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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 PlayStation Utah Jazz court
NBA Live 96 SNES Assign strategies to specific buttons.
NBA Live 96 Genesis Dramatic situation
NBA Live 96 SNES Advertisement during gameplay

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground Genesis Jan 10, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Jul 03, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameFan Magazine PlayStation May, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1996 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Brazil) DOS May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score DOS May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1996 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Genesis 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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