NBA Action 95

a game by Double Diamond Sports

Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis

Genre: Sports

See also:Basketball Games, NBA Games

NBA Action 95

A ton of great options and features make NBA Action '95 the perfect hoops game for the true stat-head. On the other hand, fans of exciting basketball action probably won't enjoy the weak gameplay.

ProTip: Pump fakes work well. Use them when you shoot for three.

Missing in Action

Options, options, options. With battery backup at your command, you have the power to manipulate your roster more than any general manager. All 27 pro teams hit the court, along with All- Star teams, Hall of Fame teams, NBA veterans, and Rookie teams from the past ten years.

The roster-management mode enables you to create the player of your dreams or trade for any of the greats that already dominate the pros. How 'bout swapping Stockton for Bogues? You can even sign and release free agents before playing a regular game or starting a full season. In-depth player profiles and stats will help you throughout your season, and up-to-date stats show your progress. When the season's over, the computer will select an MVP and an all-NBA team before you start the playoffs.

Set picks to open up driving lanes. If you get good enough, attempt the pick-and-roll play.

Along with the standard hoops controls. Action '95 offers many advanced controls, but unfortunately they don't respond well. Alley-oop slams, tricky pump fakes, and Kareem-style hook shots help step up the action, but it's still pretty dismal.

Passing while shooting, setting crucial picks, and drawing charging calls also deepen the gameplay, but none of these moves can be pulled off every time with complete effectiveness.

Sound Defects?

Like the controls, the graphics and sound don't set any new standards. The up-close player portraits aren't bad, but the small, blurry sprites on the skinny court look clustered from the almost-overhead view. Very poor crowd noises highlight the annoying sound effects. One bright spot, however, is the strong voice-overs of NBC commentator Marv Albert.

Fast breaks are common. A faster player can burn past his in on the way down court.

On paper, NBA Action '95 looks like one of the top rim sims around, and if you're into options and stats, it is. But once the ball is in play, boredom is not too far away. A safer bet for the Genesis is the more exciting NBA Live '95. That's a game that knows how to score.

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NBA Action 95 Downloads

Sega Genesis NBA Action 95 download
  • Manufacturer: Sega

Rise above the rest!

Real NBA stars including Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, Tim Hardaway, Jason Kidd, Shawn Kemp and Larry Johnson take flight with our "All-New Fast Breaking View". Choose from 27 NBA Teams, to battle through League, Playoffs and the NBA Finals. Trade players to build a dynasty, then immortalize the glory with your own personalized cart! Create your own players, put yourself in the game, and see how you measure up to NBA stars or play with 30 Hall of Famers. Large Battery tracks stats in 19 different categories. Marv Albert calls all the action. NBA Action'95 starring David Robinson is fantastic!

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • # of players: 1 to 5
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: April 1994
  • Theme: Sports

One of the most exciting basketball games is here - NBA Action '94 has all 27 real teams, players, and their logos with up-to-date stats. It is also hosted by Marv Albert - one of the best commentators on national TV. Pick from five game modes: NBA Exhibition, Season, All-Star Game, Playoffs, and the NBA Finals. Play with the best by picking among 30 all-time greats from the Hall of Fame. Awesome multi-play action!

This b-ball cart features awesome dunks and layups. Real digitized player animations bring players to life. True defensive stance challenges the gamer.

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