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This game proves what most of us have known all-along: there's not much difference between a 32X and a regular Genesis. Sega tried to make this game a step up from the Genesis version, but besides some minor cosmetic changes, the game is practically identical. The enhanced color palette allows the stadiums to look a bit better, with more colorful backgrounds and crowds. The pitches now make a "whooshing" sound on their way to plate, and seem to move slower. When a ball is hit to an outfielder, the camera sometimes zooms in on the fielder. It looks pretty cool, but has little more than novelty value. The biggest disappointment is the sound - or lack of it! There's less commentary that other versions of the game, and the crowd is practically silent. Most of the new features of this 32X version, like multi-player options and player trades, were incorporated into World Series 96 on the Genesis. Yes, this World Series game is better than its Genesis counterparts, but only slightly.
You know, I have this game on the Genesis and being that the 32X is a $100.00+ add-on how can I justify buying almost the same game? It does say 32X does it not? So, it's still "an amazing baseball game"...if you don't already own it. Cal must be smokin' astro turf. Buy it only if you don't already own it. And if you're in to BB games, chances are you already do.
The best baseball sim has been given a facelift. WSB is now available for duped 32X owners nationwide. What does this mean? Better sound, better graphics and better gameplay. This is a remarkable game that will now takes it's predecessor's place at the top of the baseball ladder. So, if you are one of the unlucky few stuck with that monstrosity of a Sega system, here's your vindication.
Not to detract from this game - it's still a marvellous title - but I can't recommend this game because not enough has been change to warrant its purchase. Sorry.
World Series Baseball Starring Deion Sanders is a more enjoyable game than RBI Baseball '95 (1995, Sega 32X) due to its advanced defensive options and simple, yet fun hitting mechanics. There's not much here that takes full advantage of the hardware, but it's a competent baseball simulation that plays very smoothly throughout.
Though it lacks a real sense of excitement, World Series Baseball Starring Deion Sanders is still an enjoyable baseball game. It's worth a look if you can find it cheap.
The graphics maintain the high Genesis standards, but you'd expect more from a 32-bit cart, especially since the abysmal sounds earn a trip back to the minors. Stick with Genesis World Series for a great ballgame.
With only two baseball games on the system, it's not hard to choose. "RBI" is an absolute mess and this one is a fine game, it just takes no advantage of the added processing power. In all honestly, with the proper programming, the Genesis alone could have handled the scaling effect and likely without slowing down to a crawl. This series would really take off on the Saturn and that's how it should be played.
Overall, while you might think that because World Series Baseball is on the 32x, and there’s some more power involved, a new game in a long-standing franchise could take the best elements of previous editions and add better sound and graphics to make for an enjoyable sequel. Unfortunately, BlueSky got very lazy and phoned this one in straight from its Genesis brother WSB ’95. it didn’t even bother to TRY and make use of the 32x hardware in any way to make this game look good. Totally avoid this one.