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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 DOS Virtual stadium logo
NBA Live 96 PlayStation Game start
NBA Live 96 Genesis Dramatic situation
NBA Live 96 DOS Title screen (from intro)

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 24, 2001 A- 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment DOS Apr, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Nov, 1995 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jun 17, 2006 B- 67
Total! (Germany) SNES Feb, 1996 2.75 out of 6 65


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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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