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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 Genesis Playoff standings
NBA Live 96 DOS You can view players information
NBA Live 96 PlayStation Slam dunk

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 24, 2001 A- 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Jul 03, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SNES Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jun, 1996 3.5 out of 5 70
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jun 17, 2006 B- 67


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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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