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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 Batter up! (MCGA/VGA)
HardBall III Genesis The field gets crowded
HardBall III SNES Low hit to the right
HardBall III DOS Setup before game (VGA)

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Alternate Titles

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

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Video Games Genesis May, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Play Time DOS Sep, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Apr, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun Genesis May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1994 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) SNES May, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Aug, 1994 3.25 out of 6 55


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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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