Super Real Basketball

From Sega Retro

(Redirected from Pat Riley Basketball)

This short article is in need of work. You can help Sega Retro by adding to it.

SuperRealBasketball MDTitleScreen.png
Super Real Basketball/Pat Riley Basketball
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-Tech
Genre: Sports

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,000 G-4021
Sega Mega Drive
$49.95[1] 1201
Sega Mega Drive
US (Classic)
$29.95[3] 1201C
Sega Mega Drive
£34.99[4] 1201
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1201
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1201
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1201
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
₩? GM4042JG

Super Real Basketball (スーパーリアルバスケットボール) is a 1990 basketball game by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive. When released in the US, it was renamed Pat Riley Basketball.

A version of Pat Riley Basketball on the Sega Master System was planned, demonstrated at Summer CES 1990, but ultimately cancelled — a prototype ROM circulates. Had it been released, it would have debuted next to the redesigned Master System II console in North America.

During development, the North American Mega Drive version had the longer name of Pat Riley's Slammin' and Jammin' Basketball.


The game is a 3D basketball game typical for the time. C passes and A shoots the ball when in your possession. When in the opponent's possession, some button — possibly A (TODO) — intercepts the ball.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Main Program: Big Egg.N
  • Sub Program: Battle.M
  • Design: Makiron, Tommy 2000, Kagami Ya, and Sigecyan, Ibaragi Kohda, Yamasan
  • Sound: Seba-Hiko
  • Director: Revin.I

Magazine articles

Main article: Super Real Basketball/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #1: "June/July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #13: "August 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[6]
  • GamePro (US) #12: "July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[7]
  • VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) #18: "July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[8]
Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #16: "November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
81 №4, p35[12]
89 №102, p103[13]
89 №113, p79[14]
93 №10, p104[15]
64 №4, p79
81 №1, p80[16]
79 №7, p56/57[17]
83 №6, p43[18]
82 №6, p52[4]
65 №17, p17
60 №23, p54
89 №6, p30[19]
82 №18, p68
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
13 reviews

Mega Drive, US
SRB MD US Box.jpg
PRB MD US Cart.jpg
Pat Riley Basketball MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
PatRileyBasketball MD US Box SegaClassic.jpg
PRB MD US Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
SRB MD EU Box.jpg
SuperRealBasketball MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
SRB MD JP Box.jpg
SuperRealBasketball MD JP CartTop.jpg
SRB MD JP Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, KR
SuperRealBasketball MD KR cover.jpg
SuperRealBasketball MD KR carttop.jpg
SuperRealBasketball MD KR cartback.jpgSuperRealBasketball MD KR cart.jpg
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №23, p60
86 №6, p30[19]
Sega Master System
Based on
2 reviews

Mega-Tech version

SuperRealBasketball MegaTech Cart Top.jpg
SuperRealBasketball MegaTech Cart.jpg


  1. File:GamePro US 013.pdf, page 52
  2. File:EGM US 011.pdf, page 49
  3. File:SegaVisions US 09.pdf, page 20
  4. 4.0 4.1 File:Raze UK 06.pdf, page 52
  5. File:EGM US 012.pdf, page 9
  6. File:EGM US 013.pdf, page 7
  7. File:GamePro US 012.pdf, page 61
  8. File:VG&CE US 18.pdf, page 59
  9. File:GamePro US 016.pdf, page 100
  10. File:GPSG US 01.pdf, page 8
  11. File:SegaVisions US 03.pdf, page 22
  12. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 35
  13. File:CVG UK 102.pdf, page 103
  14. File:CVG UK 113.pdf, page 79
  15. File:Joystick FR 010.pdf, page 104
  16. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 80
  17. File:MeanMachines UK 07.pdf, page 56
  18. File:PlayerOne FR 006.pdf, page 43
  19. 19.0 19.1 File:SegaPro UK 06.pdf, page 30