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NBA Live 97

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
87
3.3
SNES
...
3.0
PlayStation
78
2.7
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Description

NBA Live 97 is a basketball game with an emphasis on realism. You can choose from all of the NBA teams, create a team with players you create yourself, or choose a team formed by the All-Star players of the east or West coasts. When you create a player yourself you can customize the player to a high degree. There are over 60 offensive and 10 defensive set-ups. Match options include an exhibition match, a whole season or the playoffs.

Screenshots

NBA Live 97 DOS Loading screen
NBA Live 97 DOS Trade menu
NBA Live 97 Genesis Suspenseful situation...
NBA Live 97 Genesis Playoff table

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The Press Says

High Score DOS Mar, 1997 5 out of 5 100
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1997 93 out of 100 93
Hobby Consolas Genesis Dec, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1997 90 out of 100 90
Power Play DOS Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
IGN PlayStation Mar 21, 1997 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 29, 1997 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Cover

The cover features shooting guard Mitch Richmond, at the time playing for the Sacramento Kings.

Cut content

The "shot control" feature detailed on page 10 of the manual is not featured in the game. It was stated by Electronic Arts that this was removed from the final version but the reason remains unknown.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Sports Game of the Year
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