NBA Live 97

Moby ID: 3112
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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.


  • 篮球九七 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Credits (Windows version)

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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
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #33 (Best 100 Games of All Time) (PSX version)

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by 235235.

SNES added by J. Michael Bottorff. SEGA Saturn added by Kohler 86. PlayStation added by Adam Baratz. Genesis added by Unicorn Lynx.

Additional contributors: Alaka, CaesarZX, Cantillon, Patrick Bregger.

Game added January 26, 2001. Last modified January 20, 2024.