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NBA Live 97 overview
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NBA Live 99 overview
NBA Live 2000 overview
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NBA Live 97 overview

NBA Live 97Type: Sports
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 12/31/1996
Developer: EA Sports
Publisher: Electronic Arts

NBA LIVE 97 is the successor to the popular NBA Live 96 game for the PC. It was the first game of the NBA Live series to feature 3D models for basketball players on the court. It also featured all 29 NBA teams, along with two NBA All-Star teams.

Fans of Shaquille O'Neal especially enjoyed the game, as it was his first appearance in the NBA Live game series.

Basketball fans and sports fans alike will find NBA Live 97 to be an excellent and fun game to play.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0, Windows 95
Processor: Intel Pentium 90 MHz
Memory: 16MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics, 256 colors
DirectX:  
Sound Card: 100% Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 30 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 2X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: 1-2 players over Modem or LAN or Serial connection

NBA Live 98 overview

NBA Live 98Type: Sports
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 10/31/1997
Developer: EA Sports
Publisher: Electronic Arts

NBA LIVE 98 brought innovation to the NBA Live series by featuring single-button passing to a teammate, a feature that remains in the NBA Live series going forward. The PC game also included support for 3D acceleration, a first for the NBA Live series as well.

The game includes other great features, including the ability to choose between dunking or doing a layup with a single button. You can also choose to lock on a specific player and control that player only for the game.

Unfortunately, Michael Jordan was not included in NBA Live 98. However, Charles Barkley makes his first official appearance in the NBA Live series in this game.

As with its predecessors and successors, this game is an excellent game for basketball and sports fans anywhere.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 6.0, Windows 95
Processor: Intel Pentium 100 MHz
Memory: 16MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics, 256 colors
DirectX:  
Sound Card: 100% Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 50 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 4X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: 1-2 players over Modem or LAN or Serial connection

NBA Live 99 overview

NBA Live 99Type: Sports
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 11/10/1998
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: Electronic Arts

NBA LIVE 99 features excellent graphics, great custom ability, player facial expressions, chatter, and celebrations.

Like its predecessors, NBA LIVE 99 is an excellent Basketball game.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98
Processor: Intel Pentium 166 MHz
Memory: 32MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics, 2 MB Video RAM
DirectX: DirectX 6.0
Sound Card: 100% Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 90 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 4X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: 1-2 players over Modem or LAN or Serial connection

NBA Live 2000 overview

NBA Live 2000Type: Sports
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Release Date: 10/28/1999
Developer: EA Sports
Publisher: Electronic Arts

NBA LIVE 2000 is the successor to NBA Live 99 and allows the player to play the basketball legends 1 on 1 or 5 on 5. It includes new improved speech, new actions, such as high fives and knuckle touches, and much more.

NBA LIVE 2000 is an excellent game for Basketball fans and fans of earlier editions of this game.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98
Processor: Intel Pentium 166 MHz
Memory: 16MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics, 4 MB Video RAM
DirectX:  
Sound Card: 100% Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 90 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 4X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: 1-8 players over Modem/Internet or LAN connection

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