Baseball

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Baseball
Developer Nintendo R&D1
Publisher Nintendo
System NES, Arcade, Game Boy, e-Reader, Virtual Console, 3DS Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console
Release Date NES
JP December 7, 1983
US October 18, 1985
Game Boy
JP April 21, 1989
US August 1989
e-Reader
November 2002
Virtual Console
JP December 2, 2007
EU December 29, 2007
US January 1, 2007
3DS Virtual Console (GB)
JP June 7, 2011
US July 14, 2011
EU July 28, 2011
Wii U Virtual Console
October 24, 2013
Rating ESRB: E

Baseball is a NES game based on the sport. It was one of the early titles for the Famicom and a launch title for the NES.

Gameplay

Player's start out as the batter. The running is taken care of automatically. After three outs, the player takes the field. The player starts out as the pitcher. If the player hits the ball, the player must use the fielders to catch the ball and tag the opposing player's out.

The game has a 1 Player Mode to play against the computer as well as a 2 Player Mode for a human opponent.

The Japanese version has different uniform colors than the American version. The Japanese uniforms represent the Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama BayStars, and Hanshin Tigers. The American uniforms represent the Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals, and New York Yankees.

Legacy

One of 9-Volt's microgames is based on Baseball. Baseball is also among the games to be featured in NES Remix, which presents challenges set in excerpts from different classic NES games and also allows players to "remix" elements from the different games.

Ports/Remakes

  • In 1985, Baseball was released on the Vs. arcade.
  • Baseball was ported to the PlayChoice-10 arcade in 1986.
  • In 1989, Baseball was ported to the Game Boy.
    • The Game Boy version was released for download off of the 3DS Virtual Console in 2011. It was a launch title for the Virtual Console in Japan.
  • Baseball was ported to the e-Reader in 2002.
  • Baseball was an unlockable bonus in Animal Crossing.
  • In 2007, Baseball was released for download on the Wii's Virtual Console. It was later released again for the Wii U in 2013 as part of the Wii U Virtual Console.
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