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This is the first entry of Sony's basketball franchise that has all 29 NBA teams and their respective logos of that time as well as updated rosters with 300 major players. The players animations were motion captured and represented by 3D polygons.

It has the standard modes: Exhibition, Season and Playoffs as well as the ability to have eight friends play simultaneously. It has three different skill levels along with several camera angles and various plays that can be chosen from as well as slam dunks and pick & rolls.


NBA ShootOut PlayStation NBA Shootout title screen
NBA ShootOut PlayStation Total NBA '96 title screen

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NBA ShootOut Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Total NBA '96" -- European/Japanese title
  • "トータルNBA'96" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May, 1996 5 out of 5 100
GameFan Magazine May, 1996 98 out of 100 98
Mega Fun Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1996 15.5 out of 20 78
Game Players May, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Absolute Playstation Jun, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Nov 25, 1996 6 out of 10 60


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