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The Slugger

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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2.4
Commodore 16, Plus/4
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3.0
Commodore 64
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2.8
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Description

In this early UK-developed baseball simulation, one or two player matches can be played over 3,6 or 9 innings, with 3 different computer skill levels. The rules are explained by some introductory screens, and the game is fully faithful to these. Gameplay is in an arcade/action style, so you don't need to worry about statistics for different teams or players.

The main viewing area is a forced-perspective view of the field, with a small side-viewed window of the pitcher's delivery itself. When fielding, control automatically goes to the player nearest to the ball, but a point doesn't end until the pitcher has the ball back (unless it is a home run). Features include stealing bases, pitching curve balls, or customizing the colors of each team.

The game has been presented with considerable glitz, with cheerleaders on screen between innings and lots of advertising boards and other slogans.

Screenshots

The Slugger Amstrad CPC Before the match
The Slugger ZX Spectrum Innings scores as the game progresses
The Slugger ZX Spectrum My team in the field now
The Slugger ZX Spectrum Played the ball out to the left

Alternate Titles

  • "World Series Baseball" -- UK title
  • "Slugger" -- Official abbreviation

User Reviews

Good game of baseball with one notable glitch Commodore 64 Bill Loguidice (7)

The Press Says

Commodore User Commodore 16, Plus/4 Mar, 1986 22 out of 25 88
Tilt ZX Spectrum Sep, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Tilt Commodore 64 Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jun, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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