Baseball Stars (NES)

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Written by  :  Matt Hill (2)
Written on  :  Mar 02, 2003
Platform  :  NES

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Best baseball game ever!!!

The Good

Ahhh the memories.... This game is like an old friend. It brings back very warm memories of my childhood. I remember me and my 2 cousins sitting around and playing this game just about every day during the summers of 1990 and 1991.

This game had it all! It had great gameplay, was easy to control, and you could make up your own teams with all your favorite players. It was also very much ahead of it's time. It was the first baseball game that kept track of stats, and was also the first where you could trade players. Being able to make your players better by paying them was also a very cool thing.

Sure, this game may not have all the eye candy and features that today's baseball games have, but back in the early 1990's this game was pretty hard to beat as far as features go.

The Bad

Well, there's not much that I didn't like about this game. The music did kind of get on your nerves. Also the graphics weren't the greatest, but then again this game was made in 1989! Can't be too picky in that area. Also playing a full 162 game season was impossible because the game would always erase our teams at about the halfway mark in the season! Then we'd have to start all over by rebuilding our teams, but then again that was part of the fun.

The Bottom Line

It's a very simple baseball game. Very little flash compared to today's baseball games. If you were old enough to be playing the old 8-bit nintendo system in the late '80's early '90's then this game will probably have a warm place in your heart. If you've never owned an old NES and the only game systems you've ever owned are PS1,2 X-Box, and GameCube, then you're probably not going to appreciate what this game is all about.