MLBPA Baseball (Nintendo SNES, 1994)
|The strategy of baseball is merged with a fast-paced arcade game in MLBPA Baseball from Electronic Arts. Details designed to appeal to the die-hard fan include: real players with statistics based on the 1993 season; a full 162 game season mode; stadium music; animated scoreboards; defensive alignments; cut-off plays; run-downs; and even the double switch. Features meant to appeal to the casual fan include: large, colorful arcade graphics; one stadium with animated crowds; a simplified pitching interface allowing players to "steer" the ball; and a batting interface that relies on timing instead of aiming cursors. Secret power-up play modes await, so step up to the plate and take some hacks! Season play can be continued using passwords provided at the end of each game.
Couched in what the packaging billed as "huge arcade style graphics," games could be played on either natural or artificial grass (depending on the home team) during day or night. The game also featured scoreboard animations for double and triple plays, home runs, grand slams, pitching changes, pinch hitters, and sometimes strike outs.
The SNES version is the first ever baseball video game to include the Atlanta Braves' distinctive Tomahawk Chop theme song, which is actually advertised on the back of the game box.
|Platform||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Number of Players||1 or 2|
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