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NBA Action
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Peripherals supported: Saturn 6 Player Adaptor
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-10
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$59.99[1] 81103
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[2] MK81103-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81103-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81103-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81103-50
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?



NBA Action (reportedly once known as NBA Action '96) is a basketball game released for the Sega Saturn. 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. It was originally a Sega 32X game before being brought to the Saturn.

Production credits

  • Producer: Chris Cutliff
  • Assistant Producer: Tracy Johnson
  • Product Manager: Brad Hogan
  • Sega Sports: Scott Rohde, Chris Smith, Gerald DeYoung, John Gillin, Anne Moellering, Dave Perkinson, Lorne Asuncion, Mark Paniagua, Matt Underwood, Rosie Freeman, Christine Nunn
  • Gray Matter Team:
    • President: Chris Gray
    • Team Leader and User Interface: Paul Martin
    • Technical Programmer: Colin Reed
    • Low Level AI and Gameplay: Dave Forshaw
    • High Level AI and Gameplay: Mark Trochanowski
    • Lead Artist: Mike Upton
    • Interface and Texture Design: Mike D'Agnillo
    • Producer: Adam Mock
    • Assistant Producer: Glen Hamilton
    • Game Generation: Eric Randall
    • Animation: Bryce Cochrane
    • 3D Modeling: Simon McGuire
    • Sound: Mark Kerr
    • Video and Image Processing: Dennis Mohr, Ian Mackenzie
    • Art Director: Dave Duncan
    • Textures: Paulo Bugatto, Carolyn Cudmore
  • Sega Creative Support: Dave Albert, Tom Miley, Brian Coburn
  • Music: John Baker
  • Commentary: Marv Albert
  • Manual: T.S. Flanagan
  • Lead Tester: Mark Dawson
  • Assistant Lead Testers: Dave Paniagua, Sean Potter, Todd Slepian, Dave Dunn
  • Testers: Lance Nelson, Matthew Ironside, Dave Dodge, Lloyd Kinoshita, Fernando Valderrama, Marcus Montomery, Zenon Thornton, Kenny Robinson, Howard Gipson, Ty Johnson, Matt Prescot, Tony Lynch
  • Special Thanks: Marv Albert, Helene Sheeler, NBA Properties, Greg Lassen, NBA Entertainment, Kevin Dobstaff, Adam Rosen, NBA Photos, Joe Amati, Shana Hoernke, Prototype Studios, Tyler Mckinley, John Carlucci, Adrian De Groot, Evan Bell, Clint Dyer, Marty Franz, Mark Lindstrom, Jef Feltman, Larry Loth, Willie Mancero, Iris Walker and Chuck, Pete Armstrong, Arch, Jay, Satin Lou, Erin, Willie
Source: US ManualMedia:Nbaaction_sat_us_manual.pdf[4]


Magazine articles

Main article: NBA Action/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
72 №46, p47
88 №47, p64/65[2]
90 №67, p118
74 №83, p52/53
88 №11, p72/73[5]
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, US
NBAAction Saturn US Box Back.jpgNBAAction Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBAAction Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Nbaaction sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
NBAAction Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release: 1996-05-16: ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF SEGA SPORTS VIDEOGAMES EXPANDS THE PROVEN TOP-SELLING FRANCHISE
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:MeanMachinesSega47UK.pdf, page 64
  3. File:CVG UK 179.pdf, page 52
  4. File:Nbaaction_sat_us_manual.pdf, page 38
  5. File:SSM_UK_11.pdf, page 72


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)