NBA Action

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For the unreleased Sega 32X game, see NBA Action (32X).

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NBA Action
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: NBA Properties
Peripherals supported: 6Player, Saturn Floppy Drive
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-10
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9959.99[2] 81103
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81103-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81103-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0295
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[4] MK81103-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
LT
Lt 349349
Sega Saturn
PL
219zł219
Sega Saturn
AU
FNBA04SSC
OFLC: G

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NBA Action (reportedly once known as NBA Action '96) is a basketball game released for the Sega Saturn.

History

It is part of the NBA Action franchise, though like its baseball counterpart, World Series Baseball, Sega chose not to give the first Saturn entry in the series a subtitle.

It is technically the fourth entry in the series, following NBA Action '94 and NBA Action '95 Starring David Robinson on the Sega Mega Drive, and NBA Action Starring David Robinson on the Sega Game Gear. Unlike previous iterations, the Saturn NBA Action is displayed entirely in 3D. It would later be followed by NBA Action 98.

NBA Action was once set to be released in the arcades, running on Sega Titan Video hardware.

Production credits

Source:
US manual[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: NBA Action/Magazine articles.

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[7]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
50
[8]
Gambler (PL)
82
[9]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
66
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[11]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
72
[12]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
63
[13]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
76
[14]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
88
[4]
Player One (FR)
90
[15]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
89
[16]
Score (CZ)
80
[17]
Secret Service (PL)
75
[18]
Sega News (CZ)
90
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
74
[20]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
85
[21]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
88
[22]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
80
[23]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
80
[24]
Video Games (DE) PAL
79
[25]
Sega Saturn
77
Based on
20 reviews

NBA Action

Saturn, US
NBAAction Saturn US Box Back.jpgNBAAction Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Nbaaction sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
NBAAction Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, PT
NBAAction Saturn PT back.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction Saturn PT cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
NBAAction Saturn AU back.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
560,004,144 CD-ROM (EU) MK81103-50 V1.026
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
560,182,896 CD-ROM (US) 81103 V1.026
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1996-04-08 CD-R Page

References

  1. http://www.sega-saturn.com/saturn/other/june-n.htm (Wayback Machine: 1997-06-06 05:51)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Press release: 1996-05-16: ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF SEGA SPORTS VIDEOGAMES EXPANDS THE PROVEN TOP-SELLING FRANCHISE
  3. Computer & Video Games, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-09-09), page 52
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mean Machines Sega, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-05), page 64
  5. https://www.vz.lt/archive/news.php/id=388558
  6. File:Nbaaction_sat_us_manual.pdf, page 38
  7. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 203
  8. Fun Generation, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-11), page 81
  9. Gambler, "12/1996" (PL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
  10. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 8 August 1996" (US; 1996-07-09), page 81
  11. GamePro, "September 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 83
  12. GamesMaster, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-01), page 47
  13. MAN!AC, "08/96" (DE; 1996-07-17), page 62
  14. Mega Fun, "08/96" (DE; 1996-07-17), page 77
  15. Player One, "Septembre 1996" (FR; 1996-08-29), page 118
  16. Saturn+, "Issue 4" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 26
  17. Score, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-11-01), page 108
  18. Secret Service, "Listopad 1996" (PL; 1996-10-01), page 65
  19. Sega News, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 16
  20. Sega Power, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-01), page 52
  21. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "3/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-20), page 72
  23. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue One" (UK; 1996-08-xx), page 52
  24. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 39
  25. Video Games, "9/96" (DE; 1996-08-28), page 96


NBA Action

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Main page | Comparisons | Development | Magazine articles | Reception


Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
Prototypes: 1996-04-08
Games in the NBA Action Series
NBA Action '94 (1994) | NBA Action '95 Starring David Robinson (1995) | NBA Action Starring David Robinson (1995) | NBA Action (1996) | NBA Action 98 (1997)