Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nerdicus NES Review #65: Baseball Simulator 1000

Title :  Baseball Simulator 1000

Publisher : Culture Brain

Genre : Sports - Baseball

Players : 1 / 2 Player

Release Date : 1990

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

Sometimes, you just have to add some bizarre elements to sports games to make people want to buy them. Going back to Base Wars, you control teams filled with robots that fight each other upon close calls. Well, in Baseball Simulator 1000, you've got balls that cause earthquakes, and pitches that go around 1000 mph. 

Yup, this is Baseball Simulator 1000.

Now you don't have to get all crazy and choose the teams that have these ultra-super-mega-powers. You can play as a normal baseball team, but what kind of fun would THAT be? Unfortunately, you're limited to the amount of powers you can use as they all cost a certain number of points.

Think of em as temporary boosts to give you a fighting edge. Baseball, with boosts. Yup, why not.

You've got exhibition mode, a season mode, and a team edit mode to allow you to create your own team. Since I have no patience for baseball games, we'll just play one of the exhibition games. As usual, no real teams. No real players. Surprised? You do get to choose a stadium, which is cool, but they don't look all that different from one another besides background changes.

The gameplay is the same as every other baseball game. It's literally the same game over and over, just different graphics. Even the addition of the ultra powers feel so gimmicky that it doesn't even phase me after I use a few of the powers. They're only good for a laugh if you're playing against a friend. I mean you could challenge yourself and face off against CPU players that have ultra powers, and you don't. But other than that, meh.

It is fun beaning someone with a missile pitch though. Too bad it doesn't knock their head off.

Players look like legos, and the music is pretty upbeat for a baseball game. Just like every other baseball game, once you get your timing down you're unstoppable. It's all about hitting the ball in the right spot and you're guaranteed a homerun every time. Same thing goes for pitching. You can strike out every batter if you've got the right positioning.

Same goes for this game as for the other baseball games I've reviewed. Not bad..not great. But this one has ULTRAAAAA POWWWEERRSSS!

Final Score (out of 5) :

Until next time. Keep on gaming!



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