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HardBall 5 is mainly an update to HardBall 4, with the additions coming in the form of adjustable difficulty settings, sharper graphics, more comments by Al Michaels and improved league play, which comes with a full set of 1994 major leaguers, plus a bonus legends league. The game includes multiplayer support for up to two players.


HardBall 5 PlayStation Exhibition game. Team selection.
HardBall 5 PlayStation Out!
HardBall 5 Genesis Title screen
HardBall 5 PlayStation Johnson vs Finley.

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Alternate Titles

  • "HardBall '95" -- Genesis title
  • "ハードボール5" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Genesis Sep, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Gamer DOS Jan, 1996 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker DOS Nov, 1995 86 out of 100 86
PC Action (Germany) DOS Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Ultimate Gamer Magazine DOS Jan, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Power Play DOS Feb, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Players PlayStation Jun, 1996 66 out of 100 66


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