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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 Manual Protection Checking (EGA)
HardBall III Genesis The field gets crowded
HardBall III DOS Player Screen (EGA)
HardBall III Genesis Title screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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Game Players SNES Apr, 1994 87 out of 100 87
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1994 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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