Reviewed by Shinnokxz
One day, I was wandering down the street to get the mail. I
looked up the street a little bit and saw a yard sell.
Knowing I had a few bucks on me, I started down the street
for it. I looked around and saw nothing that I really
wanted...right when I was ready to leave I saw a box. It had
the Old Genesis in it for 5 dollars, and about 8 games,
which were 3 dollars a peice. I fingered through the games
and to that had caught my interest. The first was Sonic, the
original, knowing I had all the Sonic games for the Genesis
except for the first one, I got that. The last one that I
saw was NBA Jam, I had made up my mind...since I loved NBA
Jam when I remember renting NBA Jam and having a blast with it.
Head to Head:
Head to Head, is all I have got to say, is one of the most
funnest Season modes I have ever played in a sports game.
Usually, you'll get bored with a normal sports game with
only a few games played. But this one is never to old. I
don't know but something makes me want to go play it right
now. Maybe Acclaim put some kind of magic fairy dust in the
cartrigge so it can go through the controller wires and into
you finger tips....ahhh..well back to the world now...You
start out entering your initials into the screen. Then you
select a team. You get automatically paired up with any
various NBA team. Usually you start out against Dallas
Mavericks.. but anyways that doesn't matter. Once you have
selected a team, you start the game. The controls are very
plain and simple. Due to the Nice button layout on the
controler of the Sega Genesis, I don't think there should
ever be bad control in a game. Well The game goes by pretty
fast. There 5 minute quarters, and usually you'll get done
in 20 minutes...
This is where the game has one of it's high points. You can
connect the Sega Multiplayer port and battle all your
friends on your Sega Genesis'! Although There is some
slowdown during the game and some menu selections, it is
still fun to play a game of rowdy basketball against your friends...
Not the best. Lets start off with the Menu's. Acck. The Font
sixe is so small you have to squint and put your head
against the screen to even find out who you're playing in
the season mode...The court looks pretty good but seems
smaller and less atmospheric then any of the other verisons.
The characters look terrible. I'm sorry but If I wanna see
things any smaller then these guys, i'll go buy ChuChu
Rocket for the Dreamcast. But what would you expect? It's a
Genesis game, you'll find know award-winning polygons here!
Altogether the graphic aare okay. And Acclaim squeezed all
the juice out of the Genesis to make them as good as possible.
Very very muffled. The music at the Start button screen can
tell you what crap music and effects are in this game. It is
vry muffled and can barely be heard when turned down to a
normal level. Any music is to low and muffled to hear and
review. The announcer sounds alright though, although he is
also muffled, (theres that word again) you can still
understand him...and thats the good thing right?
This is where the game shines. The minute you start a
basketball game, and do a slam dunk, you'll be hooked untill
you finish. You start out to the menu screen where you
choose either "Options" "Head to Head" Or
"Multiplayer" Lets say you start a season and go to Head
To Head. You either have a choice if you want to save the
season or just play a game for kicks. You enter your
initials...SHK...and you choose your team...I'll ALWAYS go
for the Jazz so we all start out with the Jazz vs.
Mavericks. You start off with the tip, usually you'll have
to lose the ball sometimes in order to understand the
controls. You finally learn the Turbo button, and you're off
doing amazing stunts and Slam Dunks. Usually, or I anyways,
never pass to the CPU team-mate (hehehe). So you get all the
points. Thats always fun. There is a flaw where when yous
shoot, the announce will go "What an ugly shot!" And the
shot will be perfectly good. The controls are very simple to
understand, A is shoot, B is turbo, and C is pass. Easy.
You'll never want to end the game untill you finish a
If you ever see this game, buy it. I saw it at funcoland for
75 cents. Any sports fan will have fun. And any normal Gamer
will have fun also...
Overall: 8 / 10