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The Slugger (Commodore 64)

The Slugger Commodore 64 Loading screen

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Description

In this early UK-developed baseball simulation, one or two player matches can be played over 3,6 or 9 innings, with 3 different computer skill levels. The rules are explained by some introductory screens, and the game is fully faithful to these. Gameplay is in an arcade/action style, so you don't need to worry about statistics for different teams or players.

The main viewing area is a forced-perspective view of the field, with a small side-viewed window of the pitcher's delivery itself. When fielding, control automatically goes to the player nearest to the ball, but a point doesn't end until the pitcher has the ball back (unless it is a home run). Features include stealing bases, pitching curve balls, or customizing the colors of each team.

The game has been presented with considerable glitz, with cheerleaders on screen between innings and lots of advertising boards and other slogans.

Screenshots

The Slugger Commodore 64 And here's the pitch...
The Slugger Commodore 64 Scoreboard at the end of an inning
The Slugger Commodore 64 Foul ball!
The Slugger Commodore 64 Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "World Series Baseball" -- UK title
  • "Slugger" -- Official abbreviation

User Reviews

Good game of baseball with one notable glitch Bill Loguidice (7) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

Zzap! Jun, 1985 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Nov, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Aug, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Tilt Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
64'er Jun, 1985 10 out of 15 67

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POMAH (35655) added The Slugger (Commodore 64) on May 30, 2007
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