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ESPN Baseball Tonight

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SNESVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
Baseball Tonight is a very basic baseball game with some nifty animation and ESPN personality (Patrick's "The Whiff" strikeout call always brings a smile to my face!). The computer plays a tough game and offers plenty of challenge, but too many features have been left out for this cart to be a serious pennant contender.
GenesisGamePro (US)
Casual players and Chris Berman fans will get mild enjoyment, but you'll end up just watching the TV show.
SNESGame Players
The Baseball Tonight theme music, sampled voices, and rotoscoped graphics give this game a great first impression, but once you sit down for a session or two, you'll probably find that it just doesn't play up to your expectations.
Suffice to say, the game doesn’t do much. What it does do, however, is provide a solid baseball playing experience. While playing with the CPU may not lead to nail biting classics, playing with a buddy leads to some really fun contests. Some cool visuals and tight controls make this one worth playing for any baseball fan. While it’s not the best baseball title on the Genesis, it’s a fun and cheap title for any sports fan.
SNESGamePro (US)
This game has the overall look and feel of an ESPN Baseball Tonight broadcast, but the highlights that made ESPN famous were left out. If you want a better SNES baseball game, buy Ken Griffey Jr. Presents.
SNESVideo Games
Wieder einmal stehen bei einem Sportspiel die Lizenzgebühren im Vordergrund. Klar, es ist richtig, daß mit authentischen Team- und Spielernamen die optimale Stimmung für eine Baseballsaison geschaffen wird, aber damit ist es noch lange nicht getan. Was mir an einer so komplexen Spielart wie Baseball am wichtigsten erscheint, ist nach wie vor die Steuerung. Im Abwehrspiel ist es fast unmöglich die Feldverteidiger vernünftig an den Ball zu bringen. Die Perspektive ist viel zu flach, die Spieler-Sprites zu klein geraten, so daß der Überblick bei dem kurz bemessenen Spielfeldausschnitt zu leicht verlorengeht. Hier empfiehlt es sich unbedingt, die Verteidiger auf Automatik zu stellen. Und den hochgepriesenen ESPN-Kommentator hört man während des Spieles eigentlich nur alle 10 Minuten. Hartgesottene Baseball-Fans sollten sich lieber Ken Griffey Baseball oder Hard Ball III unter den Nagel reißen.
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Leider erreichen die lieblosen Soundeffekte sowie die Spielbarkeit diesen hohen Level nicht, da sich das Game längst nicht so flüssig spielt, wie beispielsweise „Ken Griffy jr. Major League Baseball“. Demgegenüber fehlen zudem Ligamodus und ein interessantes Drumherum, wie Spielerportraits oder Stärkenvergleich der Teams jedem Match.
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
ESPN BASEBALL TONIGHT is statistically more sound than its competition, but it is definitely not an action game. As a result, the flaws and bugs in the computer's AI stand out much more. This game is an upgrade away from making it to the big leagues.
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
The pitching is impressive, but the fielders are pretty stiff, and it's hard to react to balls hit down the line. Despite these problems, ESPN Baseball is still playable. It has all the major league teams and players, but is sorely lacking the stadiums, which is a big deal in my book. In the end, ESPN Baseball Tonight only amounts to another long fly ball.
DOSEntertainment Weekly
Finally, it plunks you down into the shoddiest baseball simulation I've seen, with pixelated generic-looking players; awkward, superfluous voice commentary; and a static interface that makes live baseball seem like the invasion of Normandy. Sheer incompetence aside, the most astonishing thing about ESPN Baseball is that, if you choose all of its installation options, the game dumps a whopping 50 megabytes of data onto your hard drive. It's like having an overweight, overpaid, over-the-hill designated hitter take up residence on your living- room couch.