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NBA Live 97 is a basketball game with an emphasis on realism. You can choose from all of the NBA teams, create a team with players you create yourself, or choose a team formed by the All-Star players of the east or West coasts. When you create a player yourself you can customize the player to a high degree. There are over 60 offensive and 10 defensive set-ups. Match options include an exhibition match, a whole season or the playoffs.


NBA Live 97 SNES Team statistics
NBA Live 97 SNES Players running upcourt after a basket
NBA Live 97 DOS Instant Replay mode
NBA Live 97 DOS credits

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Alternate Titles

  • "篮球九七" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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Critic Reviews

High Score DOS Mar, 1997 5 out of 5 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Player One Genesis Jan, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar 03, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Mar 03, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Windows Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Bravo Screenfun DOS Mar, 1997 2 out of 6 80
IGN PlayStation Mar 21, 1997 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Dec 24, 2000 F 0


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The cover features shooting guard Mitch Richmond, at the time playing for the Sacramento Kings.

Cut content

The "shot control" feature detailed on page 10 of the manual is not featured in the game. It was stated by Electronic Arts that this was removed from the final version but the reason remains unknown.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Sports Game of the Year
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