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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 Genesis Team stats
NBA Live 96 Genesis Playoff standings
NBA Live 96 Genesis Introducing the players. No close-up! Booooooo....
NBA Live 96 Genesis Draft. There are two new teams - Raptors and Grizzleys.

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Critic Reviews

Electric Playground Jan 10, 1996 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Dec, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jul 03, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Dec, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Jul 02, 2018 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Jun 17, 2006 B- 67


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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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William Shawn McDonie (1180) added NBA Live 96 (Genesis) on Apr 12, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69287) and Kabushi (226028)