Jordan vs Bird - Super One-on-One

a game by Electronic Arts
Genre: Sports
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 5.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Basketball Games
  • Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
  • Machine: Genesis
  • Theme: Sports
  • Available: 1992

For some fantastic basketball action, look no further than Super One on One: Jordan vs. Bird! You do not have to just play basketball, though. You can choose to play in the slam dunk contest, three point contest, or go one on one with either Jordan or Bird! You can even see an animated cinema display when you do a slam dunk! Plug in a second controller to play against a friend! Super One on One is available now!

People say:


This is a very well executed and put together game that has great graphics and animation and two of basketball's leading men to boot. Their individual fortes have been captured perfectly in this cart, creating another near-perfect sports sim from EA. One problem: it's way too brief - and as a result ends up short.


EA knows sports. They are so good that they can even take a non-sport like this and turn it into a very enjoyable cart. They may be stretching it a bit here as like any action cart, once mastered, this one can get old and lose its appeal. Great graphics and good ball control help make this soft a success.


I thought Super One-on-One was cool, but I really wanted to play a real game of basketball. The slam dunk contest is good, but once you have mastered the different dunks, it gets repetitive. The same goes for the three-point contest. It gets a little boring and a little too easy, but it is pretty fun.


Okay, Jordan and Bird are my two favorite basketball players, so I may be a little biased here. If I must criticize, then my main complaint would be the overall length of this game. It doesn't take long to master each event, and then you are stuck with a game whose only positive aspect is its name. I want more!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

Go one-on one with the NBA's top basketball players in Electronic Arts' Jordan vs. Bird. Choose to play as Michael Jordan or Larry Bird and go head-to-head in a grueling matchup or choose to enter the slam dunk competition and slam your way to the excitement of some real dunking action. For some half-court action on the small screen, tie those sneakers tight and get ready for some half-court basketball action!

People say:


This GameBoy sports title has possibilities, but never takes them anywhere. The graphics and sounds are strictly average and the overall appeal is further diminished due to a lack of real control or interaction between the GameBoy pad and the on-screen players.


Jordon vs. Bird is not to be considered the best basketball game made for the GameBoy. The action moves somewhat slow for GB standards and the computer opponent is slow but still unfair at times. This cart will deliver some B-ball thrills to hardcore fans.


If you saw this cart, you wouldn't want to be like Mike. The graphics are slow and choppy and the game control is not responsive enough for an intense game, and the sounds are only average. Having two superstar licensees on your sports game does not make it a winner.


Don't bother with this game unless you're really into basketball hardcore. The graphics, pounds and game play are all lacking in one important area or another and the general appeal of the game is so limited that even with head-to-head play you feel like you're missing something.

Are you ready to hit the courts and go head to head with the big wigs in b-ball? If so, then consider taking a gander at Electronic Arts' new basketball simulation game, Jordan vs. Bird. This awesome, fast paced game was co-designed by the tall guys themselves. All of their famous, mega-point-winning moves have been carefully recreated into video format, so the gameplay's highly authentic. You can go head-to-head with a friend or against the computer. Other hot gameplay features include a Slam Dunk Contest and a Three-Point Shootout -- up to four players can participate in each. This game's so smart; it will even tally your game stats. Take flight on the courts with Jordan and Bird.

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