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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 The main menu has only 3 options at a time.
NBA Live 98 SNES Colors vary with the home team.
NBA Live 98 SNES Taking the long shot, it's going to be blocked.
NBA Live 98 Genesis Offensive tactics

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Consoles Plus PlayStation Dec, 1997 90 out of 100 90
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
Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Jeux Windows Nov, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1997 83 out of 100 83
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1997 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Windows Dec 17, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
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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