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Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball (NES)

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All weekend ballplayers know softball's no joke, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun with it. And when you step up to the plate in this cart you'll find the wackiest bunch of players to ever hit a softball diamond!

Play seven inning fast or slow-pitch games. In One Player mode, you face the computer in a five-game elimination tournament. Win them all, and you earn the right to challenge the awesome Amazons - All-Star Softball's all-time championship team. Of course, you and a friend can play each other in a head-to-head contest.

There are no preset ball clubs so you recruit 10-member squad from a roster of 60 weird players. Look for players who have strong basic baseball skills such as arm strength and speed. But to win on some of the tricky fields you'll also need players with more unusual skills - such as climbing fences, diving into water, and flying at night

In fast pitch, you hurl that baby in three speeds. But stay alert, base runners steal and batters bunt. In slow pitch, you can lob the ball short or long. You can also make your pitches curve right or left.Fielding the ball takes practice, but your guys can also dive for hard grounders and leap up to snare line shots. For quick double plays, infielders can tag a base then throw the ball.

With six softball fields to choose from, including the Sandlot, the Cliff, and a Professional field, there's some great action. Get ready to take yourself out to the softball park.


Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball NES Field rules
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball NES Pop fly
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball NES Home Run hit
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball NES Crossing plate

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Alternate Titles

  • "ソフトボール天国" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Softball Tengoku" -- Japanese Title

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Critic Reviews

NES Archives Jul 30, 2006 A- 91
The Video Game Critic May 14, 2002 B+ 83 Dec, 2011 B+ 83
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80


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Japanese version

The original Japanese version of this game (Softball Tengoku) had mostly animal and other bizarre characters instead of humans. Most of this was removed from the North American release. This explains some of the characters traits in Dusty Diamond All-Star Softball (ie. the guy named "Froggy" moves around like a frog, because in the Japanese release he WAS a frog)

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RKL (5736) added Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball (NES) on Sep 08, 2003