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Jordan vs Bird (Genesis)

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Title Screen

Jordan vs Bird

Also known as: Jordan vs Bird - One on One (JP)
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (US/EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Platform: Genesis
Released in JP: September 24, 1993
Released in US: April 1992
Released in EU: 1992


RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
Rip sprites of Bing Gordon and Ron Barr due to that they have an animation.

Jordan vs Bird is a remake of a Commodore 64 basketball game where you play as either Michael Jordan or Larry Bird.

Regional Differences

When the game was brought to Japan, some changes were made due to a lawsuit from ESPN over the game's EA Sports Network (EASN) branding and EA had to change their branding to EA Sports.

Intro

US/Europe Japan
JordanvsBirdMD-Intro.png JordanvsBirdMD-JPIntro.png

In the Japanese version, the EASN logo was replaced by the EA Sports logo.

Title Screen

US/Europe Japan
Jordan vs Bird (Genesis)-title.png JordanvsBirdMD-JPtitle.png

The EASN logo was changed to the EA Sports logo even though the text still says Electronic Arts Sports Network and Press Start to Begin was changed to Push Start to Begin.

Menus

US/Europe Japan
JordanvsBirdMD-Menu.png JordanvsBirdMD-JPMenu.png

A brighter blue has been used in the background and the EASN logo was replaced by the EA Sports logo. In the US/Europe version, 2 Players is the default setting while in the Japanese version, it has changed to 1 Player Jordan. There were some minor text changes:

US/Europe Japan
OPTIONS OPTION
POINTS POINT
LOSER'S/WINNER'S OUTS LOSER/WINNER OUT
PERIOD LENGTH PERIOD TIME
MINUTES MIN
PRESS START TO CONTINUE PUSH START TO CONTINUE

The Japanese version also changes the option for 2 Players. They are now 2 PLAYER 1-J 2-B and 2 PLAYER 1-B 2-J rather than just Player 1 being Jordan and Player 2 being Bird.

Matchup Screen

US/Europe Japan
JordanvsBirdMD-PreMatch.png JordanvsBirdMD-JPPreMatch.png

Commentator Bing Gordon has been replaced by Ron Barr in the Japanese version. The text was altered by replacing the EASN references with EA Sports.