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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 Genesis Team selection screen
HardBall III DOS Player Screen (MCGA/VGA)
HardBall III SNES Man on first base
HardBall III Genesis Ready to bat

Promo Images

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Video Games Genesis May, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Play Time DOS Sep, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Video Games SNES Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun Genesis May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Apr, 1994 35 out of 50 70
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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