NBA Showdown '94

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NBA Showdown '94
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US, Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Peripherals supported: 4 Way Play, Team Player
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥9,8009,800 EM20028
Sega Mega Drive
US
721401
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Limited Edition)
721401
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E273SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[4][5] E273SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
IT
7214
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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NBA Showdown '94, called NBA Pro Basketball '94 (NBAプロバスケットボール'94) in Japan, and just NBA Showdown in Europe, is a 1994 basketball game by Electronic Arts for the Sega Mega Drive.

Gameplay

The game is a generic basketball game. A shoots and B passes.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English NBA Showdown NBA Showdown
English (US) NBA Showdown '94 NBA Showdown '94
Japanese NBAプロバスケットボール'94 NBA Pro Basketball '94

Production credits

  • Programming: Lisa Ching, Mark Phoenix, Paul Shaw, John Novak
  • Graphics and Animation: Paul Vernon, Jeff Stokol, Paul Watts, Leon Cannon, Maurine Starkey, Mark West, Muffy Vasale, Greg Williams, Sam Comstock, Will Noble, Lynne Gura
  • Sound: Dave Whittaker, Traz Damji
  • Technical Directors: John Brooks, Edwin Reich
  • Producer: Rob Martyn
  • Associate Producer: Scott Gilliland
  • Assistant Producer: Todd Gilliland
  • Testers: Dave Costa, Yun Shin, John Bruce, James Fairweather, Marc Gilliland, Jeff Hasson, Brian Reed, Mike Schmitt
  • Based On Original Design By: Robert Weatherby


Magazine articles

Main article: NBA Showdown '94/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

US TV Advert
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0705: "Vol. 7 No. 5 May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #18: "April 1994" (1994-02-28)
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Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #20: "June 1994" (1994-04-30)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
55
[6]
Consoles + (FR)
88
[7]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
66
[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
60
[9]
Gamers (DE)
67
[10]
GamesMaster (UK)
72
[11]
GamesMaster (UK)
58
[12]
Joker (SI)
83
[13]
Joypad (FR)
78
[14]
Joypad (HU)
83
[15]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
39
[16]
Mega (UK) PAL
60
[5]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
84
[17]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
70
[18]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
38
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
66
[4]
Player One (FR)
68
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
71
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[22]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
81
[23]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
84
[24]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[25]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
90
[26]
Sega Mega Drive
70
Based on
23 reviews

NBA Showdown '94

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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NBA94 MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US
NBAShowdown94 MD US cover.jpg
Cover
NBAShowdown94 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
NBA Showdown 94 MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Limited Edition)
NBAShowdown94 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
NBAShowdown94 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
NBA Showdown 94 MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
NBAShowdown94 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
NBAShowdown94 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, IT
NBAShowdown94 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
NBAShowdown94 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
NBA Showdown 94 MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
NBAShowdown94 MD IT Manual.jpg
Italian Manual (front)
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 160b7090
MD5 9c3aeaa26c74dfae329602ee27d0c1f9
SHA-1 3134a3cb63115d2e16e63a76c2708cdaecab83e4
2MB 1994-01 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 eea19bce
MD5 b465081da2e268a1c045c1b0615bed75
SHA-1 99c91fe3a5401e84e7b3fd2218dcb3aeaf10db74
2MB 1994-07 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 6643a308
MD5 f3e71ad6cbca7a0d5794455b515a7715
SHA-1 e804ca0f4da505056f0813f00df9b139248f59af
2MB 1994-01 Page

References

  1. File:NBAShowdown94 MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mean Machines Sega, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-02-28), page 23
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mean Machines Sega, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-02-28), page 86
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 23
  6. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1994" (JP; 1994-06-08), page 18
  7. Consoles +, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 108
  8. Computer & Video Games, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 104
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
  10. Gamers, "März 1994" (DE; 1994-03-04), page 17
  11. GamesMaster, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 39
  12. GamesMaster (UK) "Series 3, episode 22" (1994-02-01, 24:00) (+7:44)
  13. Joker, "Junij 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 24
  14. Joypad, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 68
  15. Joypad, "1/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 20
  16. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 28
  17. Mega Action, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 28
  18. Mega Fun, "03/94" (DE; 1994-02-23), page 108
  19. MegaTech, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-20), page 62
  20. Player One, "Mars 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 109
  21. Sega Power, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-03), page 54
  22. Sega Pro, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 53
  23. Sega Zone, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 58
  24. Sonic the Comic, "June 10th 1994" (UK; 1994-05-28), page 10
  25. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 128
  26. VideoGames, "May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 89


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