Cute takes on standard genres are common in video gaming. Shooters with cute characters are a sub-genre all their own, and the trend even extends to sports. Namco made some of the better known examples, and its World Stadium series was highly popular in Japan. Sadly, the west saw it only in the first R.B.I. Baseball game and Batter Up on the Game Gear.
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One of the best Genesis baseball titles gets a 32X installment, and its a prime example of why the 32X died a quite death. Mediocre visuals, bland sound, and poor gameplay will send you running back to the 16-bit versions. This game is supposedly rare, but we’d wager that it’s even rarer to find someone actually willing to play it.
If you’re looking for the boys of summer, keep walking friend, because they’re not in this dugout. Any player with self respect steers clear from this game, and you’ll probably find them playing World Series Baseball. Still interested? Then grab some Big League Chew and read our complete write up. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you.
The baseball season’s winding down, and soon we’ll be heading to the Fall Classic. Too bad the word “classic” doesn’t apply to Electronic Arts’ Tony La Russa Baseball. It does absolutely nothing to stand out. That wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t play so darn slow. Compared to other baseball games on the Genesis at the time, it’s not really worth a lot of your time
Tomorrow’s MLB all-star game looks to be a great one, so why not level off all that positive energy with a really poor baseball title? Time Warner Interactive’s R.B.I. Baseball ’95 for the 32X took zero advantage of the hardware, much like other titles on the add-on, and it was even outclassed by offerings on the stock Genesis that year, such as Sega’s own stellar World Series Baseball ’95. Check out our full review for the sorry details, and trust us, it’ll make watching tomorrow’s game THAT much better.