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NBA Live 97

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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.


NBA Live 97 DOS Team info screen
NBA Live 97 Genesis Nice team stats :)
NBA Live 97 DOS Choose controller type before match
NBA Live 97 SNES Grabbing an offensive board in traffic

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Electric Playground Genesis Feb 06, 1997 10 out of 10 100
High Score Windows Mar, 1997 5 out of 5 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Dec, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1997 90 out of 100 90
Player One Genesis Jan, 1997 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jun 17, 2006 B 75
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1997 2.75 out of 6 65


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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.


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