Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs

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Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US, Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Licensor: NBA Properties
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,900 (9,167)8,900e[3] EM20012
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[5] 709901
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E227SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[6] E227SMXI

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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.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs
English (US) Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs
Japanese NBAプロバスケットボール ブルズ VS レイカーズ NBA Pro Basketball: Bulls vs Lakers

Production 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:
In-game credits


  • 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
Source:
US manual

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #8: "May/June 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #36: "July 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-05: "May 1993" (1993-04-08)

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
30
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
63
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
80
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
40
[14]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
83
[15]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[5]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
87
[17]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[18]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
79
[19]
Joypad (FR)
84
[20]
Joystick (FR) PAL
91
[21]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
64
[22]
Mega Force (FR)
75
[23]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
80
[24]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
80
[25]
Mean Machines (UK)
83
[26]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
83
[27]
Player One (FR)
80
[28]
Play Time (DE)
72
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
78
[30]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
78
[31]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
77
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
66
[33]
Supersonic (FR)
86
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
70
[35]
Video Games (DE)
60
[36]
Zero (UK)
85
[37]
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
29 reviews

Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Bulls Vs Lakers MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (EA Sports)
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Cover
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Manual

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

  1. File:BvLatNBAPO MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "May 1993" (JP; 1993-04-08), page 15
  4. Sega Visions, "May/June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 58
  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "August 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 76
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 MegaTech, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-20), page 18
  7. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 50
  8. Sega Visions, "August/September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 67
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 26
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 40
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-08), page 21
  12. Consoles +, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 94
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 30
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 299
  15. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 29
  16. Famitsu, "1993-04-09" (JP; 1993-03-26), page 1
  17. Game Zone, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-24), page 36
  18. Hippon Super, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-04), page 46
  19. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 154
  20. Joypad, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-xx), page 58
  21. Joystick, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 161
  22. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
  23. Mega Force, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 66
  24. Mega Play, "August 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 65
  25. MegaTech, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-20), page 54
  26. Mean Machines, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-27), page 66
  27. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 137
  28. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 76
  29. Play Time, "12/92" (DE; 1992-11-04), page 96
  30. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 64
  31. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  32. Sega Force, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 64
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  34. Supersonic, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 19
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 33
  36. Video Games, "8/92" (DE; 1992-07-22), page 50
  37. Zero, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 26


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