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Joseph Ryder
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#1 Posted on 17.8.02 1953.30
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After playing a few hours worth of Tecmo Baseball on Genesis the past week, I've thought about how great it would be if either PS2, XBox, or Gamecube (or hell, all three) did a revamped version of Baseball Stars from NES.

Let us ditch the MLB license once in awhile. Bring back the American Dreams, the Lovely Ladies, the Ninja Blacksox. Bring back Lenny from the Ghastly Monsters. That guy was money. Bring back the Monsters' amazing range in the field. Update the graphics, but keep the simplicity. Let us use no more than three buttons. Save money on some areas, and put it into others. Fuck all the MLB stadiums. Design custom stadiums for all the pre-made teams, complete with a short porch in left for the World Powers and their Rob Deer-impersonating Solly (and keep the "first-names only" feature). Create-a-stadium. Franchise mode. Let me save highlights. Give me $80,000 if I beat the SNK Crushers. Let me power-up my man in the 3-hole.

Now I'm not talking about Baseball Stars 2. I want the original 10 (?) teams...maybe a handful more on top of that, with the same rosters. It could be huge if they re-did the game with the power of the new systems.

Don't get me wrong, there are some great baseball games out, but I don't know if anything's really touched the replay value of Baseball Stars. What is it...13 years old? And I can still play it all night if I chose to.

Maybe this threat of a strike (err...work stoppage) is just turning me towards fantasy, and days of yonder. Ah well. A man can dream.
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#2 Posted on 17.8.02 2202.57
Reposted on: 17.8.09 2207.21
Heh... as soon as I busted out my CD of NES games for the Dreamcast, my roommate was all over Baseball Stars. I don't think I ever really got into any NES sports games other than Bases Loaded, though. And besides, Tecmo Super Bowl is the One Ring of NES sports games.
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#3 Posted on 18.8.02 0048.47
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Baseball Stars 2 was always the hot Neo-Geo game at the high school arcade. To win, pick the Lovely Ladies, and play against a 7th grader who is enchanted by the cartoon T&A.

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#4 Posted on 18.8.02 1023.38
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Baseball Stars was always the greatest of the NES games and possibly the best video baseball game ever. It was very hard to master completely, and you always knew that no matter how badly you wre losing, something random could happen and you could score 25 runs in an inning.

And being able to climb the wall and sit there watiing for the ball was priceless...
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#5 Posted on 18.8.02 1616.45
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I loved Baseball Stars, and still have a notebook full of the codes for my seasons in Bases Loaded. And as much as I loved Tecmo Super Bowl, I am still waiting patiently for the day someone re-releases Blades of Steel.
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#6 Posted on 18.8.02 2146.50
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Ahhh, yes Baseball Stars, that was an awesome game. Really the one thing that is different that I don't think any games do anymore is that you can choose a specific player, and for that player raise a specific ability. I think in all games now where players get better over time it's just a random thing. I remember me and my friend used to have a draft of Major League Baseball players and then make those players on our teams. Man how I miss those days of Andre Dawson, Darryl Strawberry and Barry Bonds in the same outfield.

Another good game (but not as good as Baseball Stars) was Basewars.
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#7 Posted on 18.8.02 2220.42
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BaseWars, people, BaseWars! What could be better than futuristic robots fighting for every out? I used to get tagged on purpose just to beat the living hell out of the other team's catcher!

Edit: Grammar.

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#8 Posted on 18.8.02 2224.05
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BaseWars is one of the greatest baseball games EVAR~! What I'd do is make the other team forfeit, by having one or two super powered batter robots with lazer swords basically destroy every baseman. Now that was entertainment. Other sports games of note: Blades of Steel (winning a fight means the other guy gets benched, WOO!), Super Dodgeball, and PRO WRESTLING. Mah god, sports games was good fun back then.
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#9 Posted on 19.8.02 1251.30
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BS1 was incredible.

Amazing.

I didn't get it when it first came out, but went looking for a copy probably about a year later, when I could not find one.

I'm glad there's nesticle.

BS2 was a letdown. Not to mention, it kept erasing my games, which made me pissed off.

But my favorite game-play game was Tecmo's Bad News Baseball- if only they had the money/free agent/etc stuff that Baseball stars had.
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#10 Posted on 19.8.02 1428.48
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I loved BaseWarz as well - pretty much spent all my cash turning my players into tanks so I could pulverize the shit out of the other team. But, the one time I tried to play it on an emulator, it ran too fast and I got the shit stomped out of me every time I tried to hit the ball. But yes, it ruled.

Baseball Stars was a close second, just because it was so nutty. Easy way to get cash on it was to just play 2 players and use the other controller, as the Lovely Ladies, to walk you/plunk you up until the mercy rule kicked in.

I seem to recall playing the shit out of RBI Baseball 2, as well. Used the Mariners a lot -- ALVIN DAVIS~!
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