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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 Batting practice (MCGA/VGA)
HardBall III DOS Here's the pitch! (EGA)
HardBall III SNES Ready to bat
HardBall III DOS Main menu (EGA)

Promo Images

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

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Game Players SNES Apr, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Play Time DOS Sep, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines Genesis May, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Video Games SNES Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Apr, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Genesis May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) SNES May, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Alle PC Spiele DOS 1993 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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