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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 PlayStation Lakers court
NBA Live 96 DOS Title screen (from intro)
NBA Live 96 SNES Different home team, different floor
NBA Live 96 SNES Copyright notice

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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
Privat Computer PC DOS 1996 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide SNES 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Power Play DOS Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Nov, 1995 8 out of 10 80
High Score DOS May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1996 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jun, 1996 3.5 out of 5 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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