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NBA Live 06 - Sony PSP

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) 80 / 100

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Platform: Sony PSP
  • Authentic 5-on-5 gameplay - all-new animation systems present the up-tempo, fast-break brand of basketball that makes the NBA thrive, with an improved transition game and more physical play, with collisions and dunked-on scenarios
  • New player visuals - Players not only play and act like their real life counterparts, but they look the part with striking details
  • NBA All-Star Weekend lets users create new jaw-dropping dunks as they compete in the Slam Dunk Contest; also features 3 Point Shootout, Rookie Challenge and the NBA All-Star Game
  • Hear the voices of the NBA - Joining Marv Albert is new color commentator and former NBA star Steve Kerr, while Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith bring flavor to the Slam Dunk Contest and 3 Point Shootout

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Product Details

Platform: Sony PSP
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000930DO6
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 5, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,813 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Sony PSP

NBA Live 06 captures the emotion and intensity of the complete basketball experience like no other pro hoops simulation on the market. The game puts users in control of the NBA's top players, with all the moves you want to see and control. Fast break Freestyle passes on the fly, stoppers controlling the paint, power players dominating the opposition with powerful user-controlled dunks -- it's all here, along with a lot more.

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good effort, Live truly is in the palm of your hand... October 14, 2005
Platform for Display:Sony PSP
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
If you want a good basketball game for your portable, NBA Live certainly is a good bet for you. E.A. pulled it off very nicely. I didn't think Live could be compacted to a "portable level" but this is a very good start for the portable franchise. It's very similar to it's console cousin, all the "SuperStar" moves are intact. Between the leg passes, pass fakes, multiple dunks, power blocks, power moves ETC. With the absence of L2 and R2 buttons and no R stick however, they did have to make some sacrficies. The backdown button is uncomfortably used by holding down "triangle", and you no longer have freestyle moves. Instead, you have your crossover dribble and spin peformed with tapping Triangle and Square. I sometimes do a backdown with triangle when I wanted to a spin, this is annoying.

This is actually the old control scheme on the PS2 before they introduced freestyle moves and veteran Live players will be confused when they go back to playing the console version again. It's old school for sure ,but with the lack of buttons and the R stick, they had to go back to this scheme. Keeping this in mind, getting the open shot isn't quite as easy, as the freestyle moves certainly gave the offense the advantage.

The graphics are a cross between a Playstation 2 game and a very highly effective Playstation 1 game. The player models are not amazing, but they look good enough so you can recognize your big name guys down the court. They left out the sideline action, no coaches, no cheerleaders, no sub players, just the court and the fans in the stands. This is certainly due to the limitations of the PSP, but the ingame action is Live all the way. Player movements are very fluent, it seems very smooth and convincing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Game!!! A must buy for basketball fans!!! April 23, 2006
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:Sony PSP
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Nba live 06 is an amazing game for the psp. It really shows the beauty of the console. It has everything from season games to slam dunk contests. The graphics are one of the best. Its really hard to let go of especially if your playing season mode.

But it could be better....

First of all the controls were kinda hard to master (Being that this is my first game for the PSP). But you get used to it after a while and it gets better.

Also, the loading times are insane. If you are playing online, the game freezes about every minute for like 7 seconds. If you turn off the PSP while the game is running and turn it back on later, you gotta wait like 15 seconds for it to start again(might as well go back to home and reload game again).

The multiplayer is ok, only there arent so many people on because PSPs are really expensive, but if people are on its ok.

The slam dunk contest and 3 point shootout are really hard to get used to. But its alot of fun when you get the hang of it.

It would also be better if the game had some kind of practice mode so you can get better at it without time or other things in your way.

Overall, this game is amazing and its a must buy,whether you like basketball or not.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best portable basketball game January 7, 2006
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:Sony PSP
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
this game is awesome! the graphics are great and the sound is awesome! it has a full season mode, 3 point and slam dunk contest. there is infrastructure mode but you have to let espn spam you with email or give up 2 bucks. overall this game is awesome
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May 8, 2006
Platform for Display:Sony PSP
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you have a psp and you like basketball get this game. This game has unbelievable graphics for handheld. When i first got this game i played it for Little bit more than 3 weeks straight. You can the play all-star weekend, beat record made by star players, play season, play playoffs, and more!!!!. I ecomend this game for basketball lovers.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Beautiful, but what you want November 2, 2005
Platform for Display:Sony PSP
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
By the far the best of the basketball games on the PSP. At least in this game you make some shots and can drive the lane without picking up your dribble (NBA 06 messed both of these up). Decent animations, average to below average graphics. Fast and fun gameplay. Bad: at least a 1-2 second pause everytime a shot is made. Not as much control as in the console version. The Good: More control than NBA street. More fun than NBA 06' (too accurate of shot percentage can be a bad thing). My advice: If you need a b-ball game now. Get this one and only this one. If not, wait a couple of months and pick it up for cheap on ebay or your local used game carrier.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My best PSP game July 1, 2006
By Alex
Platform for Display:Sony PSP
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
this game has nice graphics, and good gameplay. The only problem is the lack of game modes. NBA Live 06 has Superstar challenge, where you complete goals in certain situations with different superstar players, a single season (but not a franchise), ALL star weekend, which is brilliant and just as good as on the home consoles, online play (free if you choose to be sponsored by espn), and finally, of course, quick play. ((ALso you can manage your rosters)) OF course this is a handheld game, so you need to give ea sports some slack, especially since it is there first crack at a psp basketball game. It is the best nba game for psp and i would for the most part recommend buying it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best game i have gotten June 22, 2006
Platform for Display:Sony PSP
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
this is the best basketball game i have ever got. i love basketball so when i got a gameboy advance sp, i got a basketball game. shaquille o neal looked like a nerd and tim duncan looked alcoholic. in psp though, the graphics are awesome if you pick center court mode instead of broadcasting. i feel like i am right in the action. the best game ever!
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5.0 out of 5 stars NBA Stars 06
This was actually a gift for our grandson whom I mailed it to for part of his xmas gift. I assume he enjoys it as I have not heard otherwise.
Published on January 9, 2007 by Judith E. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars The best basketball game ever
This is the best game I ever got. The graphics are awesome. This NBA game follows all the rules, such as 3 second violation, backcourt violation, just how I like it. Read more
Published on January 2, 2006
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i really likes this game except for one thing. It suucked. The graphics are like a psone game. I am really dissapointed in EASports for letting this one get on the market. Read more
Published on January 1, 2006 by Lynn M. Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game for PSP, especially for those who also love play hoops
Ya'll, this is a dame great game, ps2 pic on your plam, Image that, and the game is easy to control, great sound over all. Only took me 4 mins to learn. Nice play back and videos.
Published on December 5, 2005 by Lin Liu
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
It was really fun overall because i felt like i was actually in the game playong it.
Published on November 5, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars great game!!
great game! but not that many people on the infrastructure network to play against ;(

Published on October 26, 2005 by Fukai Chuang
5.0 out of 5 stars NBA Live 06 [PSP]-Review
NOTE: This NBA Game Is Far The Best On The PSP!!

When I Got This I Was Skeptical, Cause 1. Many Sport Games On The PSP Are Duds!! Read more
Published on October 15, 2005 by Derek Ryder
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