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One of the first few games to be developed by SCEE's internal studio, this official basketball simulation is endorsed by the NBA, and features all of the teams from the '97 season. The game features real player likenesses, names and stats. There is also the facility to create customised players.

The usual range of Season play, Tournaments and Exhibition modes can be found. A host of tactical options can be set-up, and 'special moves' are there to discover. The game supports multiplayer modes of up to 8 players.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Total NBA '97" -- European Title

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Critic Reviews

Play Magazine 1997 92 out of 100 92
Edge Apr, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1997 9 out of 10 90
IGN Mar 18, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Entertainment Weekly May 02, 1997 B+ 83
Game Revolution Mar, 1997 B+ 83
GameSpot Mar 18, 1997 7.9 out of 10 79
Mega Fun Mar, 1997 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1996 7.8 out of 10 78
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75


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//dbz: (5199) added NBA Shootout '97 (PlayStation) on Feb 09, 2004