Home Run Reviews (Atari 2600)
|The First and Probably the Worst||eratik (123)|
|Now Atari is getting somewhere.||RobinHud (73)|
Our Users Say
|AI||The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.||1.0|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||1.9|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||1.7|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||1.8|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||1.1|
|Overall User Score (12 votes)||1.5|
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VideoGame (Aug, 1991)
Nesta disputa de um campeonato de baseball, você deve manter o título conquistado na temporada passada. Seu adversário é uma das melhores equipes do mundo.
All Game Guide (1998)
Home Run is an early, extremely crude attempt at video baseball, failing miserably in many respects, most egregiously in the area of fielding. Players control a single fielder or three fielders moving in unison. They cannot throw the ball, and there are no fly balls to catch, but tagging players out is ridiculously easy. Two-player games between competent gamers usually end in a 0-0 tie, and the computer is very easy to beat. Pitching, on the other hand, is nicely executed as players can throw curves, fastballs, screwballs or change-ups in a fairly convincing manner. Home runs, strangely enough, are scored only by hitting the ball directly over second base (providing a fielder doesn't get in the way). Home Run looks and sounds as simplistically as it plays.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Apr 10, 2017)
So is Home Run in any way fun in 2017? A little, but not much. There are a surprising number of options on the pitching end, with curve balls and even mid-pitch speed adjustment among your basket of abilities. There’s no such variation on the batting side, however, and hitting a “home run” as this game defines it (basically hitting the ball straight past second base) seems more the result of luck than anything else. But like I said, you can derive some fun from Home Run as long as you recognize you’re playing a game called Home Run. Just don’t call it baseball.
The Video Game Critic (May 02, 2017)
Home Run is a likeable but shallow sports title that's only fun for a while. On a final note, one astute reader pointed out that Home Run is only 1.84 kilobytes in size. By comparison, MLB The Show 17 is 38 gigabytes, making it 20.5 million times larger. The question is, is it 20.5 million times more fun? I doubt it.