Game NBA Live 97
Author/Vendor Electronic Arts
Released 1996
Game Type Sports
Language English
Minor Graphics problems in menus.
Turn RasterFx ON. Major Graphics problems in menus.
Gens (1.00)
By the time that the mid 1990s rolled around, EA's standard basketball game engine was beginning to get downright creaky. They decided to rewrite the whole thing from scratch, developing an new isometric engine for 16-bit platforms and a full-perspective polygonal engine for 32-bit platforms. This is one of the Genesis ports of the 16-bit games, and they carry on the EA tradition of sporting sim excellence.

NBA Live 97, manages to fall a notch or two below its predecessor - not because of the game itself, but it's "happenin'" style, which turns many players off. Many game historians consider the NBA Live series to be the finest basketball sims ever created for a 16-bit platform, and it's easy to see why. Great graphics, great sound, great gameplay, user options out the wazoo - what more could a fan ask for? If you consider yourself a serious Genesis gamer, then you need to have at least one of these games in your cart collection. Hey, they're from by EA Sports - what better advertising do I need?