Monday, February 17, 2014

Nerdicus NES Review #68, #69, #70, #71 : Bases Loaded 1-4


Title :  Bases Loaded

Publisher : Jaleco

Genre : Sports - Baseball

Players : 1 / 2 Player

Release Date : 1988

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





Title :  Bases Loaded 2 : SECOND SEASON

Publisher : Jaleco

Genre : Sports - Baseball

Players : 1 / 2 Player

Release Date : 1990

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


Title :  Bases Loaded 3

Publisher : Jaleco

Genre : Sports - Baseball

Players : 1 / 2 Player

Release Date : 1991

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

 

Title :  Bases Loaded 4

Publisher : Jaleco

Genre : Sports - Baseball

Players : 1 / 2 Player

Release Date : 1992

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

Ah, Bases Loaded. Probably one of the most popular baseball series around during the 80's and early 90's besides RBI baseball. This series was one of the most fluid and well-balanced baseball games out during that time, and it was also one of the few to implement the "television-styled" appearance of gameplay. Instead of the pitcher being in the background, it was in the foreground, much like it would be if you were watching a game on TV.

Graphically it was also a lot better than its competition, with characters appearing more realistic than their cartoony counterparts. Each game in the series had become progressively better, but nothing that insane, unless you consider the jump to the SNES.





Now each of these games don't really differ too much in terms of the controls and game play if you compare it to other baseball games, but they do have their own little quirks. As usual there are no legitimate baseball teams due to licensing issues, so forget about choosing the New York Mets. 

So some of the cool things about these games? Well first off, you are able to instigate "charging of the mound" fights between batter and pitchers which is always a plus. You've also got some nice little voice acting going on. Okay, well it's digital voice acting, but it's still entertaining.

There's also the fabled PHANTOM CATCHER MITT, where your catcher just floats his disembodied glove to catch the ball without moving. How awesome is that?

The field perspective changed from the first game to the second, and then from the second to third, but remained the same after that. 

Other than that, just another decent baseball series.

Bases Loaded 1:



Bases Loaded 2 :



Bases Loaded 3 :



Bases Loaded 4 :



Don't worry, folks. No more baseball games for awhile.

COLLECTIVE Final Score for BASES LOADED series (out of 5) :





Until next time. Keep on gaming!

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