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HardBall 4 (Genesis)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). -
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 2.5

The Press Says

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Consoles Plus
Les mouvements des différents joueurs sont plutôt réalistes et la prise en main rapide. La composition des différentes équipes est d'actualité. Ainsi, vous aurez le plaisir de voir évoluer sous vos yeux vos joueurs favoris.
If you already own Hardball III, then '94 might not be worth it. But, if you're still looking for that all-in-one Genesis baseball game, Hardball '94 is a safe bet.
Game Players
Although the choppy and 8-bit-like graphics and sparse music and sound effects in HardBall '94 won't keep players coming back, the in-depth --- practically managerial --- involvement offered by the game will. So if you're tired of arcade-like sluggers and are looking for a more serious baseball cart, step to the plate and check out HardBall 94's delivery.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Hardball '94 continues Accolade's great tradition of extremely playable baseball games, but there's not much new here besides some hot animation in the batting view and the MLBPA license. The fielder animation could still use some refinement and the heavy player inertia makes it easy to overrun fly balls. But with it's incredible list of options, team editor and detailed statistics tracking, Hardball still ranks near the top of the Genesis baseball heap.
GamePro (US)
Major league players, stats and plenty of options make this cart a solid game. Is it worth the price you've already got Hardball III? No, but if you're a first time buyer who's looking for a well-rounded baseball game, Hardball '94 will score for you.
Mega Fun
Schenke ich einem guten Hoschi (Baseball-Freak und -Spieler, servus Holsche) von mir Glauben, haben wir mit HardBall '94 ein exzellentes, vor allem realistisches Modul vor uns liegen, und dem kann ich ohne Zweifel nur zustimmen. War schon der dritte Teil der Baseball-Serie aus dem Hause Accolade ohne nennenswerte Makel, tendiert das Update durch die Vielzahl interessanter Neuerungen noch mehr in Richtung perfekte Simulation. Die Original-Namen und-Teams heben den Identifikationsfaktor auf maximum, die feineren Animationen der groß gezeichneten Figuren lassen diese äußerst lebensecht erscheinen, einzig die leicht unübersichtliche Totale läßt etwas Kritik aufkeimen. Ansonsten bleibt HardBall '94 für die echten Fans der lederumwickelten Stahlkugel die wahre Nr. 1, weniger sportbegeisterte werden jedoch am hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad scheitern.
All Game Guide
Despite the lack of officially sanctioned teams, if you enjoy the strategy side of baseball and feel that cutting-edge graphics and presentation take a back seat to playability, then you'll find a lot to enjoy in this game. On the other hand, if you're looking for the perfect balance between fast action and simulation then you should probably look elsewhere. Hardball '94 will be most remembered for its attempt at realism, methodical pace, and impressive roster of customizable features.
The Video Game Critic
Hardball 94 looks impressive when you read the back of the box, but the game itself doesn't live up to its promise.