NBA Live 2000

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NBA Live 2000
NBA Live 2000
Cover art featuring Tim Duncan (PlayStation version)
Developer(s) Playstation/Windows: EA Canada
Nintendo 64: NuFX
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts, EA Sports
Series NBA Live
Platform(s) Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64
Release Windows
  • NA: October 31, 1999
  • EU: 1999
PlayStation
  • NA: October 31, 1999
  • EU: 1999
  • JP: February 24, 2000
Nintendo 64
  • NA: October 31, 1999
  • EU: December 1999
Genre(s) Sports (Basketball)
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

NBA Live 2000 is the 2000 installment of the NBA Live video games series. The cover features Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs. The game was developed by EA Sports and released on October 31, 1999. Don Poier is the play-by-play announcer with Reggie Theus on color commentary. A release of the game for the Game Boy Color was cancelled. The game features Michael Jordan in his first official appearance in the series. The PC version of the game introduced EA's "Face in the Game" feature, allowing players to use custom facial photographs on created players. It was also the final NBA Live game released for Nintendo 64. NBA Live 2000 is followed by NBA Live 2001.

Features[edit]

  • Take on Legendary NBA Players: All-Star teams from each of five past decades. Play with the Legends 1-on-1 or 5-on-5.
  • Play with Michael Jordan: Go 1-on-1 in a street court duel or play him on a Legends team.
  • Enhanced Player Animations: New in-game speech; hear on-court player reactions. High fives, knuckle touches and more.
  • Deeper Franchise Mode: Full NBA draft and total team management.
  • Face in the game: Download your, or any face onto a player model and play with the pros. Create a whole team of you and your friends.

Notes[edit]

  • NBA Live 2000 was the first game to include legendary players, including Michael Jordan who made his first (official) appearance in the series.
  • The PC and PlayStation version of NBA Live 2000 was support Dolby Digital audio compression technologies
  • One-on-One Mode made its debut in the game.
  • The game saw the debut of Face in the Game which gave players the opportunity to import a photo to be used as a cyberface for a created player.
  • The first (and last) game to feature the team of Don Poier and Reggie Theus on commentary.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
N64 PC PS
AllGame 3.5/5 stars[1] N/A 4.5/5 stars[2]
EGM 9/10[3] N/A N/A
GameFan N/A N/A 89%[4]
Game Informer N/A N/A 8.5/10[5]
GamePro 4/5 stars[6] 4.5/5 stars[7] 5/5 stars[8]
Game Revolution N/A N/A C+[9]
GameSpot 7.4/10[10] 8.1/10[11] 8.2/10[12]
GameSpy N/A 90%[13] N/A
IGN 7.1/10[14] 9.2/10[15] 8.8/10[16]
Nintendo Power 7.9/10[17] N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 4.5/5 stars[18]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 90%[19] N/A
Aggregate score
GameRankings 80%[20] 88%[21] 85%[22]

The game received "favorable" reviews on all platforms according to video game review aggregator GameRankings.[21][22][20]

The editors of PC Gamer US nominated NBA Live 2000 for their 1999 "Best Sports Game" award, which ultimately went to High Heat Baseball 2000. They wrote wrote that NBA Live 2000's "on-court play is the best in the business thanks to a major improvement of the computer AI, and the franchise mode is as much fun as the actual gameplay."[23]

In the United States, NBA Live 2000's computer version alone sold 73,101 copies by April 2000.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baize, Anthony. "NBA Live 2000 (N64) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ Weiss, Brett Alan. "NBA Live 2000 (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "NBA Live 2000 (N64)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2000. 
  4. ^ Boor, Jay "Doctor J" (December 7, 1999). "REVIEW for NBA Live 2000 (PS)". GameFan. Archived from the original on March 4, 2000. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ McNamara, Andy; Anderson, Paul; Reiner, Andrew (January 28, 2000). "NBA Live 2000 (PS)". Game Informer. Archived from the original on May 22, 2000. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ iBot (November 16, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 Review for N64 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 16, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ Bub, Andrew S. (November 24, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ Uncle Dust (November 18, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ Dr. Moo (December 1999). "NBA Live 2000 Review (PS)". Game Revolution. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ MacDonald, Ryan (November 18, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 Review (N64)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ Chin, Elliott (November 23, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ MacDonald, Ryan (November 22, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ Accardo, Sal (November 15, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 (PC)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on October 26, 2004. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ Boulding, Aaron (November 19, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 (N64)". IGN. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ Saltzman, Marc (December 8, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 (PC)". IGN. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ Zydrko, David (December 6, 1999). "NBA Live 2000 (PS)". IGN. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  17. ^ "NBA Live 2000". Nintendo Power. 127: 156. December 1999. 
  18. ^ "NBA Live 2000". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 2000. 
  19. ^ Smolka, Rob (2000). "NBA Live 2000". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "NBA Live 2000 for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "NBA Live 2000 for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "NBA Live 2000 for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  23. ^ Staff (March 2000). "The Sixth Annual PC Gamer Awards". PC Gamer US. 7 (3): 46, 47, 49, 50, 54–56, 60, 62. 
  24. ^ Staff (April 2000). "PC Gamer Editors' Choice Winners: Does Quality Matter?". PC Gamer US. 7 (4): 33. 

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