NBA Live 96

Moby ID: 8867
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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 篮球96 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Credits (Genesis version)

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Produced by
  • Hitmen Productions
  • EA Canada
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Average score: 83% (based on 30 ratings)


Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 18 ratings with 1 reviews)

Simply the Best NBA Live Game for the SNES

The Good
This game is the most complete basketball game ever made for the Super Nintendo. Gameplay is realistic and the music rocks! I also like the fact that this game has League Leaders stats during season play. One thing that keeps this game fun is the create a player option. It's extremely entertaining to name your created player after you and go against the best basketball players in the world. Furthermore, this game lets you trade for any player you like. There are also offensive and defensive plays to choose from. This game is jam packed with features.

The Bad
The graphics is not very good. You can't hardly tell the different between players by looking at their faces. I also don't like how they bend their bodies like they are really old. Thankfully, you can clearly see their numbers and their skin tones, which helps to distingish players. Although it looks terrible by today's standards it's very good back in the 16-bit days.

The Bottom Line
This game is the best basketball game I have played on the SNES. It is a game with lots of features and it is fun to play. It's definitely one of the top sports game for the SNES. I also think that it is one of the best game ever made for the Super Nintendo.

SNES · by Thomas T (180) · 2006


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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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by William Shawn McDonie.

SNES added by Corn Popper. PlayStation, DOS added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, Thomas T, CaesarZX, Patrick Bregger.

Game added April 13, 2003. Last modified January 26, 2024.