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Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs, first published in 1989 by Electronics Arts, is one of the first basketball titles to feature a NBA license. In fact the game features all eight teams that made the playoffs that year (Lakers, Suns, Sonics, Jazz, Pistons, Bulls, Celtics and Knicks), each with its respective twelve-player line-up, supported by actual stats.
Game modes include Single Game, with customizable difficulty settings, play styles, and quarter lengths. Play styles include Regular Season, Preseason, and Showtime. Quarter lengths range from two to twelve minutes. A selection between "Arcade" and "Simulation" gameplay is also available. Tournament Mode follows the playoff structure and may only be played at hardest difficulty level, with twelve minute quarters and simulation-style gameplay.
Two players can compete in Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs with options to play with keyboard controls, joysticks, or one of each. Sound and music can also be turned on and off, while substitutions and time outs can be called during the action. The West and East All-Stars are also included, though only in Single Game mode. These teams give the game an exhibition feeling not unlike the real thing. ~ Brad Penniment, All Game Guide