NBA Live 06

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NBA Live 06
NBA Live 06.jpg
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NBA Live
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Xbox
Xbox 360
Mobile
Release date(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows & Xbox
NA 20050926September 26, 2005
EU 20051007October 7, 2005
EU October 21, 2005 (PC)
JP November 10, 2005 (PS2)
PlayStation Portable
  • NA October 4, 2005
  • EU October 28, 2005
  • JP December 15, 2005
  • KO December 21, 2005[1]
Mobile
  • NA October 11, 2005
Xbox 360
  • NA November 16, 2005
  • EU December 2, 2005
  • JP January 19, 2006
  • KO February 25, 2006[2]
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

NBA Live 06 is a 2005 installment of the NBA Live series released on the Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2 and Mobile. It was developed by EA Sports. The game features several game modes, including Dynasty, Season, Playoffs, or Free Play. It features Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat on the cover. This was the last NBA Live game on the GameCube.

Dynasty Mode[edit]

In Dynasty Mode, the game player chooses one team (excluding the All-Star Teams) and runs a dynasty which overlaps many seasons. Decisions are made as to the number of games per season, the difficulty level, trade players, and sign new players along with hiring coaches. Games can be simulated. Dynasty Mode contains an All-Star weekend, except the players or rosters are according to the Dynasty Season. The game player hires the coaching staff and runs a training camp which may be simulated. There is also a trade deadline.

Season Mode[edit]

In Season Mode, the gamer plays only a single season of basketball. The gamer can trade, sign, and drop players.

Playoffs Mode[edit]

In the Playoffs, the game player participates in the playoffs with teams either from the Eastern or Western Conference. The default teams are those that were in the 2004-05 playoffs.

All-Star Weekend[edit]

In the All-Star Weekend mode, the game player can choose to participate in a rookie game, a dunk contest, or a 3-point contest. In the dunk contest, fancy dunks are attempted and the player with the most points wins. In the 3 point contest, as many 3 pointers are attempted as possible. Both the 3 Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest are announced by TNT Inside the NBA analyst Kenny Smith.

Soundtrack[edit]

Track listing
No. Title Artist Length
1. "God of Rap"   Afu-Ra  
2. "We Got Next"   Bishop Lamont feat. Chevy Jones  
3. "My Style"   Black Eyed Peas feat. Justin Timberlake  
4. "Don't Stop"   Chali 2na feat. Anthony Hamilton  
5. "Grind Time"   Chamillionaire  
6. "Remember the Name"   Fort Minor  
7. "Streetz Melting"   Jae Millz  
8. "In the House"   Jurassic 5  
9. "Tilted"   Lupe Fiasco  
10. "Bucky Done"   M.I.A.  
11. "Deportes EA"   N.O.R.E. feat. GemStar and Big Mato  
12. "For the Nasty"   Q-Tip feat. Busta Rhymes  
13. "Elementary"   Spider Loc  
14. "Like Dat"   Stat Quo  
15. "Mil Cosas"   Tego Calderón  
16. "Let's Move"   The Perceptionists  

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PC PS2 PSP Xbox Xbox 360
EGM 7.33/10[3] N/A 7.33/10[3] N/A 7.33/10[3] 7.5/10[4]
Game Informer 7.5/10[5] N/A 7.5/10[5] N/A 7.5/10[5] 6.75/10[6]
GamePro N/A N/A 4/5 stars[7] 4.5/5 stars[8] 4/5 stars[7] 3.5/5 stars[9]
Game Revolution B−[10] N/A B−[10] N/A B−[10] D+[11]
GameSpot 7.7/10[12] N/A 7.7/10[12] 7.6/10[13] 7.7/10[12] 6.4/10[14]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[15] 2.5/5 stars[16] 4.5/5 stars[17] 4/5 stars[18] 4.5/5 stars[17] 2.5/5 stars[19]
GameTrailers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6.5/10[20]
GameZone N/A 8.4/10[21] 8.9/10[22] 8.1/10[23] 8.9/10[24] 6/10[25]
IGN 9/10[26] 9/10[27] 9/10[26] 7.8/10[28] 9/10[26] 5.9/10[29]
Nintendo Power 5.5/10[30] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 3/5 stars[31] 3/5 stars[32] N/A N/A
OXM N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.7/10[33] 7/10[34]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 78%[35] N/A N/A N/A N/A
Detroit Free Press N/A N/A 3/4 stars[36] N/A N/A N/A
Maxim 8/10[37] 8/10[37] 8/10[37] N/A 8/10[37] N/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 73.91%[38] 68.80%[39] 76.78%[40] 78.35%[41] 78.58%[42] 65.42%[43]
Metacritic 76/100[44] 71/100[45] 77/100[46] 80/100[47] 79/100[48] 64/100[49]

The game was met with positive to mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 78.58% and 79 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[42][48] 78.35% and 80 out of 100 for the PSP version;[41][47] 76.78% and 77 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[40][46] 73.91% and 76 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[38][44] 70.50% for the Mobile version;[50] 68.80% and 71 out of 100 for the PC version;[39][45] and 65.42% and 64 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version.[43][49]

IGN gave the Mobile version a score of 7.1 out of 10 and stated that it "does a few things right -- and it may be enough to satisfy some mobile ballers. [...] It will be interesting to see what EA Mobile tries next year, as this is a solid foundation to build on."[51]

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