Since my sister is a lover of basketball, she always played this game and even managed to win the championship in Season Mode. So, in honor of tonight's possible final game between Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder, it's time for us to review this game and slam dunk it in there. Whatever team you're rooting for, good luck tonight.
Gameplay. NBA Action 95 has some of the best gameplay you could ever see. In this game you can play as one of your favorite 28 NBA teams of the NBA Season of 1995, and you can even customize them. You don't create your own players though, unlike in the EA Sports game, NBA Live. You can take jump shots, slam dunks are usually razzle-dazzle type, and unless you turn the option off, are performed in slow motion.
Design. The graphics are the typical 16-bit ones of the Sega Genesis, and the game is viewed from a bird view perspective. Clearly I like how it looks unlike some other basketball games were graphics are viewed from a 2.5 dimensional rendering.
Sound. This game features voicing from the crowd and the reporter as well, which is really cool. You can also hear not only the ball being dribbled but the squeaky sound of the sneakers. Crowds can be heard booing the opponents and cheering for the home team. As for the reporter, you can hear him say words such as: "Off the mark", "Time running out", "Throws it away", "IT'S GOOD!", and so on. The music is hip hop style which is awesome.
Memories. Me and my cousin used to play this game a lot back when we were kids in 1995, I was about 9 and he was 8. We usually played as many teams including the favorite teams of the 90s such as the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Lakers. Whenever me and my cousin would stop playing NBA we would play Sega games such as Sonic Spinball, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Sonic 1 and 2, and even Street Fighter II Championship Edition, oh memories.
Rantings. What bothers me of this game is that at times the difficulty can be randomly nerve wrecking as within progress during Season or Exhibition mode, the AI can be smarter at times. Another thing that bothers me is that the then Chicago Bulls star player Michael Jordan was not present in the game. That sucks, but still it is an awesome game nevertheless.
Good Aspects. This game has a million great qualities, and the cool thing about it if you have your old Sega Genesis is that you can play this for two with your friends or family members. This game's replay value is really high, and I consider it to be one of my most favorite NBA video games of all time.
Overall. NBA Action 95 gets a 10 out of 10
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!