6/17/2006: Genesis: NBA Live 95, NBA Live 96, NBA Live 97

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6/17/2006: Genesis: NBA Live 95, NBA Live 96, NBA Live 97

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 17th, 2006, 12:37 pm

These are re-reviews that required some refinement.

J.M. Vargas

6/17/2006: Genesis: NBA Live 95, NBA Live 96, NBA Live 97

Postby J.M. Vargas » June 17th, 2006, 4:42 pm

I never played these 'NBA' Genesis games.  Back in 1994 I was the only one in my college dorm with a 3DO (the $499 model that came with 'Madden,' 'Total Eclipse,' 'Road Rash' and an extra controller).  After I bought Crystal Dynamics' 'Slam & Jam' and a couple of extra controllers to 'daisy-chain' together (remember that 3DO feature? ) that was it, my room was a zoo every night with people dropping at all hours of the night to talk trash and play 'Slam & Jam' (or 'Madden' when football season came around). 

 

Anywho, are these Genesis basketball games still worth playing now?  Or are they better left for nostalgia-soaked players that remember playing them ten years ago?  I know the rosters are dated but is there still FUN to be had with these 16-bit veterans?


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Postby VideoGameCritic » June 17th, 2006, 8:44 pm

[QUOTE=J.M. Vargas] 

Anywho, are these Genesis basketball games still worth playing now?  Or are they better left for nostalgia-soaked players that remember playing them ten years ago?  I know the rosters are dated but is there still FUN to be had with these 16-bit veterans?

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Absolutely - any game I give an A to is going to be fun no matter how old it gets.  I still regularly play these with my friends, which is part of the reason why I end of re-reviewing them on a yearly basis!
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Postby R. Jones » June 18th, 2006, 10:38 am

Critic, have you ever played NBA Action 94?  It's a Sega basketball game.  It uses an engine kind of like Supreme Court, but much smoother and more realistic. 

 

I didn't get it when it came out, but my local used game store had this "Games that we otherwise couldn't sell are 2 for a dollar" thing, so I got NBA Action 94 along with a bunch of other sports games and Hard Drivin'.  It's sort of like the missing link between the early vs. games and Live.


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Postby VideoGameCritic » June 18th, 2006, 11:19 am

[QUOTE=R. Jones]

Critic, have you ever played NBA Action 94?  It's a Sega basketball game.  It uses an engine kind of like Supreme Court, but much smoother and more realistic. 

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Thanks for the tip!  I like to review old sports games, and they're usually dirt cheap.


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