R.B.I. Baseball Reviews (NES)

Critic Score
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User Score
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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Overall User Score (14 votes) 2.5

Critic Reviews

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NES Archives (Aug 11, 2002)
Personally I love this game. Agent J loves this game. You'll love this game. Oh just go buy it, it's probably cheap as well. Heck I saw 2 copies at the flea market today alone!
Game Freaks 365 (Nov 01, 2007)
Minor gripes aside (this is an NES game, afterall), these small complaints do not mean that RBI Baseball is not a good game. The game's gameplay is the key; RBI Baseball packs a whole bunch of quality fun in one package. Tengen released one of the best baseball games of all time nearly 20 years ago, while developers today are still trying to catch up.
Questicle.net (Feb, 2013)
R.B.I Baseball doesn’t distinguish itself from the hall-of-famers on the NES, but it doesn’t shame itself into oblivion like Michael Jordan’s short-lived baseball career. It has its heart in the right place and it has a foundation for potential greatness to come. And what do you know! There are two sequels.
Game modes are limited to a short “season” where you can take on each of the other nine teams once, but at least the two-player mode offers a nice best of seven series. There’s just enough baseball evolution here for a fun session with the computer or a friend, but there isn’t quite enough for a deep experience.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 20, 2003)
RBI Baseball does do a few things right. The controls are simple and intuitive, and you can toss the ball around the bases with ease. The ball scales out (becomes larger) as it ascends, making it easy to judge fly balls. Still, RBI has a lot of issues. First of all, the non-stop music will drive you nuts. Next, there are far too many homeruns, and most tend to fly way out of the park. The CPU opponent is dumb, allowing you to steal bases and stretch base hits unchallenged. RBI Baseball will suffice as a simple baseball game for young kids, but everybody else should seek out its excellent sequel: RBI Baseball 2.