ESPN NBA Hangtime '95

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For the unrelated Mega Drive game, see NBA Hang Time.

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ESPN NBA Hangtime '95
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Team Player
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
US
$59.9559.95[1] T-93245
ESRB: Kids to Adults

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.

Gameplay

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.

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Defense
When the player's team does not have possession of the ball, the player can jump to try to block the opposing team's shots with A. When near an opposing player, the player can try to steal the ball with C. When playing with a computer-controlled teammate, the player can switch the team member under control with B.

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Offense
When the player's team has possession of the ball, the player can jump by holding A; while in the air, the player can shoot by pressing A again or pass by pressing C. If neither button is pressed, the player shoots the ball to avoid incurring a traveling penalty. The player performs a dunk when a shot is attempted close to the basket. There are several different types of dunks that can be done with special button combinations.

The player can pass the ball with C. When playing with an AI teammate, pressing C forces the AI to pass the ball. Opponents can intercept the ball as it is being passed.

The player has a turbo meter that increases his running speed by holding B, but this drains the meter and makes the player more tired. Players can be substituted by pausing the game with  START .

Roster

NBA Hangtime

The game includes all 27 NBA teams of the time, with three players from each.

Conference Team Players
Western Dallas Mavericks Jamal Mashburn
Jim Jackson
Jason Kidd
Denver Nuggets Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Dikembe Mutombo
LaPhonso Ellis
Golden State Warriors Latrell Sprewell
Chris Mullin
Chris Webber
Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon
Vernon Maxwell
Otis Thorpe
L.A. Clippers Pooh Richardson
Loy Vaught
Lamond Murray
L.A. Lakers Nick Van Exel
Vlade Divac
Cedric Ceballos
Minnesota Timberwolves Isaiah Rider
Christian Laettner
Michael Williams
Phoenix Suns Danny Manning
Dan Majerle
Kevin Johnson
Portland Blazers Clyde Drexler
Terry Porter
Clifford Robinson
Sacramento Kings Mitch Richmond
Lionel Simmons
Walt Williams
San Antonio Spurs Dennis Rodman
Willie Anderson
David Robinson
Seattle Supersonics Gary Payton
Detlef Schrempf
Shawn Kemp
Utah Jazz John Stockton
Jeff Hornacek
Karl Malone
Eastern Atlanta Hawks Kevin Willis
Stacey Augmon
Mookie Blaylock
Boston Celtics Dominique Wilkins
Dee Brown
Dino Radja
Charlotte Hornets Larry Johnson
Dell Curry
Alonzo Mourning
Chicago Bulls B.J. Armstrong
Toni Kukoc
Scottie Pippen
Cleveland Cavs Mark Price
Gerald Wilkins
Brad Daugherty
Detroit Pistons Lindsey Hunter
Grant Hill
Joe Dumars
Indiana Pacers Reggie Miller
Rik Smits
Byron Scott
Miami Heat Glen Rice
Steve Smith
Rony Seikaly
Milwaukee Bucks Eric Murdock
Todd Day
Vin Baker
New Jersey Nets Derrick Coleman
Kenny Anderson
Kevin Edwards
New York Knicks Patrick Ewing
John Starks
Charles Oakley
Orlando Magic Horace Grant
Penny Hardaway
Nick Anderson
Philadelphia 76ers Jeff Malone
Dana Barros
Clarence Weatherspoon
Washington Bullets Tom Gugliotta
Calbert Cheaney
Don MacLean

ESPN World Tour

  • Africa
  • Australia
  • London
  • Canada
  • Motor City
  • Germany
  • Hawaii
  • Peru
  • Tahiti
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Venice Beach
  • Japan

Production credits

  • 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
Source:
Instruction manual[2]

Magazine articles

Main article: ESPN NBA Hangtime '95/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

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Publication Version Score
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
75
[1]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
0
[4]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[5]
Sega Mega-CD
48
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3 reviews

ESPN NBA Hangtime '95

Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Manual
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Reg Card

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
558,778,752 1995-01 CD (US) T-93245

References


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