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Baseball Stars 2
ベースボールスターズ2

15 Apr 1992


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Fourth time lucky: after the Famicom Baseball Star (1989) and the Neo Geo based Baseball Stars Professional (1990) and 2020 Super Baseball (1991), SNK finally come up with the perfect arcade-style baseball game.
Here the arcade-style baseball genre is tweaked to perfection: the larger-than-life characters, fast & hectic pace and generous hitting ratio guarantee tense and high-scoring games. The party-like atmosphere and zany audio make for a great atmosphere.
Especially 2-player, where strategy, skill and luck are all necessary in equal measure. 2P games are almost always hilarious for both experts and novices alike, because the batting engine is superbly responsive: either player can get a lucky home run at any time and get back in the game, no matter how bleak the situation.
The pitching control is vastly improved too, but over-using curve and swing now tires your pitcher even more rapidly, and the opponent can maximise upon this by using a 'Power Up' option, that sees the chosen batter yield a massive oversized bat: one clean hit and it's outta here.
The entire SNK baseball saga comes to a climax here, ending up as what might well be the best arcade-style baseball game ever devised.
If you like that sort of thing.

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Baseball Stars 2
ベースボールスターズ2
NEO GEO
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 28 Apr 1992
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-041
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.64
PRICE
STATUS
SNK deliver some truly high-class baseball hijinks for the Neo Geo.
The best baseball game ever made? Maybe.

Soft-case Neo Geo packaging, 68Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Baseball Stars 2
ベースボールスターズ2
NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 9 Sep 1994
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-041
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Neo Geo CD version of the SNK sporting classic.
Cricket is for pansies.

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case, Neo Geo CD disc, booklet, spine card.

 



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