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NBA Action 98
System(s): Sega Saturn, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Saturn 6 Player Adaptor, Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Sports[1]






























Number of players:
Sega Saturn
1-10
Windows PC
1-5
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$49.99 81124
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81124-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81124-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
FNBA05SSC
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
191406
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
JP
¥6,800 (7,140) HCJ-0136
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
US
$49.99 85066
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
US
(Expert Software)
T-6811-01
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
EU
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
DE
USK: 0
Windows PC
PL
Windows PC
BR
503836
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
TW

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NBA Action 98 (NBAアクション98) is a basketball game released as part of Sega's NBA Action series for the Sega Saturn and Windows PCs.

The Expert Software PC release was named simply NBA Action and had different cover art. Screenshots on the back cover confirm it to be the same game and not the earlier NBA Action.

Gameplay

Due to Michael Jordan pulling out of the NBA Players Accociation in favour of his own licensing deals, NBA Action 98 replaces Jordan with "1 Guard", who wears a 98 shirt.

History

Previews suggest this game was once titled NBA Action '97, with a planned release of September 1997. After a small delay, it was retitled to take into account the apporaching new year.

NBA Action 98 was developed prior to Visual Concepts being bought by Sega. As such, roughly the same game exists on the PlayStation as NBA Fastbreak '98, which was developed by Visual Concepts for Midway Games.

Production credits

Saturn version

Visual Concepts
  • Lead Engineer: Aki Rimpiläinen
  • Lead AI Engineer: Matthew Hamre
  • AI Engineer: Chris Larson
  • Win95 Engineer: Chuck Batson
  • Engineers: Mark Horsley, Johnnie Yang
  • Art Director: Alvin Cardona
  • Animations/Player Models/Textures: Han Cho (Lead), Mark A. Anderson, Cameron Chun
  • Movies, Logos, Screens, Player Textures/Faces, Arenas: David Lee, Kurt Lai-Fatt, Wayne Herman
  • Menus, Designs, Screens: Leandro Peñaloza, Fred Wong
  • Lead Library Engineer: Dave O'Connor
  • Lead Tools Engineer: Audrey Seymour
  • Director of Technology: Tim Walter
  • Library Engineer: Chuck Batson
  • Tools Engineers: Joshua Lee, Owen Brand
  • Sound and Music Director: Mark Chosak
  • Quality Assurance: Rick Andraschko
  • Project Manager: Jeffrey J. Thomas
  • Executive Producer: Gregory A. Thomas
  • Special Thanks: Scott L. Patterson, Ryan Plank, Alice Crysdale
Source: Manual credits (US)[5]

Magazine articles

Main article: NBA Action 98/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #101: "December 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
also published in:
Print advert in Player One (FR) #82: "Janvier 1998" (199x-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90
76 №66, p83
88 [8]
90 [9]
91 [10]
Sega Saturn
87
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, US
NBAAction98 Saturn US Box Back.jpgNBAAction98 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Nbaaction98 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
NBAAction98 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, AU
NBAAction98 Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
NBAAction98 Sat BR backcover.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction98 Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover

PC version

PC, JP
NBAAction98 PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction98 PC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, US
NBAAction98 PC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 PC US jback.jpgNBAAction98 PC US jfront.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)

NBAAction98 PC US ex jback.jpgNBAAction98 PC US ex jfront.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, EU
NBAAction98 PC EU back.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction98 PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 PC EU disc.jpg
Disc
NBAAction98 PC EU jback.jpgNBAAction98 PC EU jfront.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, BR
NBAAction98 PC BR back.jpgNBAAction98 PC BR front.jpg
Cover
NBAAction98 PC BR jback.jpgNBAAction98 PC BR manual.pdf
Jewel Case
PC, TW

NBAAction98 PC TW disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
288,769,152 CD-ROM (EU) MK81124-50 V1.007
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
287,023,968 CD-ROM (US) 81124 V1.005

References


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)