Sports Talk Baseball (Sega Genesis, 1992)
|Sports Talk Baseball features an announcer who describes every play that occurs. All of the major league players are here but not the team logos. No real stadiums are included either, instead there are three generic stadiums to choose from. The three modes of play featured are Exhibition, Season, and All-Star Game.
A ten run rule is always in effect throughout the game. This means that when a team finishes an inning with a lead of ten runs or greater the game ends. Season play also ends early when a division is clinched. The game also features authentic Major League Baseball rosters for the 1991 season. Gameplay commonly features double and triple plays, and only the fastest runners in the game are capable of stealing bases. It was one of the first video games to feature individual hitting abilities for each pitcher.
Sports Talk Baseball featured Sega's sports talk speech synthesis for running commentary of each in-game play. It was their second game to feature this technology (Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football being the first). In order to produce the running commentary, Sega contracted sports announcer Lon Simmons as well as the vocal reproduction company Electronic Speech Systems to record the unique phrases and play calls for the game. Being that several simple phrases had already been recorded in the previous game, much of Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football's running commentary was reused for Sports Talk Baseball.
If the ball is hit far enough, a black-and-white picture of Sonic the Hedgehog appears on a billboard with his name below it can be seen.
|Publisher||Sega of America, Inc.|
|Game||Sports Talk Baseball|
|Number of Players||1 or 2|
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