ESPN NBA Hangtime '95
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- For the unrelated Mega Drive game, see NBA Hang Time.
|ESPN NBA Hangtime '95|
|System(s): Sega Mega-CD|
|Publisher: Sony Imagesoft|
|Developer: Sony Imagesoft|
|Peripherals supported: Team Player|
|Number of players: 1-4|
ESPN NBA Hangtime '95 is a basketball game for the Sega Mega-CD. It was only released in North America.
The game makes use of the Mega-CD's sprite scaling and rotation capabilities to simulate 3D gameplay. It has a hip-hop soundtrack and features full-motion video segments of ESPN sportscasters Dan Patrick and Stuart Scott covering the matches.
The game is a fast-paced two-on-two basketball game, similar to NBA Jam but using a 3D perspective and a half-court with one basket. The goal is to get more baskets than the other team, with baskets from within the key counting for two points and baskets from outside the key counting for three points. Each game is four quarters long, with each quarter lasting 2, 5, or 12 minutes (depending on player preference). The player can choose to play an exhibition match (one game), a full season, or the play-offs (skipping the regular season). The player can also choose the difficulty level of AI opponents (Easy, Medium, or Hard) and who gets the ball after each score (winners or losers).
The game supports up to four players simultaneously with the Team Player. Two players can play on the same team or one human player can play with a computer-controlled teammate (in which case the game automatically switches control to whichever team member has the ball, unless Tag Mode is disabled in the options).
In addition to the NBA Hangtime mode, there is also an ESPN World Tour mode that substitutes the NBA players and arena for 12 international teams with fictional players and courts. These teams have unusual appearances, such as the London team dressing as bobbies and the Tahitian team wearing hula skirts. Each team has two special dunks that can be done with special button combinations.
The game includes all 27 NBA teams of the time, with three players from each.
|Western||Dallas Mavericks||Jamal Mashburn|
|Denver Nuggets||Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf|
|Golden State Warriors||Latrell Sprewell|
|Houston Rockets||Hakeem Olajuwon|
|L.A. Clippers||Pooh Richardson|
|L.A. Lakers||Nick Van Exel|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Isaiah Rider|
|Phoenix Suns||Danny Manning|
|Portland Blazers||Clyde Drexler|
|Sacramento Kings||Mitch Richmond|
|San Antonio Spurs||Dennis Rodman|
|Seattle Supersonics||Gary Payton|
|Utah Jazz||John Stockton|
|Eastern||Atlanta Hawks||Kevin Willis|
|Boston Celtics||Dominique Wilkins|
|Charlotte Hornets||Larry Johnson|
|Chicago Bulls||B.J. Armstrong|
|Cleveland Cavs||Mark Price|
|Detroit Pistons||Lindsey Hunter|
|Indiana Pacers||Reggie Miller|
|Miami Heat||Glen Rice|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Eric Murdock|
|New Jersey Nets||Derrick Coleman|
|New York Knicks||Patrick Ewing|
|Orlando Magic||Horace Grant|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Jeff Malone|
|Washington Bullets||Tom Gugliotta|
ESPN World Tour
- Motor City
- Washington, D.C.
- Venice Beach
- Programming: Kelly Walker, Paul Willman
- Additional Programming: Bill Hicks, Russel Shanks, Eric Hagstrom
- Lead Artist: Joe Brisbois
- 3D Effects: Emmanuel Valdez
- Background Art: Alesia Howard, Milo Cooper
- Animations: Steve Mitchell, Burt Huntsinger, Dave Fenderson, Ted Robertson, Andy Jarros, John Scharmen
- Music and Sound Effects: Joe Hight, Rex Baca
- Rap Performed by: Ecin Sa Eciwt
- Rap Arranged and Produced by: Lagsbartt Phillips
- Video Production: Greg Oberle, Dave Oberle
- Producer: Christopher Whaley
- Assistant Producer: Dennis Quinn
- Sony Executive Producer: Richard Robinson
- ESPN Executive Producers: Tom Hagoplan, Jim Noel, Tanya Curry, Kill Jae Hong, Dick Glover
- Main article: ESPN NBA Hangtime '95/Magazine articles.
also published in:
- Sega Visions (US) #23: "February/March 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
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