Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City. Exists.
If you were anything like me as a little tyke, one of the world's greatest mysteries was the absence of Michael Jordan in video games. NBA Live '98? Off the chain, but it would have been so much better if I could have ran with MJ, instead of having to trade for Shawn Kemp. For a 10-year old kid, these things are a real bummer.
As I got older, I realized that video games, like everything else, are a business. MJ wasn't in NBA Live for the same reason EA Sports can't make MVP Baseball anymore: private licenses. They prevent everyone from maximizing their fun.
The best known video game featuring MJ back in the day was Nintendo's Jordan vs. Bird. But did you know there is another privately licensed Jordan game out there? Oh man, is there ever. I present to you...
Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City!
Oh yes, this exists. And if you still own a Super Nintendo (I was a Sega man myself) and aren't currently scouring eBay for a copy of this, well then, I don't think we're friends anymore.
The concept of Chaos in the Windy City is simple:
CitWC takes place in Chicago, of course. The Bulls are getting ready for a big game. And then, something goes awry. To Michael's horror, he finds that the rest of his team are missing. Then he receives a note from a mad scientist named Maximus Cranium, who states that he has captured the other Bulls and plans to use them as experiments if Michael doesn't turn himself over.Maximus Cranium = Dr. Josef Mengele, 1990's Bulls = Jews? Food for thought.
The rest of the game consists of MJ killing zombies with basketballs on their heads with...basketballs. Not just any basketballs, mind you. There are ice balls, fire balls, homing balls, and grenade balls, just to name a few.
You want video? We've got video! And it's narrated by Michael Caine(?). The party gets started at the 1:00 minute mark. It's a must watch.
MJ rescuing the Bulls from a mad scientist? Too good to be true. I'd like to see Charles Barkley do that!