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The Slugger (Commodore 16, Plus/4)

The Slugger Commodore 16, Plus/4 Ready for the pitch.

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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 16, Plus/4 Man on first.
The Slugger Commodore 16, Plus/4 Here comes the pitch.
The Slugger Commodore 16, Plus/4 You hit the ball.
The Slugger Commodore 16, Plus/4 Ready for the pitch.

Alternate Titles

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

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Kabushi (116470) added The Slugger (Commodore 16, Plus/4) on Dec 26, 2012
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (31330), Agamenon3 (3217), Martin Smith (63197) and Servo (55896)