Excerpt: Very impressive. As soon as NBA Live 99 boots up, you are treated to a nice action-packed FMV that gets your juices going. After plodding through the various menus, the Tip-Off came, and from that moment, I knew I was in for some fun. Live 99 has some very impressive polygon characters, and even more impressive, their faces animate in close-ups. (They might smile for the camera or some such movement).
Excerpt: Although at the time of the release NBA season was in trouble, EA felt that it was the perfect time to release NBA Live '99. Why? Because all of those depressed fans needed a cure quickly. That just happened to be EA's excellent basketball sim NBA Live '99. Boasting great graphics, as well as unlimited replay value, NBA Live '99 sure as hell is the best basketball sim you can have.