Team USA Basketball

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Team USA Basketball
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US, Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Genre: Sports[1][2] (basketball)

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,800 (8,034)7,800e[3] EM20004
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[5] 714801
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E069SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 119.95119.95[11] E069SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[8][9][10] E069SMXI

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Team USA Basketball, called Dream Team USA (ドリームチームUSA) in Japan, is a 1992 basketball game for the Sega Mega Drive by Electronic Arts. Its name refers to the United States national basketball team — making this one of the first, if not the first, basketball games with a focus on international basketball teams rather than US city teams.

Gameplay

The game is a generic 3D basketball game. A shoots the ball and B passes.

Teams

The teams in Team USA Basketball loosely reflect those which competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics. There are, however, some notable omissions possibly to reflect the standings in the older 1990 FIBA World Championship, such as the inclusion of champions from that tournament, Yugoslavia. The explanation behind choosing teams such as France and The Netherlands over more competitive countries such as Brazil is unclear.

  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • The CIS
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Yugoslavia
  • All World

Note that at launch, Yugoslavia no longer existed as a country, and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States; formed after the breakup of the Soviet Union) had competed in its last sporting fixture under that name.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Team USA Basketball Team USA Basketball
English (US) Team USA Basketball Team USA Basketball
Japanese ドリームチームUSA Dream Team USA

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
Team USA Basketball MD credits.pdf
[12]

  • Design and Programming: Lisa Ching, Edwin Reich, Jeff Lefferts
  • Original Design: Robert Weatherby
  • Additional Design: Happy Keller
  • Art: Cynthia Hamilton, Paul Vernon, Julie Cressa
  • Producers: Don Traeger, Happy Keller
  • Assistant Producer: Gerald McLane
  • Technical Director: Edwin Reich
  • Sounds and Music: Rob Hubbard
  • Product Management: Karen Schulman
  • Package Design: E.J. Sarraille Design Group
  • Artists' Photo: Barry Muniz
  • Documentation: J. Poolos
  • Documentation Layout: Emily Favors
  • Testing: Randy Delucchi, Scott Gilliland
  • Quality Assurance: Glenn Chin, Rob Cavaness
Source:
US manual
Team USA Basketball MD US Manual.pdf
[13]

Magazine articles

Main article: Team USA Basketball/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-12: "December 1992" (1992-11-07)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)
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Print advert in Pixel (GR) #96: "Fevrouários 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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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)
60
[15]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[16]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
58
[17]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[18]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
81
[19]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[20]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
80
[21]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[22]
FX (UK)
86
[23]
Game Power (IT)
72
[24]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[4]
Gamers (DE)
73
[25]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[26]
Joypad (FR) PAL
80
[27]
Joystick (FR) PAL
79
[28]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
62
[29]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
62
[30]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
67
[31]
Mega (UK) PAL
72
[9]
Mega Action (UK)
88
[32]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
80
[33]
Megazin (SI)
46
[34]
Marukatsu Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
59
[35]
Player One (FR)
80
[36]
Sega Magazin (DE)
73
[11]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
64
[37]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
70
[38]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
70
[39]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[40]
Supersonic (FR)
88
[41]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
58
[42]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
54
[43]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
80
[5]
Video Games (DE)
67
[44]
Sega Mega Drive
70
Based on
34 reviews

Team USA Basketball

Mega Drive, JP
TeamUSA MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
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TeamUSABasketball MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
TeamUSABasketball MD jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
TeamUSA MD US Box.jpg
Cover
TeamUSABasketball MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Team USA Basketball MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
TeamUSA MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Team USA Basketball MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Team USA Basketball MD EU 4 Language Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

Team USA Basketball MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

Main article: Team USA Basketball/Technical information.

References

  1. File:TeamUSA 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. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-08), page 74
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 116
  5. 5.0 5.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "October 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 56
  6. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1992-10-12), page 13
  7. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1992-10-12), page 13
  8. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1992-09-28), page 6
  9. 9.0 9.1 Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 56
  10. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 67
  11. 11.0 11.1 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 84
  12. File:Team USA Basketball MD credits.pdf
  13. File:Team USA Basketball MD US Manual.pdf
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 10
  15. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 238
  16. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 326
  17. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-08), page 31
  18. Consoles +, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 66
  19. Computer + Video Giochi, "Gennaio 1993" (IT; 199x-xx-xx), page 113
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 24
  21. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 105
  22. Famitsu, "1993-01-01" (JP; 1992-12-18), page 44
  23. FX (UK) (+0:00)
  24. Game Power, "Febbraio 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 90
  25. Gamers, "Dezember/Januar 1993" (DE; 1992-11-19), page 30
  26. Hippon Super, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-04), page 85
  27. Joypad, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 64
  28. Joystick, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 144
  29. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 31
  30. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  31. Mega Drive Fan, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-xx), page 59
  32. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 64
  33. MegaTech, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-20), page 42
  34. Megazin, "Letnik 2, Številka 8, April 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 37
  35. Marukatsu Mega Drive, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-xx), page 109
  36. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 78
  37. Sega Power, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-05), page 47
  38. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  39. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 60
  40. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  41. Supersonic, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 14
  42. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 197
  43. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 282
  44. Video Games, "11/92" (DE; 1992-10-28), page 53


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