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NBA Live 96

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
84
3.3
PlayStation
80
4.2
DOS
86
3.9

Advertising Blurbs

Press Release (PC):

    Electronic Arts Ships NBA Live 96 for PC CD-ROM
    EA SPORTS' New Basketball Title to be Showcased at NBA All-Star Weekend

    SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 1996--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS), a leading global interactive entertainment software company, EA SPORTS division today announced the shipment of NBA LIVE 96 for PC CD-ROM. The new five-on-five, full-court action basketball game will also be showcased at the NBA All-Star Weekend on February 9-11, 1996 in San Antonio, Texas, in hospitality suites hosted by the National Basketball Association and Turner Broadcasting.

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    "NBA Live 96 brings the NBA experience to life, allowing basketball fanatics to become completely immersed in the game," said Don Transeth, vice president of marketing, EA SPORTS. "The authenticity and realism of NBA Live 96 is created through a combination of 3-D animation and the exploitation of the NBA license delivering real teams, players, statistics, logos, uniforms, and arenas to the die-hard basketball consumer. In fact, EA SPORTS is so committed to realism at every level of the game that Dennis Rodman's hair color changes throughout the NBA Live 96 season."

    NBA Live 96 features more than 300 real NBA players as well as 29 NBA teams. Also featured is complete statistic tracking, photos and interviews with the players. Game players can create their own players by specifying height, weight, position, speed, and offensive and defensive strengths using the "Create a Player" feature. In addition, a free agent option enables player trades to be made in order to create "dream teams."

    NBA Live 96 delivers unmatched gameplay allowing players to select a high-energy, fast action-oriented game or a slow down pace so they can play strategic ball utilizing the new on-the-fly playcalling feature that includes authentic NBA plays. Different modes allow players to choose exhibition, regular season or playoffs.

    Before the action begins, game players are introduced to NBA Live 96 through a dynamic 3D-rendered 360 degree opening sequence called Virtual Stadium technology. This sequence takes players on a journey from the top of the stadium for an aerial view of the court followed by a sweep through the chanting stands then ultimately to center court for tip-off.

    Throughout gameplay, Virtual Stadium allows players to get even further immersed into the realism of the game through NBA Live 96's 16 camera angles, including a "Slam Cam" rim view and a full court look from the press box called "Press Cam." There are even views from NBA arena catwalks highlighting new court logo designs. This exclusive technology combined with a CD-quality soundtrack, video footage of NBA stars slam dunking, dishing no-look passes, and launching sweet outside jumpers, and authentic team chants makes NBA Live 96 an absolutely outrageous hoops experience.

    The retail price for NBA Live 96 for PC CD-ROM will range from $50-$60. The title is also currently available on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

    EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling titles include FIFA Soccer, John Madden Football, NHL Hockey, NBA Live Basketball, PGA TOUR Golf, Triple Play Baseball, College Football USA and Coach K College Basketball.

    Electronic Arts, headquartered in San Mateo, California, is a leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA has an annual sales rate of over $520 million. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for advanced entertainment systems such as the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, as well as IBM-compatible PCs, Macintosh computers, and major dedicated video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products worldwide under five brand names: EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts Studio, Origin Systems Inc., Bullfrog Productions Ltd. and Jane's Combat Simulations. EA has subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Austin, Texas. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com.

    Note to Editors:

    Electronic Arts, Origin, Bullfrog, EA SPORTS, Virtual Stadium, John Madden Football, Triple Play Baseball and Electronic Arts Studio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts or its wholly-owned subsidiaries. FIFA Soccer 96 is an official FIFA licensed product. NBA, NHL, PGA TOUR and College Football USA are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are used under license. Jane's is a registered trademark of Jane's Information Group Ltd. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Sega, Genesis, and Sega Saturn are trademarks of Sega Enterprises Ltd. Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a registered trademark of Nintendo of America, Inc. 3DO and Interactive Multiplayer are trademarks of The 3DO Company. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Jun 30, 2008.

Press Release (Playstation):

    Electronic Arts Ships NBA LIVE 96 for the PlayStation
    EA SPORTS' New Basketball Title Hits the Hardwood as the Season Heats-Up for the NBA Playoffs & Finals

    SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 1996--Electronic Arts' (NASDAQ: ERTS), a leading global interactive entertainment software company, EA SPORTS division today announced the shipment of NBA LIVE 96 for the PlayStation.

    NBA LIVE 96 is the thirteenth PlayStation title shipped by Electronic Arts this year. This new title, the most realistic five-on-five NBA basketball game to hit the market, will be available in stores on March 29, 1996, at a suggested retail price of $59.95.

    NBA LIVE 96 features more than 300 real NBA players as well as 29 NBA teams. To give consumers the most authentic basketball simulation, each player is accurately rated and performs based on his actual NBA statistics. A complete statistic tracking system keeps individual game and season stats for every team and player, which gives basketball aficionados the game depth they demand. Also featured are player photos and actual court logos of every team, including the colorful new court of the back-to-back World Champion Houston Rockets and newcomers Vancouver Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors. NBA LIVE 96 is so real that even Dennis Rodman's hair color changes throughout the season.

    NBA LIVE 96 delivers unmatched gameplay allowing players to select a high-energy, fast action-oriented game or slow down the pace so they can play strategic ball utilizing a new on-the-fly playcalling feature that includes authentic NBA plays. Different modes allow players to choose exhibition, regular season or playoffs.

    As stated in Game Player's Magazine, a leading interactive entertainment industry publication, "NBA LIVE 96 is the best 32-bit basketball simulation available. It delivers a gameplay experience that is unequaled and provides consumers with the realism and excitement of actual NBA action they're looking for. The depth of the game, including statistics tracking, updated player ratings and the total dedication to hoops are what sets NBA LIVE 96 apart from the pack. This game will keep you up late at night."

    Don Transeth, vice president of EA SPORTS marketing, commented, "NBA LIVE 96 for PlayStation upholds EA SPORTS' tradition of releasing top-notch titles for successful new hardware platforms. The combination of 3-D animation and the exploitation of the NBA license, such as inclusion of all teams, players and statistics, clearly positions NBA LIVE as the premier basketball title that will satisfy the appetite of die-hard hoops fans. NBA LIVE was the top-ranked cartridge basketball title in 1995 and EA SPORTS looks forward to claiming the same status on PC and the 32-bit systems this year."

    Before the action begins, game players are introduced to NBA LIVE 96 through a dynamic 3D-rendered 360 degree opening sequence using Electronic Arts' Virtual Stadium technology. Virtual Stadium takes players on a journey from the top of the stadium for an aerial view of the court followed by a sweep through the chanting crowd then ultimately to center court for tip-off.

    Throughout gameplay, Virtual Stadium allows players to get even further immersed into the realism of the game through NBA LIVE 96's 15 camera angles, including a full court look from the press box called "Press Cam," along with views from NBA arena catwalks. This exclusive technology combined with a CD-quality soundtrack, video footage of NBA stars slam dunking, dishing no-look passes and launching sweet outside jumpers makes NBA LIVE 96 an absolutely outrageous hoops experience.

    NBA LIVE 96 also has its own web site featuring quick-time videos of PlayStation game highlights of a variety of NBA stars, multiple screen shots and an invaluable player strategy guide. It can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com/easports/easports/html. NBA LIVE 96 is currently available on the PC CD-ROM, Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

    EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling titles include John Madden Football, NHL Hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, PGA TOUR Golf, Triple Play Baseball, FIFA Soccer, College Football USA and Coach K College Basketball.

    Electronic Arts, headquartered in San Mateo, California, is a leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA has an annual sales rate of over $520 million. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for advanced entertainment systems such as The PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, as well as IBM-compatible PCs, Macintosh computers, and major dedicated video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products worldwide under five brand names: EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts Studio, Origin Systems Inc., Bullfrog Productions Ltd. and Jane's Combat Simulations. EA has subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Austin, Texas. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com.

    Note to Editors: Electronic Arts, Origin, Bullfrog, EA SPORTS, Virtual Stadium, John Madden Football, and Triple Play Baseball are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts or its wholly-owned subsidiaries. FIFA, Jane's, NBA, and the individual NBA team names, NHL, PGA TOUR and College Football USA are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are used under license. PlayStation is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sega, Genesis, and Sega Saturn are trademarks of Sega Enterprises Ltd. Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a registered trademark of Nintendo of America, Inc. 3DO and Interactive Multiplayer are trademarks of The 3DO Company. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Jun 30, 2008.

Back of Box - SNES:

    BACK TO BACK CHAMPION



    NBA LIVE 96 returns for another CHAMPIONSHIP season. NEW player animations and REALISTIC strategy make it the COOLEST hoops game ever created on the Super NES.

    SHAKE & BAKE
    PAYTON mesmerizes the D with the NEW spin move & crossover dribble

    REAL STRATEGY
    Showcase your coaching skills with ON-THE-FLY play calling. J. KIND calls a pick and roll.

    NEW SPECIAL MOVES
    WEBBER Tip Dunks
    HILL Power Slams
    PENNY's Double-Clutch shot

    CREATE PLAYERS
    CREATE, DRAFT, and EDIT players, even trade any player in the league. Check out MITCH RICHMOND.

    FRESH FEATURES

    ACTION
  • All new animations - check out the NEW 1 on 1 moves
  • NEW DUNKS include tip slams & power dunks
  • NEW crowd chants & free throw interaction
  • Passing on the run and turbo features let you fast break
  • Alley oops, blocked dunks, and mid-air passes

    STRATEGY
  • Real NBA strategy
  • NEW On-the-fly play calling
  • NEW Animated Play Diagrams
  • Over 60 Offensive plays & 10 Defensive sets

    DEPTH
  • NEW Create, Draft, Edit, & Trade players
  • Team, player and user stats are saved all season long
  • Play in full season, exhibition or go direct to playoffs any time
  • All 29 NBA teams, 2 All-Star and 4 Custom teams
  • 5 player action

    INCLUDES EXPANSION TEAMS
    TORONTO & VANCOUVER

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69506) on Mar 24, 2004.

Back Cover - Genesis NTSC:
    BACK TO BACK CHAMPION

    NBA LIVE 96 returns for another CHAMPIONSHIP season. NEW player animations and REALISTIC strategy make it the COOLEST hoops game ever created on the Sega Genesis.

    CREATE PLAYERS
  • CREATE, DRAFT, and EDIT players, even trade any player in the league. Check out MITCH RICHMOND.

    SHAKE & BAKE
  • PAYTON mesmerizes the D with the NEW spin move & cross over dribble

    REAL STRATEGY
  • ON-THE-FLY play calling, 3. KIND calls a play to the low post.

    NEW SPECIAL MOVES
  • HILL Power Slams
  • WEBBER Tip Dunks
  • PENNY's Double Clutch Shot


    FRESH FEATURES

    ACTION
  • NEW animations - check out the one on one moves
  • NEW DUNKS include tip slams & power dunks
  • Passing on the run and turbo features let you fast break
  • Alley oops, blocked dunks, and mid-air passes
  • NEW crowd chants & interactive crowd free throw action

    STRATEGY
  • Real NBA strategy
  • NEW on-the-fly play calling
  • NEW animated play diagrams
  • Over 60 offensive plays & 10 defensive sets

    DEPTH
  • NEW create, draft, edit, & trade players feature
  • Team, player and user stats are saved all season long
  • Play in full season, exhibition or go direct to playoffs anytime
  • All 29 NBA teams, 2 All-Star and 4 Custom teams
  • 4 player action

    INCLUDES EXPANSION TEAMS
    TORONTO & VANCOUVER

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Mar 23, 2004.