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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 DOS Demo Mode (EGA)
HardBall III DOS The player editor (EGA)
HardBall III SNES Going for third base
HardBall III Genesis Team selection screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Game Players SNES Apr, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Video Games Genesis May, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Mean Machines Genesis May, 1993 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Mega Fun Genesis May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1994 35 out of 50 70
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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