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Nintendo Power Magazine
The absence of the MLB license is unfortunate, but at least the players are in the game. Serious baseball fans might find this game simplistic, but casual gamers will find it easy to play and fun. Uses the awesome Powerful Pro baseball hitting and pitching system. That alone is worth the price of admission.
The bottom line is that Bottom of the 9th doesn’t make the cut when compared to some of the other N64 baseball games out there. The challenges and intricacies of hitting are top-notch, but the graphic limitations and strange AI hiccups make Bottom fall short. Here’s hoping that Konami realizes it’s produced a Triple A game that is just a few slugging percentage points away from going to the show. All in all, Bottom of the 9th is the game that hits a single, tries for a double and gets thrown out.
Sports Gaming Network
For the casual fan interested in a simple game, BOT9 is adequate (and if it quickly drops in price, that may tip the scales for such players). Moreover, it does offer a challenge. However, more serious video baseball players who are not into collecting every title that appears should consider passing on this cart. There's something likeable about the game; maybe it's a sense of nostalgia that goes back to its first edition (even the new rulebook reproduces a generic batter shot that appears in the first edition's instruction booklet). But there's no mistaking the fact that if BOT9 suffers from few serious flaws, it lacks the flavor and depth of the other N64 titles on the market.
Game industry News (GiN)
So there ya have it folks. With no official license, roller coaster gameplay, and horrible low-res graphics, this title just doesn't have what it takes to play in the big leagues. Once again this is your favorite sports announcer coming to you live from the GiN ball park in sunny Virginia, saying, ''Remember to have your pets (and your terrible games) spayed or neutered and we'll see ya next time!"
Ce jeu n'a pas grand-chose pour plaire : prise en main délicate, réalisation bâclée,... Seuls les purs et durs y trouveront leur compte. Et encore...