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































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$49.99[1] 81124
Sega Saturn
UK
£? MK81124-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81124-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81124-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81124-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 191406



Windows PC
JP
¥6,800 HCJ-0136
Windows PC
US
$49.99[1] ?
Windows PC
UK
£?
Windows PC
FR
?F
Windows PC
DE
DM ?
Windows PC
ES
?Ptas
Windows PC
BR
R$? ?




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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.

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)Media:Nbaaction98 sat us manual.pdf[5]


Magazine articles

Main article: NBA Action 98/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 101.pdfEGM US 101.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #101: "December 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Ultra Game Players (US) #104: "December 1997" (1997-xx-xx)[6]
  • Game Informer (US) #56: "December 1997" (1997-xx-xx)[7]

PlayerOne FR 082.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Player One (FR) #81: "Décembre 1997" (1997-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90
76 №66, p83
88 More...[8]
90 More...[9]
91 More...[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, BR
NBAAction98 Sat BR backcover.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction98 Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover

PC version

PC, US
NBAAction98 PC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, US (Expert Software)

PC, EU
NBAAction98 PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, JP
NBAAction98 PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngNBAAction98 PC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, BR

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)