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The third game in the Hardball baseball series. This revision features 256 colour VGA graphics, and announcer Al Michaels provides running commentary while you play.


HardBall III SNES On the mound
HardBall III DOS You can customize player stats. (MCGA/VGA)
HardBall III DOS Setup before game (VGA)
HardBall III DOS Manual Protection Checking (EGA)

Promo Images

HardBall III Magazine Advertisement
HardBall III Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 60 (July 1994)

Alternate Titles

  • "HardBall 3" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Al Michaels Announces HardBall III" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Game Players SNES Apr, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Mean Machines Genesis May, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1993 10 out of 12 83
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1992 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) SNES May, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1994 35 out of 50 70
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1993 18 out of 40 45
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1992 Unscored Unscored


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Two add-on disks were released for Hardball III, Hardball III: MLBPA Players Disk, which added real players, team rosters, and stats as of the '92 All-Star Break, and the Stadiums Add-on disk, which contained 26 real MLB stadiums. Each had a street price of $15.


  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– #3 Best Strategy Game in 1992

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