I'm not sure how many points I should be giving out for unintentional comedy or ironic enjoyment, but if that was the metric by which we measured the quality of all video games then Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City may be the greatest game of all time. The title stars Michael Jordan, who must rescue his fellow teammates from an evil mad scientist who has locked them up in various places around Chicago. Along the way, you're fighting enemies by using regular and powered-up basketballs, including ice balls, fire balls, and bomb balls. Slam dunks can be used as an attack as well. Clearly, strange magics are afoot in this title. 

Obviously, this title was panned upon its release, and it's not terribly hard to see why. The fighting mechanic can be a little too precise, and as a result, it's easy to rack up damage and lose a life against the villains that the game pits you against. On top of that, this title was clearly a marketing ploy that wanted to cash in on the name of Michael Jordan in order to move units. We can't really blame Electronic Arts for trying, even though the game ended up being a failure both commercially and critically. 

However, at the end of the day, this game is a cultural artifact, and is just as deserving to enter the canon of '90s nostalgia that the Internet has ordained in recent years. It represents rampant commercialism simultaneously at its best and worst, but it was definitely still more fun to play with than the Furby. 

Verdict: Treasure