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All-Star Baseball 2002

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
62
2.9
PlayStation 2
74
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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Keep Case - PlayStation 2 (Germany):

    WO DIE STARS ZU HAUSE SIND

    SCHLAGWORTE
    • Der preisgekrönte Titel erobert die PlayStation2
    • Innovative 3D-Schlag- und Wurf-Oberfläche
    • Kommentiert vom Skipper der Diamondbacks Bob Brenly
    • Maskottchen, Bullpens und Echtzeit-Anzeigetafeln

    [Captions] Drehe die Zeit mit klassischen Trikots zurück

    Spielerspezifische Tricks und Bewegungen

    Allstar-Team mit Nolan Ryan

    Atemberaubende Grafik

    Über 1500 Animationen in Motion Capturing

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116106) on May 14, 2011.

www.nintendo.com:

    It's time to play hardball.



    Grumpy gamers with long memories will remember that it took a year and a half after the N64 launched for its first baseball game to hit the shelves. In what may be Exhibit A of how easy it is to program for the Nintendo GameCube, ASB 2002 is launching with the system.

    Stadiums and some graphics, such as player faces, have been updated. The game's solid pitching and batting engines are back. But fielding and running AI can still be frustrating. The game's most noticeable change may be the extensive commentary by Byung-Hyun Kim consoler Bob Brenley and former broadcast partner Thom Brennaman. For this, you may thank the capacious memory of the GCN's discs.

    Exclusives to the GCN version of ASB 2002 include a Puerto Rico stadium and Safeco Field decked out for the 2001 All-Star Game. Acclaim also promises that the GCN version will give players unprecedented control over checked swings as well as a CPU-controlled defense assist option. There's even something called Broken Bat Technology, which will doubtless help Diamondback fans bent on recreating Luis Gonzalez's historic game seven swing.

    Acclaim has the full licenses of all 30 big-league teams and more than 700 players. Bonuses include a Hall of Fame team that features Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson and Nolan Ryan and retro uniforms, such as those sported by the Amazin' Mets of '62.

    Game modes include Exhibition, Season, World Series, Home Run Derby and Batting Practice. General Manager mode lets you trade, sign free agents and draft players. Do well in a season to pick up awards such as Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie Of The Year, and Gold Glove.

    The 30 authentic stadiums include active dugouts and bullpens, real-time scoreboards and animated touches such as the waterfalls at Kauffman Stadium. For the GCN, Acclaim has updated graphics for the Oakland Coliseum, PNC Park and Miller Park. Each stadium can be seen from any of seven different camera views.

    More than 1,500 motion-captured animations have been wrapped around 130 unique player batting stances and 50 pitching deliveries. The 3D batter interface gives you subtle control over the power and direction of your swing. Future throw technology facilitates snap catches and throws. Although the screen shots are uniformly pretty, the animations are only intermittently realistic. Especially choppy are the animations of an outfielder catching, then throwing the ball and an infielder picking up a grounder, then planting his feet to throw.

    With its exhaustive in-game and general manager options, ASB 2002 follows Acclaim's overall strategy of appealing to serious sports fans. While it's nice to see baseball fans having something to better to do with their thumbs than twiddle 'em through the long cold winter, ASB 2002 feels old-school, rather than a pathbreaker that takes full advantage of the new system.

    Available now, ASB 2002 is rated "E" for Everyone by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board. The Memory Card 59, sold separately, is required to save game progress. Saving a season requires 49 blocks, saving a series requires 33 blocks and saving options requires one block. This game supports Dolby Surround.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66205) on May 08, 2005.

Acclaim US website - PlayStation 2/GameCube:

    FEATURES



  • All 30 Major League teams and over 700 players with life-like face textures for superb graphic detail.
  • Cooperstown Hall Of Fame team including Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt and Nolan Ryan.
  • Play by Play and game analysis from Arizona Diamondback's Manager Bob Brenly, and his former national television partner, Thom Brennaman.
  • "Turn back the clock" with classic uniforms for each club like the '62 Mets.
  • All 30 MLB stadiums with active dugouts & bullpens, real time scoreboards and jumbotrons, with stadium features like the waterfalls at Kauffman Stadium in K.C.
  • 130 unique player batting stances, 50 pitching deliveries, and over 1500 motion captured animations.
  • Future throw technology allows you to make incredible super-smooth catches and throws like never before.
  • Innovative 3D batting interface and power/contact swing selection.
  • Season awards like the MVP, Cy Young, Rookie Of The Year, and Gold Glove.
  • General Manager mode lets you trade, sign free agents and draft players.
  • 7 authentic stadium camera angles for that television broadcast view.
  • Game modes include Exhibition, Season, World Series, Home Run Derby and Batting Practice.

    --Acclaim Press Releases--



    Acclaim Sports Ships All-Star Baseball 2002 For Nintendo GameCube(tm)
    Sliding home safely to score with gamers this holiday season, Acclaim Sports announced that it will begin shipping its debut title for the Nintendo GameCube(TM), All-Star Baseball 2002, later this week. Featuring four-time World Series" Champion and 2000 All-Star Game MVP shortstop Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2002 will be the only baseball video game available during the launch of the eagerly anticipated next-generation system. Acclaim's supporting marketing campaign will prominently feature Jeter, and include national television and print advertising, as well as online advertising on www.bigleaguers.com, the official site of the Major League Baseball Players Association. FULL STORY: http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/ASB2002GameCubeShips.html

    All-Star Baseball 2002 Earns IGN.com's Editor's Choice Award!
    Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that All-Star Baseball 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has been awarded a coveted IGN.COM Editors' Choice Award on March 19, 2001.FULL STORY: http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/ASB2002Award.html

    All-Star Baseball 2002 ships Friday, March 16th!
    Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. announced that All-Star Baseball 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system will begin shipping to retail outlets nationwide on Friday, March 16th. FULL STORY: http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/ASB2002Ships.html

    All-Star Baseball 2002 Announcer is Bob Brenly
    Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., announced that Bob Brenly, newly named manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will provide color commentary for Acclaim Sports' All-Star Baseball 2002 video game. All-Star Baseball 2002 will be available this Spring for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. FULL STORY: http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/ASB2002Announcer.html

    Contributed by Xoleras (66205) on Sep 05, 2004.

Press Release - PlayStation 2:

    Acclaim Sports' All-Star Baseball 2002 for PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System Ships on Friday, March 16th.



    Yankees' Derek Jeter Returns to Star as Spokesman in National Marketing Campaign



    GLEN COVE, N.Y.--March 16, 2001-- Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKLM - news), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that All-Star Baseball 2002 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system will begin shipping to retail outlets nationwide on Friday, March 16th.

    "All-Star Baseball 2002 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system truly represents a new generation of baseball excellence," said Steve Felsen, Director of Brand Management. "Our heralded franchise provides an unrivaled experience of putting the gamer inside the ballpark."

    Developed by Acclaim Studios Austin under license from Major League Baseball Properties and the MLB Players Association, All-Star Baseball 2002 has been praised by industry press who have previewed the title's breakthrough graphics and gameplay. The franchise is widely regarded in the video game industry as the premier baseball series, having been previously selected as "Baseball Game of the Year" by readers of GamePro magazine and honored with Editors Choice Awards from Electronic Gaming Monthly and Imagine Games Network.

    "I'm very proud to be associated with All-Star Baseball 2002," said four time World Series(R) champion and product spokesman Derek Jeter. "I am very selective with the products I choose to endorse and All-Star Baseball 2002 continues to reign as the world champion of baseball video games."

    All-Star Baseball 2002 Features Include:
    • All 30 MLB(TM) teams and over 750 players including 250 real-life faces
    • All 30 MLB stadiums with active dugouts & bullpens, real-time scoreboards & jumbotrons
    • Cooperstown Hall of Fame(R) team including Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt and Nolan Ryan
    • "Turn Back the Clock" with classic uniforms for each team
    • Color commentary from Arizona Diamondbacks' new manager Bob Brenly, and play by play from his former TV partner Thom Brennaman
    • 130+ unique player batting stances & 50 pitching deliveries
    • Future Throw technology for super-smooth catches & throws
    • General Manager Mode - Trade, sign free agents & draft players
    • Game Modes include Exhibition, Season, Home Run Derby & Batting Practice

    The All-Star Baseball 2002 marketing campaign features All-Star Game MVP and World Series MVP Derek Jeter. Jeter stars in a national television campaign and appears in all print advertising and in store merchandising. National cross-promotions with Fleer Trading Cards, HoneyComb Cereal and Beckett Publications will run throughout the summer.

    Jeter will also star in a public service announcement for the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which oversees the rating of video and computer games. In the spot, Jeter advises parents and children to, "Play the Game that's Right for you."

    For more information regarding All-Star Baseball 2002 and Acclaim Sports, log onto http://www.acclaimsports.com/.

    Acclaim Entertainment Background Information
    Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment gaming-consoles including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Sega as well as personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, publishes software gaming strategy guides and issues "special edition" comic magazines from time to time to support its time valued brands, Turok and Shadow Man. Acclaim's corporate headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York, and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.acclaim.com.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 19, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    WHERE THE STARS PLAY



    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Award Winning Franchise Debuts on PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system
  • Innovative 3-D Batting and Pitching Interface
  • Color Commentary from Diamondbacks Skipper Bob Brently
  • Team Mascots, Active Bullpens and Real-Time Scoreboards

    "Turn Back the Clock" with Classic Uniforms

    Player Specific Stances and Motions

    Hall of Fame Team Featuring Nolan Ryan

    Stunning Graphic Detail

    Over 1,500 Motion Captured Animations

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Jan 23, 2003.