Bases Loaded 2 Second Season (Nintendo NES, 1990)
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|Everything you love about baseball has been distilled and put in BASES LOADED II: Second Season. All of the pickoffs, stolen bases, and home runs of the big leagues is yours to control. You are in charge of the day-to-day operations of the team. Use the extensive statistics to find out who is on a hot streak and who is cold as ice. Every possible stat you could imagine including biorhythms have been included. When you get out on the field, good defense and timely hitting will always win the game in BASES LOADED II: Second Season.
Like its predecessor, Bases Loaded II offers both a single-game mode and a single- player "pennant race" mode. In the "pennant race", a player must first achieve at least a 75-55 record during the regular season, then win a best-of-7 "World Series" against L.A. or N.Y. depending whether you have chosen a team from the Eastern or Western league respectively.
Though some characteristics remained the same between Bases Loaded and Bases Loaded II (e.g. the same fictitious 12-team league returns in this game, with new players. It is worth noting that all of the players on the Washington, D.C. team are named after famous politicians, while all of Los Angeles's players take their names from Hollywood luminaries. In addition, one of Hawaii's pitchers is named Ho.), there are several noteworthy changes. One new feature was the "biorhythm" concept; players in the game had "biorhythms" that could be monitored to ensure optimal performance. Bases Loaded II had a little faster play action then the original game, and the point of view once a ball was hit into play was also different. In Bases Loaded the view was from behind home plate, whereas in Bases Loaded II the view was either from the first-base line if the home team was at bat, or from the third-base line if the visiting team was at bat.
One big improvement over the original Bases Loaded included the ability to modify the starting lineup and batting order for the user controlled team, and clearly defined pitcher's roles which were outlined clearly in the detailed rosters included with the instructional manual.
Allgame gave Bases Loaded II four out of five stars.
|Publisher||Jaleco USA, Inc.|
|Game||Bases Loaded II: Second Season|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Number of Players||1 or 2|
|Game Special Features||
|Game Series||Bases Loaded Series|
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