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Bases Loaded II is a wonderful sequel to the iconic Bases Loaded. I never played it when I was younger, and honestly if I did before Bases Loaded, I'd choose Bases Loaded II any day. The sideways view deserves some of the criticism it receives, but it's not nearly as difficult as people make it out to be. It's rather easy, in fact, to get the fielding down in this game and once you do it's ten times more intutitive and fun than Bases Loaded. As far as sequels go, Bases Loaded II did it right. Now let's see what the other two have to offer, which I can tell you now isn't much. This is pretty much where the series left off for me, so if you're looking for a legit, realistic baseball game for the NES, Bases Loaded II is the one for you.
All in all, Bases Loaded II is a rather impressive game and while it makes great leaps over its predecessor, Bases Loaded, subsequent releases for the NES do not change very much, making Bases Loaded II one of the best in the franchise. A fun game to play and all its special attributes make it very addicting!
Bases Loaded 2 goes to some new places that the original never reached. but the game doesn't feel quite as good as the first.
Bases Loaded II spits a full-throttle loog in the face of its predecessor. The original Bases Loaded was an early NES baseball game that dared to be different. Camera behind the pitcher? Madness! Human-sized players? Surprisingly well animated. These outside-the-box features distinguished Bases Loaded from the cluster of baseball games. Bases Loaded II might keep these features, but it also adds needless ones, like a broken camera and my never ending rage. When you or the computer scores a hit, the camera flies away like a bird that just hit a window. Bizarre camera angles obscure the game at play, and left me frothing.
Adding insult to injury are blob-like fielders that move in a choppy, unsightly manner, rendering the new dive moves worthless. Bases Loaded 2 is just sloppy in general, with lousy control exacerbated by rough outfield scrolling. But the game's worst arocity is its unbearable looping theme song that just won't go away. If someone were to blow a whistle into your ear for the duration of the game, it would be an improvement. Second Season is so awful that you start to wonder if Jaleco's first Bases Loaded game was an accident!