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Jordan vs Bird
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 EM20022
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 705101A
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[3] E051SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E051SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E051SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E051SMXI



Jordan vs Bird, called Jordan vs Bird: One on One (ジョーダン VS バード ONE on ONE) in Japan, is a 1992 one-on-one basketball game developed by Michael Abbot for Electronic Arts. Originally released for the Commodore 64 in 1988 (as a sequel to 1983 game, of Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One) it was ported to the the Sega Mega Drive in 1992.

Gameplay

Of all the ports which exist of Jordan vs Bird, the Mega Drive version is the most technically advanced, although the gameplay is much the same. Only Michael Jordan and Larry Bird are playable characters and the two are always seen on-screen in front of a single basketball net. The objective of the game is to score more hoops than the opposing player.

Promotional material

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GamePro (US) #34: "May 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
62 №10, p82/83[4]
70 №8, p61/62
89 №12, p72/73[5]
81 №9, p74/75[6]
84 №27, p153[7]
40 №5, p92
51 №6, p31-33
40 №21, p114/115[8]
89 №22, p131[9]
33 №32, p32
78 №8, p44/45[10]
78 №18, p66
57 №6, p26-28[11]
89 №11, p36/37[12]
72 №1, p8[13]
Sega Mega Drive
68
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
JordanVsBird MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
JordanvsBird MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
JordanVsBird MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
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JordanvsBird MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
Mega Drive, KR

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4d3ddd7c
MD5 0b37c95079a0c8e64230df35eb3888c2
SHA-1 4c3c6696157a3629f10aa60626f504cd64c36a58
512kB 1992-03 Cartridge (US/EU) v1
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 22d77e6d
MD5 ccd6d37edf46f4cbcd13f5677fa8e7a0
SHA-1 977430962510867b16c113cff1436cb75c0485ac
512kB 1992-03 Cartridge (US/EU) v0
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 8837e896
MD5 bb9bcdfb8f8665b69b60200108261d37
SHA-1 769d7ed746ccbec0bcbe271f81767ffcccd36cea
512kB 1992-09 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:SegaVisions US 08.pdf, page 58
  2. File:GamePro US 031.pdf, page 44
  3. File:SegaForce UK 06.pdf, page 28
  4. File:ConsolesPlus FR 010.pdf, page 82
  5. File:HobbyConsolas ES 012.pdf, page 72
  6. File:Joypad FR 009.pdf, page 74
  7. File:Joystick FR 027.pdf, page 153
  8. File:MeanMachines UK 21.pdf, page 114
  9. File:PlayerOne FR 022.pdf, page 127
  10. File:SegaPro UK 08.pdf, page 44
  11. File:SegaForce UK 06.pdf, page 26
  12. File:Supergame BR 11.pdf, page 36
  13. File:Supersonic FR 01.pdf, page 8


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)