NBA Live 95

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NBA Live 95
NBA Live 95 cover art.
Developer(s) EA Sports
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NBA Live
Platform(s) Windows, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
Release date(s) SNES, Genesis
April 4, 1994
March 1995
System requirements Minimum:
  • MS DOS 5.0 (Will run under Windows 95/98)
  • 486/33 DX MHz
  • 8 MB RAM
  • 2x CD-ROM drive
  • 3 MB HD space
  • 256 colour VESA-compatible SVGA video card with 512K video RAM

NBA Live 95 (also known as NBA 95 or Live 95 and stylised as NBA LIVE 95) is the first game in the NBA Live series, released in North America on April 6th, 1994 with a PC version being released in March 1995. A shot from the 1994 NBA Finals featuring Robert Horry (then of the Houston Rockets) and John Starks appeared on the NBA Live 95 cover. It was followed by NBA Live 96.


NBA Live 95 is EA Sports' NBA release for the 1994/1995 NBA season, though the original release contained final 1993/1994 season rosters. Although advances in hardware have seen NBA Live 95 vastly surpassed in several aspects by its successors, it was an immensely popular release at the time and introduced some of the basic features still seen today including roster management functions, playcalling and greater use of the NBA license. The release of the PC version also jumpstarted the patching community around which the NLSC is based. Few art patches were released for NBA Live 95 but the rosters can be greatly customised with Brien Smith's WiNBA-Ed tool.

Official Features List[edit]

Season Play & Stats

  • All 27 '94-'95 NBA teams plus 2 NBA All-Star and 4 custom teams.
  • '94-'95 NBA schedule. Play a full or reduced season and playoffs.
  • GM feature allows you to trade any player in the league.
  • Accurate team, player and user stats accumulated throughout season play.
  • Save all team, player & user statistics.

Gameplay Features

  • Control all the dunks, blocks, mid-air passes, even alley-oops.
  • Passing on the run ands turbo features equal real fast breaks.
  • 46 Offensive plays & 4 Defensive sets.
  • Set the match-ups on D.
  • Multiple play settings.
  • 1-4 players.

TV-Style Presentation

  • 30 degree and wide angle court perspectives.
  • High resolution player portraits.
  • Full motion video and hip original music.
  • Digital quality sound effects and speech.
  • Instant replay.

Noteworthy Facts[edit]

  • The console versions of the game featured 1993/1994 rosters and limited roster management functions. Only players in the starting lineup could be traded and the lineup could not be altered. Additionally, there was no Create-a-Player function or a Free Agent pool. The PC release featured updated rosters accurate as of the 1995 season's trade deadline and the rookie class of 1994.
  • Due to licensing issues, Charles Barkley and David Robinson did not appear in the game.

PC Screenshots[edit]

Super Nintendo Screenshots[edit]


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