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The third game in the Hardball baseball series. This revision features 256 colour VGA graphics, and announcer Al Michaels provides running commentary while you play.


HardBall III DOS Batting practice (MCGA/VGA)
HardBall III SNES In Game
HardBall III DOS Player Screen (MCGA/VGA)
HardBall III DOS The player editor (EGA)

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Alternate Titles

  • "HardBall 3" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Al Michaels Announces HardBall III" -- Tag-lined title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Video Games Genesis May, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Play Time DOS Sep, 1992 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines Genesis May, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun Genesis May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1992 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1993 18 out of 40 45


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Two add-on disks were released for Hardball III, Hardball III: MLBPA Players Disk, which added real players, team rosters, and stats as of the '92 All-Star Break, and the Stadiums Add-on disk, which contained 26 real MLB stadiums. Each had a street price of $15.


  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– #3 Best Strategy Game in 1992

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