From the company that brought you Tecmo Super Bowl and the crushing dominance of digital Bo Jackson comes this game, less well-known than its football counterpart but surprisingly deep. First of all, it features Michael Jordan at a time when Jordan had opted out of the NBPA in order to pursue his own endorsement deals, making his legit appearance in video game form a rarity. It also features a complete playbook with sets as simple as pick and roll and as complicated as flex screens on the low block. And although the realism of the uniforms leaves something to be desired, each team's court features the team logo on it, giving at least a nod to the notion of accurate arenas for different teams. The game also featured a battery backup, allowing you to play a full season with stats tracking for all the players.
Tecmo NBA Basketball and Super NBA Basketball (1992)