NBA Live 96 (Game Boy)

NBA Live 96 Game Boy Title screen


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This handheld version of its console cousins differs in graphics and gameplay. While it does feature the full NBA license including team names and logos, it doesn't feature any real players names, but instead authentic numbers instead. There are also only two default colors for teams (black & white) and features a limited set of offensive and defensive plays that can be selected.

It does feature an Exhibition, Season and Playoff mode, however in playoffs the player is automatically assigned a team and cannot choose their own. Players can also features three difficulty modes and the ability to change around in game options such as game time limits and customizing rules.


NBA Live 96 Game Boy Game setup menu
NBA Live 96 Game Boy Which team will you play as? If you leave the Game Boy in the middle, the computer will play both teams.
NBA Live 96 Game Boy Title screen
NBA Live 96 Game Boy Here are how the teams stand.

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Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1996 4 out of 10 40
Electric Playground Jan 30, 1997 2 out of 10 20
Total! (Germany) Dec, 1995 5.25 out of 6 15


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Big John WV (27244) added NBA Live 96 (Game Boy) on Feb 28, 2009