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HardBall 4 (Genesis)

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New features in this edition of the baseball simulation include the Home Run Derby and Pitching Practice. Multiple viewpoints and instant replays are included. 28 pitches are included, each with distinct effects. You can use real or fictitious teams, and even create your own right down to the logo and kit. Statistics such as batting average and RBIs are stored and can be printed out. Also, as in the previous game, announcer Al Michaels says things during the game.


HardBall 4 Genesis Ready to bat.
HardBall 4 Genesis Successful hit
HardBall 4 Genesis Practice some batting
HardBall 4 Genesis Oh, strike out.

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Alternate Titles

  • "HB4" -- informal/slang
  • "HardBall '94" -- Title for Genesis Platform

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Aug, 1994 86 out of 100 86
FLUX Apr, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Players Aug, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) Sep, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Aug, 1994 79 out of 100 79
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mean Machines Aug, 1994 64 out of 100 64
The Video Game Critic May 06, 2012 C- 42


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The game box contained an order form for an MLBPA Players Disk that would add 700 real player names & stats to the game for $24.95us.

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POMAH (55040) added HardBall 4 (Genesis) on Aug 19, 2002
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