NBA Live 99 Retrospective

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NBA Live 99 Retrospective

Postby Andrew on Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:35 pm

NBA Live 99 Retrospective


When I think of overlooked and forgotten basketball video games, NBA Live 99 is one that often comes to mind. It doesn't help that it came between NBA Live 98, a game that saw a really big leap from the year before, and NBA Live 2000, one of the best games in the NBA Live series. The lockout that threatened the 1999 season is also a major factor, as it meant that NBA Live 99 shipped without updated rosters (and in somewhat of a transitional year for the NBA). On top of that, its cover player, Antoine Walker, has consistently topped the "worst cover player" polls that we've run over the years. It's unfortunate, as NBA Live 99 is actually a strong entry in the series.

The lockout may have hampered NBA Live 99 at release, but it turned out to be a pretty good game. I've posted my updated retrospective of this overlooked entry in the series!

Check it out here!
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