 PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction98 PC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, US
NBAAction98 PC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)

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Jewel Case
PC, EU
NBAAction98 PC EU back.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction98 PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 PC EU disc.jpg
Disc
NBAAction98 PC EU jback.jpgNBAAction98 PC EU jfront.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, BR
NBAAction98 PC BR back.jpgNBAAction98 PC BR front.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 PC BR jback.jpgNBAAction98 PC BR manual.pdf
Jewel Case
PC, KR

PC, TW

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Disc

Technical information

Main article: NBA Action 98/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
288,769,152 CD-ROM (EU) MK81124-50 V1.007
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
287,023,968 CD-ROM (US) 81124 V1.005

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://sega.jp/search/result.php?page=10&pf=11 (Wayback Machine: 2017-03-04 04:29)
  2. Game Informer, "October 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 40
  3. http://riehlspot.simplenet.com/vgame/new/saturn.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-02-21 17:22)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Press release: 1997-10-20: Real Roundball Without The Elbow Jabs: NBA Action '98 For Sega Saturn And PC
  5. Computer & Video Games, "October 1997" (UK; 1997-09-12), page 49
  6. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1998-01-19), page 24
  7. http://centromail.es:80/nuevo/consolas/sat.asp (Wayback Machine: 1998-05-12 20:07)
  8. http://www.sega-saturn.com:80/software.htm (Wayback Machine: 1997-12-10 17:31)
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.sega-europe.com:80/pc/pcgame.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-02-10 17:13)
  10. File:Nbaaction98 sat us manual.pdf, page 28
  11. Ultra Game Players, "December 1997" (US; 1997-1x-xx), page 50
  12. Game Informer, "December 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 64
  13. GamesMaster, "March 1998" (UK; 1998-02-26), page 83
  14. Consoles +, "Janvier 1998" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 105
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1998" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 161
  16. Fun Generation, "01/98" (DE; 1997-12-17), page 111
  17. GamePro, "January 1998" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 116
  18. Joypad, "Janvier 1998" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 106
  19. Level, "3/98" (TR; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  20. MAN!AC, "01/98" (DE; 1997-12-10), page 101
  21. Mega Console, "Dicembre 1997" (IT; 1997-xx-xx), page 81
  22. Mega Force, "Avril/Mai/Juin 1998" (FR; 1998-0x-xx), page 36
  23. Mega Fun, "02/98" (DE; 1998-01-07), page 84
  24. Neo, "Kwiecień 1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 23
  25. Saturn Power, "February 1998" (UK; 1997-12-31), page 84
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1998" (UK; 1998-01-14), page 74
  27. Gry Komputerowe, "4/1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  28. Gameshow, "Subat 1998" (TR; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  29. PC Jeux, "Février 1998" (FR; 1998-01-28), page 84
  30. Riki, "Maj-Jun 1998" (SK; 1998-06-05), page 32
  31. Strana Igr, "Yanvar 1998" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 126


NBA Action 98

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