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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 Main menu
NBA Live 96 SNES Assign strategies to specific buttons.
NBA Live 96 SNES Main menu
NBA Live 96 DOS User stats screen

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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
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Jun 14, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameFan Magazine PlayStation May, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SNES Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Game Players PlayStation Jun, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1996 82 out of 100 82


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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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