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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 Creating a player
NBA Live 96 SNES A 2-pointer
NBA Live 96 DOS If you don't try to score in 30 seconds, you will get shot clock violation
NBA Live 96 PlayStation Title screen

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NBA Live 96 Magazine Advertisement
NBA Live 96 Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "NBA 篮球96" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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User Reviews

Simply the Best NBA Live Game for the SNES SNES Thomas T (230)

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 24, 2001 A- 91
Electric Playground Genesis Jan 10, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment DOS Apr, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun SNES Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Game Players PlayStation Jun, 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sega Power Genesis Dec, 1995 60 out of 100 60


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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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