Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nerdicus NES Review #64 : Baseball

Title :  Baseball

Publisher : Nintendo

Genre : Sports - Baseball

Players : 1 / 2 Player

Release Date : 1985

Estimated Value (as of today's date) : $3-$5

The next 8 reviews I'm posting are going to be insanely quick. They're all Baseball related, and I really don't feel like devoting a lot of time to these sport games that just end up being the same thing rehashed over and over again.

So here we go. 8 quickie reviews. Let's get these over with. I mean, come on? Baseball? In the middle of winter? No thanks. 

The first one we've got going for us after the robotic Base Wars is the BLACK BOX classic BASEBALL. It was one of the later releases of the NES Launch titles, and unfortunately it wasn't that good either.

You've got your 1 or 2 player single game bouts and you're able to choose from a selection of teams that are just "lettered" versions of supposed MLB teams. No licensing here.

Pitching is rough around the edges, hitting is worse, and fielding is just as bad as pretty much every other baseball game out there. For 1984-1985, it isn't bad but there are definitely better later on in the NES library.

One thing I do enjoy is that classic NES chip-tune soundtrack that played with all these black box games.

Ah well, one baseball game down, 7 to go.

Final Score (out of 5) :

Until next time. Keep on gaming!



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