As a launch title on the Sega Genesis, Tommy Lasorda Baseball has the distinction of being the first sports game on a system known for its sports games. It was also the first example of Sega paying big bucks for a celebrity endorsement, as they later did with Pat Riley Basketball, Joe Montana Football, and … Read more
Episode 6 – This week I review all 3 baseball games on the Neo-Geo AES, MVS, and CD systems. Baseball Stars Professional, 2020 Super Baseball, and Baseball Stars 2 are all awesome games, and I wouldn’t consider my collection to be complete without all three of them!
Not to be confused with the vastly-different Baseball Stars II on the Neo-Geo, this NES title is the lesser-known follow up to one of the greatest baseball games known to humankind. As was the case with a lot of great NES games, Baseball Stars II didn’t get a lot of ink back in its day, … Read more
My childhood memories of playing baseball games on the Nintendo are dominated by Bases Loaded with its TV-style presentation, RBI Baseball, and the horrible and unimaginatively-titled Baseball. Although I never played it (or even remember hearing about it) back then, in the time since the NES has faded into obsolescence Baseball Stars has risen above … Read more
Growing up, I had a friend named Steven whose grandparents lived across the street. I used to go over there a lot on the weekends when he was around, and most of the time we hung out in their guest room, playing Nintendo on a little 13-inch TV. One of the games that we played … Read more
For sports fans, there wasn’t much to choose from on the Turbo. As was the case with most sports, there was only one baseball game on the system – World Class Baseball. The game tries to sell itself as a baseball simulator but is in reality a very arcade-like experience, with pitches that defy the … Read more