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NBA Live 96 (SNES)

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As with all games in the NBA Live series you can draft, trade and edit players. Play a full season, exhibition or just the playoffs. 96 includes 29 teams including the expansion Toronto and Vancouver teams.


NBA Live 96 SNES Advertisement during gameplay
NBA Live 96 SNES A 2-pointer
NBA Live 96 SNES Nice jumpshot
NBA Live 96 SNES Different home team, different floor

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User Reviews

Simply the Best NBA Live Game for the SNES Thomas T (217) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground 1997 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Nov 24, 2001 A- 91
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Nov, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Sep, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Feb, 1996 2.75 out of 6 65


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Michael Jordan

Although Michael Jordan is not in the game by default, you can create a player with Jordan's stats by naming the player "Jordan". The stats will automatically be created once you enter "Jordan".


  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1996 (Issue #143) – Sports Game of the Year

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Corn Popper (69459) added NBA Live 96 (SNES) on Mar 18, 2004
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