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Team USA Basketball
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US/EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Developer:
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,800 EM20004
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 714801
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[2] E069SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E069SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 119,95[3] E069SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 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

  • Programming by: Jeff Lefferts, Lisa Ching
  • Graphics and Animation by: Cynthia Hamilton, Paul Vernon, Julie Gast
  • Sound and Music by: Rob Hubbard
  • Executive Producer: Don Traeger
  • Associate Producer: Happy Keller
  • Assistant Producer: Gerald McLane
  • Technical Director: Edwin Reich
  • Original Design by: Robert Weatherby
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Team USA Basketball/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 039.pdfEGM US 039.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #bg93: "1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide" (199x-xx-xx)[4]

BeepMD JP 1992-12.pdfBeepMD JP 1992-12.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-12: "December 1992" (1992-11-07)

BeepMD JP 1993-01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 №1993-01, p29[5]
63 №, p85[6]
92 №14, p66
81
88 №38, p114[1]
40 №1993-01, p85
80 №12
79 №31, p144
62 №4, p31
72 №1, p56[2]
88 №1, p64
80 №11, p42/43
80 №24, p78/79
64 №37, p47
70 №13, p66/67
70 №18, p68
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
16 reviews

Mega Drive, US
TeamUSA MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
TeamUSA MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
TeamUSABasketball MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
TeamUSA MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
TeamUSABasketball MD JP CartTop.jpg
TeamUSABasketball MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
TeamUSABasketball MD jp manual.pdf
Manual

References


Electronic Arts sports games for Sega systems
American Football
John Madden Football (1990) | John Madden Football '92 (1991) | John Madden Football '93 (1992) | John Madden Football: Championship Edition (1992) | Mutant League Football (1993) | Madden NFL '94 (1993) | Bill Walsh College Football (1993) | Bill Walsh College Football '95 (1994) | Madden NFL '95 (1994) | Madden NFL 96 (1995) | College Football USA 96 (1995) | Madden NFL 97 (1996) | College Football USA 97 (1996) | Madden NFL 98 (1997)
Baseball
Tony La Russa Baseball (1993) | MLBPA Baseball (1994) | La Russa Baseball 95 (1994) | Triple Play 96 (1995) | Triple Play: Gold Edition (1996)
Basketball
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (1990) | Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs (1991) | Jordan vs Bird (1992) | Team USA Basketball (1992) | Bulls versus Blazers and the NBA Playoffs (1993) | NBA Showdown '94 (1994) | NBA Live 95 (1994) | NBA Live 96 (1995) | Coach K College Basketball (1995) | NBA Live 97 (Mega Drive) (1996) | NBA Live 97 (Saturn) (1996) | NBA Live 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | NBA Live 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Golf
Zany Golf (1990) | PGA Tour Golf (1990) | PGA Tour Golf II (1992) | PGA Tour Golf III (1994) | PGA European Tour (1994) | PGA Tour 96 (1995) | PGA Tour 97 (1996)
Ice Hockey
NHL Hockey (Mega Drive) (1991) | NHLPA Hockey '93 (1992) | NHL Hockey '94 (1993) | Elitserien 95 (1994) | Mutant League Hockey (1994) | NHL 95 (1994) | Elitserien 96 (1995) | NHL 96 (1995) | NHL Hockey (Game Gear) (1995) | NHL 97 (Mega Drive) (1996) | NHL 97 (Saturn) (1996) | NHL 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | NHL 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Racing
Mario Andretti Racing (1994) | Andretti Racing (1996) | NASCAR 98 (1997)
Rugby
Rugby World Cup 1995 (1994) | Australian Rugby League (1995)
Soccer
FIFA International Soccer (8-bit) (1993) | FIFA International Soccer: Championship Edition (1994) | FIFA Soccer 95 (1994) | FIFA Soccer 96 (32X | Saturn) (1995) | FIFA Soccer 97 (Gold Edition) (1996) | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Misc.
EA Sports Double Header (1992) | IMG International Tour Tennis (1994) | Toughman Contest (1994)