NBA Live 98 is a basketball video game based on the National Basketball Association and the fourth installment of the NBA Live series. Its cover art features Tim Hardaway of the Miami Heat. The game was developed by EA Sports in 1997 for Windows, PlayStation, and Sega Saturn, while also being the final NBA Live game released for the Super NES, Genesis, and Sega Saturn.
The game features rosters from the 1997–98 NBA season. New features include the “Total Control” system, that allows players to choose between a dunk or layup or pass to any teammate with the press of a button. “Tight” player moves allow players to spin, crossover, back down, ball fake and more on command. Player lock lets players always control a specified player on court. Though it is set during the 1997–98 season, Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan is not featured in the game.
This was because Jordan was not part of the National Basketball Players Association and at the time the cost of licensing his individual name and likeness for video games was approximately $15 million a year, beyond the total budget of most video games. Jordan is replaced by the fictional “Roster Player” in the Bulls lineup. However, Charles Barkley made his first appearance in Live 98 as a member of the Houston Rockets. Motion capture work was done by NBA players Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Larry Johnson, Joe Dumars and Christian Laettner.
New modes introduced include GM Mode, which lets players choose franchises, draft players and play custom seasons, and the Three-Point Shootout, which can be played using full or split screen. Four difficulty levels are available, including a new Superstar difficulty level, along with improved AI with smarter players and more accurate stats. With the introduction of 3D players, courts, and jerseys came an opportunity to patch and update these aspects of the game, including with the EA Graphics Editor software.
NBA Live 98
Tiertex Design Studios
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
June 17, 1997
[Total: 0 Average: 0]
You need to download and install BSNES, the best SNES emulator available to date.
Navigate to our Download Page and select your operating system or view our detailed installation instructions per device.
Game Genie is the name for a selection of video game enhancers developed by Codemasters and distributed by Galoob in the United States.
Each device provides an opportunity to customize gameplay, allowing players to take advantage of features not originally intended by developers, such as cheating, altering elements within a game, as well as unlocking hidden functions and assets.
To use Game Genie codes on BSNES. Load the rom and head over to the tools tab. Select Cheat editor and insert your game genie code. Ensure the "enable cheats" box is ticked for the codes to take effect.
List of Game Genie Codes for NBA Live 98
Never Miss A Shot
Hold B after releasing shot
Team 1 Points Modifier
Team 2 Points Modifier