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Even today nothing compares Eric W (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The gold standard in baseball video games *Legion* (144) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Best baseball game ever!!! Matt Hill (2) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (19 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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This amount of detail and options were unprecedented for the time, all possible due to the battery backup (the first for an NES sports game). Even the stock teams are all themed and fun, including a team of famous monsters, one with legendary MLB players, and an all women‘s team. Cheerful music and fun presentation round out a revolutionary console baseball game.
NES Archives (Sep 30, 2008)
If you don’t own Baseball Stars you owe it to yourself and your family to run out and buy this game now. Okay, actually driving would probably be faster, but regardless this one needs to be in your collection. I give this game my rally cap guarantee, this one’s a winner.
91 (Jan, 2011)
It’s a bit harder than Baseball Simulator 1000, but from my perspective, the AI feels just about perfect. In BS 1000, home runs were prevalent from both the player’s and computer’s end. In Baseball Stars, each team is going to have to work for their choice hits, which is the way it should be. I’ve never seen such a good camera in a Nintendo baseball game, either; it scrolls perfectly along the field and it never lets the ball get too ahead of itself. SNK went on to crazier heights of ridiculousness, but for many, they never exceeded Baseball Stars.
With all the options that are included , we can easily say that this is the best baseball game for the NES . Even if there is some little disapointing elements , the rest of the game is perfect . Baseball Star is a must have for the NES fan and for people who have never play this game before and like baseball.
When the Major League Baseball Players Association began licensing the names and likenesses of its players in the early 1990s, the idea of including women in baseball games fell by the wayside. After Baseball Stars, game publishers had a difficult time selling baseball games if they didn't have real players and real times. Baseball Stars was the last of the great independents.
Retro Archives (Oct 09, 2020)
À une époque où le concept de "simulation sportive" était encore une vue de l'esprit, on pourra remercier Baseball Stars d'être venu apporter une épaisseur bienvenue à un domaine qui en avait bien besoin. Simple à jouer, difficile à maîtriser, le titre de SNK se prend facilement en main et a la bonne idée d'introduire une composante "gestion" qui booste dramatiquement la durée de vie du jeu en offrant l'occasion de se construire patiemment l'équipe de ses rêves. Certes, tout n'est pas encore parfait: les mécanismes de jeu sont encore simples et le contenu assez limité - pas question de trouver des licences officielles ici - mais le fait est qu'on tient ici à n'en pas douter un des meilleurs jeux de baseball sur NES, et sans doute un des plus efficaces tous systèmes confondus. À essayer.
It has statistical consistency reminiscent of Bases Loaded and offers great play control and playing speed, smooth scrolling action and graphics that really cook. Pass the hot dog...say what?...sushi?!
The Video Game Critic (Apr 14, 2001)
Baseball Stars is a popular, high-quality baseball game for the NES. There are no actual major league teams or players, and a few of the players are actually girls (in shorts no less). The uniforms are ugly (one team is all purple), but the players are well animated. I love how the ball bounces so smoothly and realistically. Baseball Stars' gameplay reminds me of Ken Griffey games for the SNES - very fun and arcade-like. There are a few flaws however. Annoying background music blares nonstop throughout the game. Fly balls can be difficult to track down because they have no shadow (sound effects indicate the ball's height). In spite of these deficiencies, Baseball Stars provides a good time for the casual baseball fan.