First released in 1997, this updated baseball simulation is designed especially for young kids, playfully introducing them to America's beloved sport. As in more sophisticated sims, players pick teams and gameplay options, only in this case, players pick neighborhood kids to fill out the roster. Each kid has a unique personality and set of skills. By Humongous Sports.
Backyard Baseball (1997)
Backyard Baseball 2001 (2000) - Cal Ripken, Jr. on cover
Backyard Baseball 2003 (2002) - Mike Piazza on cover.
Backyard Baseball 2004 (2003) - Alex Rodriguez on cover.
Backyard Baseball 2005 (2004) - Alex Rodriguez on cover.
Backyard Baseball 2006 (2005) - Alex Rodriguez on cover.
Backyard Baseball 2007 (2006) - Albert Pujols on cover.
Backyard Baseball '09 (2008) - David Ortiz on cover.
Backyard Baseball 2010 (2009) - David Ortiz on cover.
Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers (2010)
Bad News Baseball (1990)
Bad News Baseball is Tecmo's second baseball outing on the NES, and features solid, fast-moving action geared for kids. Comedic touches like bunny umpires and stars that appear over players' heads when they get hit by a ball, are interspersed with nicely.
Base Wars (1991)
In a dystopic future, the sport of baseball is played by vicious fighting robots with short tempers who decide close calls with weapons rather than umpires, in this underrated, Nintendo Entertainment System "Future Sports" game part of the CyberStadium Series.
Baseball (1972 & 1978)
The Magnavox Odyssey is the world's first video game console. It was first demonstrated in May 1972 and released that fall, predating the Atari Pong home consoles by three years. Included two television screen overlays, game board, scoreboard and 26 line-up cards. In 1978, Odyssey² was released with a cartridge based console.
Published by Magnavox for the Odyssey.
The Fairchild Channel F game console was the first programmable cartridge-based video game console. The cartridges had labels that contained the game instructions on them and each were given a sequential number. In this respect, Fairchild started a trend in trying to boost game sales by numbering them and so appealing to consumers who wanted to complete their collection. Baseball occupied Videocart 12.
The RCA Studio II is a videogame console made by RCA that debuted in 1977. Unlike most video game consoles, the Studio II had black and white graphics instead of color. The graphics of Studio II games were blocky and resembled those of earlier Pong consoles. The Studio II also did not have joysticks or similar game controllers but instead used two unintuitive keypads that were built into the console itself. The console was capable of making simple beep sounds with slight variations in length. Baseball was one of 9 cartidge game titles.
Baseball, aka Home Run, is an early, extremely crude attempt at video baseball for the Atari 2600. Players control a single fielder or three fielders moving in unison. They cannot throw the ball, and there are no fly balls to catch, but tagging players out is ridiculously easy. Two-player games between competent gamers usually end in a zero to zero tie, and the computer is very easy to beat. Pitching, on the other hand, is nicely executed as players can throw curves, fastballs, screwballs, or change-ups in a fairly convincing manner. Home runs, strangely enough, are scored only by hitting the ball directly over second base.
The APF Imagination Machine was a combination home video game console and computer system released by APF Electronics Inc. in late 1979. It was composed of two separate components, the APF-M1000 game system, and an add on docking bay with full sized typewriter keyboard and tape drive. The Imagination Machine has the distinction of being one of, if not the first, affordable home PCs to connect to the television. Baseball was one of only 15 official game cartridges were ever released for the APF.
Baseball! follows basically the official rules of the real game. The three numbers on the scoreboard at the lower left side of the screen indicate Balls, Strikes and Outs, in that order. Players on defense can control the outfielders with the joystick. During the pitch, the joystick will control the ball's curve. Once the batter hits the ball, the defense has to try to catch it. Published by Magnavox for the Odyssey².
Baseball (1981) & New Baseball (1982)
The Epoch Cassette Vision was a video game console made by Epoch and released in Japan in 1981. Despite the name, the console used cartridges, not cassettes, and it has the distinction of being the first ever programmable console video game system to be made in Japan. The only controls were 4 knobs (2 to a player, 1 for horizontal movement, 1 for vertical) built into the console itself, along with 2 fire buttons to a player. Published by Epoch for the Epoch TV system.
The Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio Corp. The game library was composed of 51 unique games. Baseball 2001 is a passable rendition of America's pastime. Players control each outfielder individually and can throw the ball to each of the four bases, but the computer controls the infielders. When a ball is hit to an infielder, the batter is automatically out. When a ball is hit into the outfield, the perspective switches to an odd close-up angle of the nearest outfielder, who can run right and left to try and catch the ball. The baseball players are stick figures, and they make a terrible grating sound when running on or off the field.
Baseball is a simple baseball video game made by Nintendo in 1983 for the Nintendo Family Computer, making it one of the first games released for the Famicom. It was later one of the NES's 18 launch titles when it was released in 1985 in the United States. As in real baseball, the object of the game is to score the most runs. Up to two players are supported. Each player can select from one of six teams. Although, there is no difference between the teams other than uniform color.
Baseball 2000 (1999)
Interplay's third PlayStation baseball game brings together 750 authentic players and 30 Major League Baseball teams with ratings based on the 1998 season. Noteworthy features include updated high-resolution polygon player models with sixty signature pitching and batting styles, as well as a play-by-play announcer. Also new are the Tournament Mode which lets up to eight players draft their own teams, and a physics model designed to replicate realistic ball flight and pitch simulation.
Baseball Addict (2002)
Baseball Addict from JAMDAT combines stunning graphics, realistic sound effects, intuitive controls and addictive gameplay elements to reproduce the atmosphere, strategy and excitement that made baseball one of America's favorite sports. Baseball Addict was also released for the PC, Palm OS and for Microsoft Smartphone.
Baseball Advance (2002)
With realistic gameplay and amazing graphics, Baseball Advance lets you compete against all 30 MLB teams across four gameplay modes for a chance to win the World Series or compete in the All-Star Game. Each team features authentic MLB players and statistics from the 2001 season and your stats and records are saved as you play. Developed by Smilebit and published by THQ.
Baseball Blast (2009)
A true baseball experience as Mr. Baseball Bob Uecker and Rob Dibble call the play-by-play throughout the game.
More than 20 entertaining baseball-themed mini-games. Choose between fun, easy-to-use Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls and Sideways Wii Remote support, or plug in a Wii Classic Controller for three ways to play. For the first time, enjoy full online support for Wii, including multiplayer and multi-console match-ups, downloadable rosters, online leagues, tournaments, leaderboards and Team Up mode featuring persistent created teams and regular Pick-Up Games.
Bseball-e is a direct emulation of the NES game released back in 1986, converted for play on the Game Boy Advance through the use of the e-Reader and its Dot Code technology. The game can only be played by swiping Baseball-e's five cards into the e-Reader device. The only fielding you do is throwing to the base after one of your fielders snags the ball. There are only six teams in the game, and that just chooses the jersey color. The e-Reader version does not feature two-player gameplay.
Baseball Edition 2000 (1999)
Baseball Edition 2000 is a 3D baseball game that uses a new generation of 3D technology with player models created from more than 100,000 polygons. It includes all 30 Major League teams, with more than 750 real-life players, including all of the latest statistics and player ratings from 1998, plus the schedules and rosters for 1999. You have the ability to create your own players and try to help your favorite team win the World Series. Baseball Edition 2000 also features more than 700 animations and realistic play-by-play announcing. In addition, the game has 3D-modeled stadiums with animated crowds.
Baseball Heroes (1992)
With Atari finally increasing the number of sports titles for their Lynx game system, the only real question was how long it'd take for them to release a baseball title. Now there's Baseball Heroes, a portable video version of the American pastime. One or two coaches pick from four fictitious teams, each with 20 players (two in each position and four pitchers) rated in various attributes. Before a game, you select a team, assemble a squad of nine men, and arrange a batting order. They then take to the field, trying to score the most runs possible in nine innings.
The player can either control a normal baseball team or a special baseball team with secret hitting and pitching plays to boost their chances of winning. There is an exhibition mode, a regular season mode, and a team edit mode that allows the player to make his own players to form a customized baseball team. By Custom Brain for the NES.
Baseball Simulator 1.000 (1989)
Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 (1991)
Baseball Stars was one of the first sports games to have data memory, therefore players could create a team, configure baseball league & play a season, and throughout the CPU stored cumulative statistics. Baseball Stars was also the first sports game for the NES to have a create a player feature; giving gamers the power to name their players, as well as their teams. The game also introduced a role playing element; as each game played earns the winning team money, and the amount won is directly related to the sum of the prestige ratings of the players from both teams. Published by SNK.
Baseball Stars (1989)
Baseball Stars Professional (1991)
Baseball Stars 2 (1992)
Baseball Stars Color (1999)
Bases Loaded featured a unique television-style depiction of the pitcher-batter matchup, as well as strong play control and a relatively high degree of realism, which made it one of the most popular baseball games of the early NES era. One unique feature of the game is that the pitcher can provoke a batter to charge the mound. While Jaleco did hire Ryne Sandberg for an endorsement with Bases Loaded 3, this installment of the game did not feature real teams or players. More unpopular with players, however, was the somewhat bizarre premise that "playing a perfect game", not winning a pennant, was the game's ultimate goal.
Bases Loaded (1987)
Bases Loaded II: Second Season (1988)
Bases Loaded 3 (1990) - Ryan Sandberg on cover.
Super Bases Loaded (1991) - Ryan Sandberg on cover.
Bases Loaded 4 (1993)
Super Bases Loaded 2 (1994)
Super Bases Loaded 3: License to Steal (1995)
Baseball Mogul (1997-2011)
Baseball Mogul is a series of career baseball management computer games first published in 1997. The eleventh and latest installment, Baseball Mogul 2009, was released March 2008. A proprietary database, included with the game, permits play in any season of historical baseball from 1901 to the present. Spaceman Bill Lee is featured on the 2009 cover.
Batter Up is developed and published by Namco. Get ready to take the national pastime to new heights with Super Batter Up for the Super Nintendo. You'll find all your favorite Major League players here from Ripken to Winfield to Puckett which allows you to know what it's like to actually be a superstar on the diamond. There are 26 teams to choose from, as well as three unique stadiums to play in. On the field, everything is under your control: swing for power or for average, throw a vicious curveball, or dive in the outfield for a fly ball. Every conceivable option is available as well from pinch-hitters to relief pitchers to intentional walks putting your right in the middle of the action.
Batter Up (1991)
Super Batter Up (1992)
Big League Slugger Baseball (2003)
Big League Slugger Baseball is a cartoonish, big-head-anime-style baseball game. It uses the standard behind-the-catcher viewpoint for batting and pitching and switches to different views when the ball is hit. Play a 10 or 30-game season, then save to a memory card. After completing the season you can proceed to the Final Series. The game is unlicensed and does not include any real teams, players, or stadiums, though you can create your own players and teams. Developed by Now Production and published by Agetec, Inc.
Publishing label 2K Sports of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. bring America's favorite pastime to life in The Bigs, a major league baseball simulation. Updated visuals, intuitive game mechanics, highly detailed player models and expansive ballparks bring home the MLB experience. The Bigs is a cross console release and is available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PlayStation2, PSP and Wii.
The Bigs (2008) - Albert Pujols on cover.
The BIGS 2 (2009) - Prince Fielder on cover.
Bo Jackson had his own video game for the original Game Boy portable gaming system, Bo Jackson's Hit and Run. The game featured both baseball and football, but had no pro licenses for either sport and could not use any team or players' names. Released around the same time was Bo Jackson Baseball for the Nintendo NES system and IBM compatible computers. The game was heavily criticized by game reviewers and obtained poor sales results.
Bo Jackson Baseball (1991)
Bo Jackson's Hit and Run! Baseball and Football (1991)
Bottom of the 9th (1996, 1997 & 1999)
Bottom of the 9th is a baseball game by Konami for the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and the Nintendo 64. It is a heavily updated version of Konami's 1989 arcade game, Bottom of the Ninth.