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New features in this edition of the baseball simulation include the Home Run Derby and Pitching Practice. Multiple viewpoints and instant replays are included. 28 pitches are included, each with distinct effects. You can use real or fictitious teams, and even create your own right down to the logo and kit. Statistics such as batting average and RBIs are stored and can be printed out. Also, as in the previous game, announcer Al Michaels says things during the game.


HardBall 4 Genesis Practice some batting
HardBall 4 DOS And here's the pitch...
HardBall 4 Genesis Oh, strike out.
HardBall 4 Genesis The away team scores.

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Alternate Titles

  • "HB4" -- informal/slang
  • "HardBall '94" -- Title for Genesis Platform

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A PC Classic DOS Condemned (76)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly DOS Feb 17, 1995 A 100
PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Play Time DOS Mar, 1995 85 out of 100 85
FLUX Genesis Apr, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
Play Time Genesis Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun Genesis Aug, 1994 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer DOS Mar, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Mean Machines Genesis Aug, 1994 64 out of 100 64
High Score DOS Jan, 1996 2 out of 5 40


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The game box contained an order form for an MLBPA Players Disk that would add 700 real player names & stats to the game for $24.95us.

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