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Advertising BlurbsBack of Keep Case - PlayStation 2 (Germany):
Der wohl realistischsten Baseball-Simulation gelingt 2003 der ganz große Wurf!
Der Nr. 1 Baseball-Bestseller'**Basierend auf den Gesamt-Franchiseverkäufen
Realistischere Spieler-Animationen als je zuvor
Verbessertes Fielding, Werfen und Baserunning
Mehr als 50 spielbare Teams
75 Stadien, 200 Trikots und 20 freispielbare Teams
Contributed by Patrick Bregger (98680) on May 14, 2011.
Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Feb 26, 2006.
I love baseball!
Acclaim's flagship baseball franchise is back with tons of new features and improvements.
Good performances unlock a collection of player cards and other features like stadium tours, old-time teams and historic uniforms. You can even unlock interviews with baseball legends that are sure to pluck at the heartstrings of devout fans.
Scenario mode is your chance to re-live baseball moments from the 2002 season and even change the outcome of key games. For example, take control of Mariano Rivera and close out the game July 14 against the Indians or try to crank Mike Cameron's fifth homer on May 2, 2002.
Quickplay mode lets you jump right into a game. Swing for the fences in Home Run Derby. In Pick-up Game, each side chooses favorite players to form a roster, then plays on an imaginary field such as a cornfield, city park or sandlot. You can take over all aspects of an MLB team in Franchise Mode or just play for the world championship in Series mode. Expansion mode lets you make your own custom team, from choosing a home city and mascot to drafting your squad. A complete spring training schedule can be played prior to each season. All-Star Baseball 2004 extensively tracks stats.
The controls and interface remain mostly unchanged from past games in the series. You can choose from four different batting interfaces and toggle the pitching aid and strike zone on or off. This game is so realistic that umpires will sometimes call balls and strikes wrong! You also have a choice of three difficulty levels. As many as four players can participate in a game.
Fielding is handled well as you are almost always in control of the proper fielder. The L and R Buttons advance or return all runners respectively. To control individual runners you must deftly select them using the Control Pad.
Each of the 200 uniforms included in the game is nicely detailed. The 75 stadiums appear in full 3D glory. The automatic replays showcase the spot-on player animations. You can choose for pitches to be displayed with normal or exaggerated motion. Authentic touches include sliding catches, evasive slides and dramatic double plays. Player faces have been scanned, and each has his characteristic batting stance. Accurate slay-by-play commentary can be heard in English or Spanish. Other audible touches include organ music, batter walk-up music and stadium-specific cheers.
All-Star Baseball 2004 is dripping with baseball history. The many subtle improvements and unlockable extras make it worth a look even if you already have last year's version.
Contributed by Xoleras (66310) on May 08, 2005.
The #1 baseball game just got better! Like Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2004 is the game "with all the tools." With the most realistic simulation ever, easier to play functionality, and the same all around skill set that makes Derek the leader and winner he is, ASB 2004 truly is the game with all the tools.
Be sure to visit our interactive tour! We'll show you every option, every menu, every feature, and everything there is to see past the start button - just as if you were playing it yourself!
#1 SELLING BASEBALL FRANCHISE
The most realistic player animations
Improved Fielding, Throwing & Baserunning
Over 50 playable teams
75 stadiums, 200 uniforms and 20 unlockable teams