NBA Live 97

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
78
...
Windows
87
2.9
Genesis
89
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.

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NBA Live 97 DOS Better to pass the ball
NBA Live 97 DOS Instant Replay mode
NBA Live 97 DOS You can create your own players
NBA Live 97 SNES Two-handed jam!

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Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas Genesis Dec, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Dec, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Windows Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1997 84 out of 100 84
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1997 82 out of 100 82
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Video Games PlayStation Jan, 1997 79 out of 100 79
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Dec 24, 2000 F 0

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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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