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NBA Live 95

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
86
3.4
Genesis
86
3.6
SNES
92
4.2

User Reviews

Best in the Series! SNES Thomas T (217)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 8 3.4
Genesis 9 3.6
SNES 7 4.2
Combined MobyScore 24 3.7


The Press Says

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100
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
There are some funny animations, like players shaking their head after being knocked to the floor, or pointing their fingers after a slam-dunk. Option menus let you customize every aspect of the game, and "sliders" let you fine-tune the frequency of offensive and defensive fouls. Four players can participate at once with the EA multi-tap, which is an absolute riot. NBA Live even tracks individual "user" statistics, allowing participants to compare performances after the game. NBA Live's music is memorable and funky, but the action on the court is relatively quiet. The game has are a few minor glitches like being called for a backcourt violation when a steal occurs at mid-court. Since the rebound button is also used to shot, occasionally you'll toss the ball the length of the court after pulling down a board. But if you're looking for a five-on-five basketball game that's fast and fun, NBA Live 95 is the way to go.
100
DOSHigh Score
Sammanfattningsvis kan väl sägas att det inte finns så mycket övrigt att önska. NBA Live är ett förbaskat roligt, spännande och snabbt spel som håller gedigen kvalitet rakt igenom. Det är helt enkelt det bästa basketspel som någonsin gjorts och möjligen också den bästa sportsimulator - alla kategorier - som gjorts. Vi bockar och bugar återigen för Electronic Arts, de oomkullrunkeliga mästarna när det äller sportspel. Så om du är det minsta intresserad av sportspel eller basket - missa inte denna blivande klassiker!
98
SNESGame Players
This game is da bomb! It's EA's most realistic sports game - ever! Player animations, sound and graphics (the shadow of the basket, and the defensive stance of the players) are much better than in any previous b-ball titles.
98
SNESGameFan Magazine
It doesn't happens very often, but occasionally a game developer or publisher puts all of the pieces together and creates a game without peer. A game that is some seamless and without perceptible flaw that the controller feels like it is an extension of your body and that play becomes effortless to the point where you question whether you are living the experience or merely involved in playing within it.
97
SNESGame Players
Take heart, hoop fans. You sport has been represented in a video game like no other. NBA Live '95 captures the look, attitude and strategy of professional roundball and in truest NBA tradition, I must say, 'I love this game!'
93
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Nur um die Qualität des Produktes klar herauszustellen: NBA Live 95 ist selbst dem Referenzspiel FIFA Soccer um zwei Nasenlängen voraus.
92
DOSJoystick (French)
Que vous soyez ou non un adepte de basket, vous ne pourrez regretter votre achat. La meilleur simulation de ce sport sur PC.
90
SNESAll Game Guide
A create-player option would have been nice too. Yet NBA Live 95 is such a fantastic playing game that these criticisms seem like nit-picking. It is simply one of the elite sports games available for the Super Nintendo. Hoopsters rejoice!
90
GenesisVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
The NBA Live programming team has pushed the Genesis to the limit, producing a game that rivals the SNES version in nearly every way. If basketball is your thing, look no further than NBA Live '95.
90
SNESVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
Simply put, NBA Live '95 rocks the SNES with it's combination of awesome graphics, killer music, fast gameplay and incredible wealth of options. If you want true 5-on-5 action, nothing jams better than NBA Live!
90
SNESGamePro (US)
With these added features, EA Sports has created another sharp-looking, fast-playing realistic hoops cart that's a must for any sports library.
90
DOSPC Gamer
EA has delivered the action-packed, fast-breaking basketball game that hoops fans have been waiting for.
89
GenesisGame Players
There are a few other significant differences apart from control as well. Due to the Genesis' limited color palette, the SNES version has better graphics and the SNES' sound capabilities outshine those of the Genesis. And if you're into multi-player action, there is a limit of four players on Genesis while p to five SNES players can join each other on the court, filling out a five-man team.
88
GenesisMega Fun
Konnten mir die Tiny Toon-Sportspielchen nur ein müdes Lächeln entlocken, bin ich bei NBA Action ‘95 wie der Feuer und Flamme. Das sind die EA Sports-Simulationen, wie wir sie kennen und lieben: Realismus pur; und bei ihrem NBA-Update hatte EA auch einiges an verlorenem Boden gutzumachen; so beschränken sich die Neuerungen nicht nur einfach darauf die Teamstatistiken zu aktualisieren, der Spielaufbau ist einer 3D-isometrischen Perspektive gewichen, etliche neue Animationsphasen bereichern das Geschehen, und trotzdem ist das Sequel deutlich flüssiger und flexibler spielbar als bisher. FIFA-like ermüden Eure Spieler sogar spürbar mit der Zeit. DAS ist Basketball. Spielzüge taktisch aufzubauen ist ohne Probleme möglich, die variablen Optionen fließen hier natürlich auch mit ein; dazu vorbildliche Liga-Modi mit eigenen Teams und eine gewohnt professionelle Aufmachung. Sportspiel-Fans werden es lieben, die anderen sollen von mir aus mit ihren Toons glücklich werden.
88
GenesisGameFan Magazine
I like NBA '95 more than any previous basketball title I've come across, it's just that there seems to be areas to improve upon. There's a lot to like and a bit to be smoothed over, but the ground work is set. The round ball series from EA hasn't quite reached the level of NHL or FIFA, no small task indeed, but we certainly look forward to the attempts of getting there.
87
DOSMikroBitti
Vaikka testikoneessa oli vapaata muistia lähes seitsemän ja puoli megaa, niin peli pyysi vielä lisää. Mitään vaikutusta muistin "puutteella" ei kuitenkaan tuntunut olevan, joten varoittelut ja pakkauksen Pentium-ylistykset tuntuvat jälkeenpäin lisätyiltä Intelin liikevaihdon nostajilta. MBnetissä on huokailtu NBA Live 95:n korkeasta hinnasta, mutta kyllä koripallon ystävälle peli on jokaisen siihen sijoitetun markan arvoinen.
86
DOSPower Play
Was vor einem Jahr „NHL Hockey“ für Eisfans bedeutete, ist jetzt „NBA Live 95“ für heimische Streetballer. Das Spiel glänzt mit gnadenlos recherchiertem Hintergrund, bietet einen knackigen und lang motivierenden Saisonmodus, und selbst der Action-Part auf dem Parkett kann sich sehen lassen. Ähnlich einfach zu steuern wie „FIFA Soccer“ oder „NHL Hockey“ kommen selbst Einsteiger mit der richtigen Mannschaft schnell zum Sieg und Profis werden dank Schwierigkeitsgraden nie unterfordert. In Sachen Präsentation läßt „NBA Live 95“ die Konkurrenz natürlich wieder glatt im Regen stehen. Prachtvolle SVGA-Menüs, Digi-Bilder von allen Spielern und witzige Animationen paaren sich mit dem tollen Soundtrack und atmosphärischem Zuschauerlärm. Basketballer mit CD-ROM müssen also unbedingt loslegen, auch wenn das Computerdunking nur halb soviel Spaß macht, wie ein Live erlebtes Spiel oder ein Korbgefecht in der Abendsonne gegen besonders gute Freunde.
86
DOSPC Player (Germany)
NBA Live ragt aus dem PC-Basketballangebot heraus wie Detlef Schrempf aus einer Zwergerlmannschaft.
80
DOSCD Player
Wer auf dem PC eine ernsthafte Basketball-Simulation sucht, hat keine Alternativen. NBA Live bringt Anspruch und Klasse der besten Liga der Welt hervorragend rüber. Während Acclaims »NBA Jam« eher in Richtung Action geht, bietet Electronic Arts realistisches Spielgefühl mit 5-Mann-Teams, Auswechslungen und Trainer-Strategie. Das Programm ist leichter zu meistern, als man angesichts der Menü-Auswüchse zunächst befürchten mag. Auch Einsteiger haben eine Chance.
80
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
I have a hunch that NBA LIVE will go down as one of the best sports simulations of the year for two reasons. First, it is the first fun basketball released for a basketball-hungry sports crowd. Second, it is extremely good, even considering the flaws. Remember when NHL HOCKEY '94 came out, and how many flaws it had? Remember how good it was regardless? It's the same situation here. If you've been dying, like me, for a hoops sim, then you really need to get this game – no ifs, ands or buts.
80
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Trotz der Kritik ist NBA Live '95 einer der besten Vertreter des Genres, der getrost in jeder gutsortierten Sportsimulations-Sammlung stehen darf.
80
GenesisSega-16.com
There is nothing that makes NBA Live '95 difficult to pick up and play, but to that effect, I think that the game can get kind of monotonous after a while. Even the average beer drinking, sports loving guy like me will get kind of bored being up by twenty with 4:05 to go in the third quarter. Only the top teams in the game will give you a challenge down the stretch, which makes me not want to play a full eighty-one-game season very much, like I do in the NHL games and Sports Talk Baseball. This is clearly not as groundbreaking or as fun as the sports "holy grails" like NHL '94-'96, Bill Walsh College Football, etc, but I do believe this is the best true basketball action you can get on the Genesis. I think that there is a lot of fun to be had in this game by anyone, and for what you are going to pay for it, why don't you dish this one up and in for some terrific basketball action today?
80
GenesisGamePro (US)
By improving on last season's already-solid game, EA Sports has created a new, sharp-looking, fast-playing, authentic hoops cart that's a must for basketball fans.
75
GenesisGame Players
If there is any weakness in NBA Live '95, it's in the special effects and 'explosiveness' factor. I've played other games - such as NBA Jam - that had more excitement in that area, and with animated characters you never get the reality of live action interactive games. But overall, like I like to say, NBA Live '95 was 'all good'.
60
DOSWorld Village (Gamer's Zone)
Despite poor artificial intelligence, NBA Live '95 is THE definitive 5-on-5 game for the PC. It's digitized graphics and sounds add to the great gameplay and detailed stats. If you like basketball, NBA Live '95 is definitely worth picking up. If you're looking for the best basketball game available for your PC, this is the game for you.