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Many baseball titles on the market already include as much (or more) team management and statistic crunching of La Russa and surpass it when it comes to on-field play. While this is a solid baseball sim, players who buy it because of the EA Sports brand on the box may be surprised.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I don't know what Electronic Arts was doing with this. I was not thrilled with this game at all. The controls for the pitcher and the batter need some work. Animations of players are neat, but they slow down a bit. An okay revision from last year.
Accolade's original Hardball from the late '80's was better than La Russa '95. Stat fans might like it, but fans of high-scoring sports action looking for great graphics, sounds and controls will take their ball to another field.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Unfortunately, La Russa '95 suffers from the same animation woes the first cart had and player response to the controller is worse than ever. Control must not have been a programming priority, since the 4-Way Play adapter isn't even supported.