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NBA Live 98 offers the player all teams, players and stadiums of the 1998 NBA season. More than 350 faces got scanned to improve realism. Also some new moves like crossover or fade-aways are implemented. You can play single games, whole seasons, the playoffs or new things like manager career or 3-point-shootout in the style of an all-star-game.


NBA Live 98 SNES Powerful dunk!
NBA Live 98 Genesis Madison Square Garden, New York
NBA Live 98 Genesis Main menu - new layout
NBA Live 98 Genesis Struggle under the basket

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NBA Live 98 Other
NBA Live 98 Magazine Advertisement

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec 31, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jan, 1998 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1997 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Windows Dec 17, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
Video Games SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 81 out of 100 81
IGN PlayStation Nov 13, 1997 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 04, 1998 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 1997 76 out of 100 76
All Game Guide SNES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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NBA Live 98 has point guard Tim Hardaway on the cover. When this game was developed he played for the Miami Heat.

Easter egg

True to his real-life frequent and "unique" image changes, Dennis Rodman changes his hair pattern and dye every quarter in the game.
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