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As with all games in the NBA Live series you can draft, trade and edit players. Play a full season, exhibition or just the playoffs. 96 includes 29 teams including the expansion Toronto and Vancouver teams.


NBA Live 96 Genesis New York: Madison Square Garden
NBA Live 96 Genesis Creating a player
NBA Live 96 PlayStation Utah Jazz court
NBA Live 96 DOS Choose controller before the match

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Simply the Best NBA Live Game for the SNES SNES Thomas T (217)

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground SNES 1997 10 out of 10 100
Privat Computer PC DOS 1996 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Jul 03, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Game Players PlayStation Jun, 1996 84 out of 100 84
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Nov, 1995 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jun, 1996 3.5 out of 5 70


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Michael Jordan

Although Michael Jordan is not in the game by default, you can create a player with Jordan's stats by naming the player "Jordan". The stats will automatically be created once you enter "Jordan".


  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1996 (Issue #143) – Sports Game of the Year

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