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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 Instant Replay mode
NBA Live 96 DOS NBA Live 96 western teams
NBA Live 96 SNES Assign strategies to specific buttons.
NBA Live 96 PlayStation Quarter view

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User Reviews

Simply the Best NBA Live Game for the SNES SNES Thomas T (230)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide SNES 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Jun 14, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Privat Computer PC DOS 1996 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Jul 03, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Power Play DOS Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1996 81 out of 100 81
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1996 7 out of 10 70
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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