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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 Oh, strike out.
HardBall 4 DOS Out at first base!
HardBall 4 Genesis Successful hit
HardBall 4 DOS Setting up the teams.

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Alternate Titles

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

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A PC Classic DOS Condemned (76)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly DOS Feb 17, 1995 A 100
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Consoles Plus Genesis Aug, 1994 86 out of 100 86
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun Genesis Aug, 1994 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer DOS Mar, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Power Play DOS Apr, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Genesis Jul, 1994 57 out of 100 57
The Video Game Critic Genesis 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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