NBA Live 2000 Reviews (Nintendo 64)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.5

Critic Reviews

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Total! (Germany) (Dec, 1999)
Mit der Integration von Michael Jordan bietet NBA Live 2000 einen großen Kaufanreiz. Ansonsten gibt es nicht allzu viel Neues, sodass Besitzer des Vorgängers nicht unbedingt erneut zugreifen müssen. Alle anderen erhalten ein sehr gut aussehendes und flüssig spielbares Basketball-Spiel, das kaum einen Wunsch offen lässt.
Utöver en-mot-en-matcherna finns de klassiska spelvarianterna. Här handlar det om vanliga uppvisningsmatcher eller hela säsongsspel. I uppvisningsmatcherna har man stora möjligheter att öva in alla sina speluppställningarn och taktiska finesser, likaväl som att man har chansen att träna upp sin bollkontroll med sin joypad, så att man känner sig varm i basketdressen. När man kan den biten är man mogen för att ta sig an hela årssäsongen. Välj lag, spel tufft, acceptera inga nederlag. Det enda som gäller är att vinna, och det stort. NBA-bucklan hägrar någonstans där borta i det nya milleniets början.
Player One (Dec, 1999)
C'est bien simple, que ce soit sur Play ou N64, NBA Live supplante tous les autres jeux de basket existants. Incontournable pour les amateurs de parquet.
Video Games (Dec, 1999)
Ein weiteres Mal zeigt EA der Konkurrenz deutlich, dass sie die unangefochtene Nummer 1 unter den Sportspiel-Herstellern sind. Sei es die technische Umsetzung, die unzähligen Optionen oder die ausgereifte KI – hier stimmt mal wieder alles. Und dank der coolen Sprüche der Spieler und dem mitreißenden Soundtrack ist es schwierig, nicht von diesem Game gefesselt zu werden. Wer sich nur im Entferntesten mit Basketball anfreunden kann, hat hier sein neues Top-Game gefunden.
80 (Jan 11, 2000)
Nouvelle version de NBA Live 2000 qui ne dément pas la richesse du titre d'Electronic Arts. Le principal défaut réside dans les ralentissements des replays et quelques petits bugs de temps en temps. Les nouveaux modes et la qualité du travail d'EA vous assure en tout cas d'une très grosse dose de NBA en intraveineuse :)
Whether due to the limitations of the cartridge format or the perceived demographics of the system's owners, the Nintendo 64 version of NBA Live 2000 is lacking many of the features found in its PlayStation and PC counterparts. The gameplay remains top-notch, and the graphics are more than acceptable, but if you have a choice, you'll want to check out the other versions. Most notably missing are the Legends of the game (a collection of 50 stars from the 1950s through the 1990s), a dispersal draft, and any hint of a career mode. That said, those who only have a N64 at their disposal will be hard-pressed to find a better b-ball game for the system.
NBA Live 2000 is probably the best basketball simulation to hit the N64 in the late 1990s. If you like hard-driving basketball action, then NBA Live 2000 is a game you want in your collection. The return of Michael Jordan alone makes the game worth a look.
Game Critics (Dec 13, 1999)
As bad as Live 2000 is, I figure the whole 'Live' franchise is so ingrained into the psyche of today's gamers that they've already gone out and purchased this game without noticing anything wrong with it. The rest of you, who for whatever reason have not bought it already, please listen when I say that you are better off to stay away. Live 2000 is not worthy of having Michael Jordan's name attached to it and certainly not worthy of your hard-earned dollars; if nothing else, Live 2000 is a big step backwards for the 'Live' franchise. Aside from the inclusion of the game's legends and MJ, there isn't anything in Live 2000 to set it apart from the piles of NBA games on the market. Okay, now that Live fans have finished reading my review, I'll have you know that I am ready for the onslaught of negative email.