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Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs

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Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US/EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,900 EM20012
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.95[1] 709901
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99 E227SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E227SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E227SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E227SMXI



Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs, called NBA Pro Basketball: Bulls vs Lakers (NBAプロバスケットボール ブルズ VS レイカーズ) in Japan, is a 1991 basketball game for the Sega Mega Drive by Electronic Arts and a "sequel" to Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs.

The changes in Bulls vs Lakers primarily include the updated team roster, now reflecting the 1991 NBA Playoffs. It also features updated graphics, an announcer (EA's Bing Gordon) and an instant replay function.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits
  • Genesis Programming by: Lisa Ching, Jeff Lefferts, Edwin Reich
  • Graphics and Animation by: Cynthia Hamilton, Paul Vernon
  • Sound and Music by: Michael Bartlow
  • Technical Director: Edwin Reich
  • Produced by: Don Traeger and Happy Keller
  • Assistant Producer: Gerald McLane
  • Original Design by: Robert Weatherby
  • Special Thanks to: Nels Anderson


Source: US manual
  • Additional Design: Happy Keller
  • Product Management: Sue Goerss
  • Package Design: E.J. Saraille
  • Documentation: R.J. Berg and J. Poolos
  • Documentation Layout: Jennie Maruyama
  • Testing: Randy Delucchi and Scott Gilliland
  • Quality Assurance: David Costa

Magazine articles

Main article: Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #8: "May/June 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #36: "July 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[3]
  • Sega Visions (US) #9: "August/September 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[4]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) 1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide (199x-xx-xx)[5]
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #36: "July 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №12, p94-95[6]
83 №1, p29Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[7]
85 №37, p74[1]
87 №12, p36-38
84 №13, p58
91 №31, p161
64 №5, p90
80 №10, p54-57[8]
83 №24, p66-68[9]
80 №24, p76-77[10]
78 №9, p64-65[11]
78 №18, p64
77 №9, p64-65[12]
85 №36, p26[13]
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Bulls Vs Lakers MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e56023a0
MD5 db1441972367b4cb708351fcb0736887
SHA-1 102652dcd218e3420ea9c4116231fa62f8fcd770
1MB 1992-06 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4416ce39
MD5 87d3a0872dc08f07079de4702a21b27d
SHA-1 003b01282aff14ccea9390551aba5ac4a9e53825
1MB 1992-06 Cartridge (JP)

References


Electronic Arts sports games for Sega systems
American Football
John Madden Football (1990) | John Madden Football '92 (1991) | John Madden Football '93 (1992) | John Madden Football: Championship Edition (1992) | Mutant League Football (1993) | Madden NFL '94 (1993) | Bill Walsh College Football (1993) | Bill Walsh College Football '95 (1994) | Madden NFL '95 (1994) | Madden NFL 96 (1995) | College Football USA 96 (1995) | Madden NFL 97 (1996) | College Football USA 97 (1996) | Madden NFL 98 (1997)
Baseball
Tony La Russa Baseball (1993) | MLBPA Baseball (1994) | La Russa Baseball 95 (1994) | Triple Play 96 (1995) | Triple Play: Gold Edition (1996)
Basketball
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (1990) | Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs (1991) | Jordan vs Bird (1992) | Team USA Basketball (1992) | Bulls versus Blazers and the NBA Playoffs (1993) | NBA Showdown '94 (1994) | NBA Live 95 (1994) | NBA Live 96 (1995) | Coach K College Basketball (1995) | NBA Live 97 (1996) | NBA Live 98 (1997)
Golf
Zany Golf (1990) | PGA Tour Golf (1990) | PGA Tour Golf II (1992) | PGA Tour Golf III (1994) | PGA European Tour (1994) | PGA Tour 96 (1995) | PGA Tour 97 (1996)
Ice Hockey
NHL Hockey (Mega Drive) (1991) | NHLPA Hockey '93 (1992) | NHL Hockey '94 (1993) | Elitserien 95 (1994) | Mutant League Hockey (1994) | NHL 95 (1994) | Elitserien 96 (1995) | NHL 96 (1995) | NHL Hockey (Game Gear) (1995) | NHL 97 (Mega Drive) (1996) | NHL 97 (Saturn) (1996) | NHL 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | NHL 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Racing
Mario Andretti Racing (1994) | Andretti Racing (1996) | NASCAR 98 (1997)
Rugby
Rugby World Cup 1995 (1994) | Australian Rugby League (1995)
Soccer
FIFA International Soccer (8-bit) (1993) | FIFA International Soccer: Championship Edition (1994) | FIFA Soccer 95 (1994) | FIFA Soccer 96 (32X | Saturn) (1995) | FIFA Soccer 97 (Gold Edition) (1996) | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Misc.
EA Sports Double Header (1992) | IMG International Tour Tennis (1994) | Toughman Contest (1994)