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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 Instant Replay mode
NBA Live 97 Genesis Nice shot :) Lots of stats appear on the screen during the game
NBA Live 97 Genesis One to four teams for you to control during a season
NBA Live 97 SNES Good, for two points!

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Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 94 out of 100 94
Hobby Consolas Genesis Dec, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Dec, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Power Play DOS Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1997 84 out of 100 84
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1997 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Reset Windows May, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Game Players PlayStation Dec, 1996 6.5 out of 10 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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