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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 DOS Rules screen
NBA Live 96 DOS Stats menu
NBA Live 96 DOS Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets
NBA Live 96 DOS Setting up keyboard

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Critic Reviews

PC Action Mar, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Privat Computer PC 1996 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot May 01, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Joker Mar, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1996 81 out of 100 81
High Score May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Brazil) May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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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Kabushi (250623) added NBA Live 96 (DOS) on Mar 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69127), Kabushi (250623) and William Shawn McDonie (1180)