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This game features all 29 NBA teams from the 1998 season. The game modes included are Exhibition, Season, and Playoffs. The game also features a draft mode and a player creation option. The game also contains player and league leader stat tracking.

Game options let the player choose whether to play a sim or arcade type of game, set the difficulty level, set the quarter length, and whether to turn turbo on or off.

During the game, players can use the Total Control Dunking which lets the player perform various types of slam dunks. Also featured during the game is Icon Passing and Icon Cutting. These let the player select which team member they want to get open for a pass or to cut towards the basket.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Total NBA 98" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Apr, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Mar 11, 1998 8.8 out of 10 88
NowGamer May 01, 1998 8.8 out of 10 88
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Video Games May, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun May, 1998 79 out of 100 79
PSM May, 1998 2.5 out of 5 50
GameSpot Mar 31, 1998 4.7 out of 10 47
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 C- 42
The Video Game Critic May 10, 2005 D 25


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Alaka (68888) added NBA ShootOut 98 (PlayStation) on Jul 05, 2010