The NBA Live series is one of the most treasured sports franchise on the Genesis. The 1997 installment doesn’t make any huge leaps in gameplay or presentation, but it still offers a solidly entertaining way to shoot some 16-bit hoops.
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EA continued its streak of great basketball games with Live ’96. While it wasn’t a major step up from the previous year, it made some minor adjustments that put it among the best games in the sport available on the Genesis. Opinions will vary as to which entry was best overall, but Live ’96 is a solid entry point for 16-bit B-ball fans.
Basketball was a big part of the Genesis’ success, and Electronic Arts lead the charge with its superb NBA Live series. So powerful was the impact felt by the franchise’s thunderous 1994 debut that the brand name became an EA staple and continues to sell well today. We have a full review of the first game, NBA Live ’95, one of the premier games in the genre on the console, so read up and get ready to get your B-ball on!