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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 Quarter view
NBA Live 96 DOS You can view where you made or missed your shots.
NBA Live 96 DOS Exhibition game between Orlando and Houston
NBA Live 96 SNES Assign strategies to specific buttons.

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User Reviews

Simply the Best NBA Live Game for the SNES SNES Thomas T (232)

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground SNES 1997 10 out of 10 100
PC Action DOS Mar, 1996 95 out of 100 95
All Game Guide SNES 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Jul 03, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Jun 14, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mega Fun SNES Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Video Games SNES Sep, 1995 85 out of 100 85
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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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