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NBA Live 96 (SNES)

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86
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Electric Playground
It doesn't get much better than this. 29 NBA teams, including the Grizz and the Toronto Raptors; the ability to create players (and put in real NBA players that couldn't be in this game because of licensing agreements); on-the-fly play calling, including animated diagrams of the plays and a whole new appreciation for the smallest details of the best sport on the planet, like charted shot summaries, rebound tip-ins, cross over dribbles and power slams. I've said it before and I'll say it again (even though I'm not getting a penny from the NBA), "I Love This Game!"
91
The Video Game Critic
The NBA Live series got its start on the Genesis, but the SNES edition of NBA Live 96 is clearly better, thanks to sharper graphics and clear sound effects. In addition, holding in the shoulder buttons to initiate turbo is much more convenient than the awkward Genesis controller scheme. In terms of gameplay, NBA Live 96 offers nonstop action and realistic gameplay. It's a huge step up from NBA Showdown. With the five-player multitap, you and four friends can even control an entire team! The only thing I don't like about the game are its terribly pixelated hardwood floors. Otherwise NBA Live 96 is a slam dunk.
90
All Game Guide
As it stands, NBA Live 96 is a worthy addition to any fan who loved 1994's game but wanted greater flexibility in team management. It is difficult to recommend this game for the casual fan who already owns NBA Live 95, however. The differences aren't that drastic to make you want to upgrade the game. On the other hand, if you passed on 1994's title and want the best SNES basketball game for 1995, you have no excuse not shake and bake over to the store and slam your money on the counter. It doesn't get much better than this.
90
GamePro (US)
The furious pace along with NBA realism and a noticeable improvement over Live '95, make NBA Live '96 the only worthy basketball game for SNES hoopsters.
88
Mega Fun
Wie nicht anders zu erwarten. lieferte EA ein routiniertes Update der Basketball-Referenz ab. Die zusätzlichen Features sind jedoch - vornehm ausgedrückt - recht überschaubar. Zwar wurde am Strategieteil mächtig gefeilt, so daß absolute Basketballpuristen sich auch taktisch an diesem Modul festbeißen werden, Otto-Normal-Zocker dürfte diese erweiterte Option allerdings eher kalt lassen, zumal nur Cracks die strategischen Elemente optimal nutzen können. Viel interessanter sind da schon die neuesten Dunks, die die Programmierer sich wieder von den Original-Akteuren abgeschaut haben. Apropos Grafik. trotz einiger neuer Animationen bewegen sich die langen Kerle im Verhältnis zu NBA Live‘95 auf dem Mega Drive immer noch etwas ungelenkig über den Court. Unter dem Strich gebührt dem Spiel NBA Live durch das ausgefeilte Gameplay jedoch nach wie vor der Titel „Bestes Basketballspiel“.
80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
You already know what to expect from the graphics and playability --- it's still all there. It's the new features that have enhanced this game.
65
Total! (Germany)
Nennt Ihr den ersten Teil Euer Eigen, ist die 96er Edition des NBA-Spektakels für Euch uninteressant. Alle anderen Basketball-begeisterten SNES-User bekommen mit NBA Live '96 ein solides, wenn auch in ähnlicher Form schon einmal dagewesenes Sportspiel geboten.