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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 Graphics detail menu.Quite simple back in 1996
NBA Live 96 DOS Title screen
NBA Live 96 SNES He goes for two.
NBA Live 96 DOS Tean coaching menu

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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
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 8.6 out of 10 86
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Video Games SNES Sep, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Mar, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Mar, 1996 8 out of 10 80
High Score DOS May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Feb, 1996 2.75 out of 6 65
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS 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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