Wii U eShop / NES
Not quite a grand slam
Originally released alongside the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System in the 1980s, Nintendo's Baseball is one of several simple, lean titles that, while primitive and slow by today's standards, still show a special Nintendo pedigree. Ideally these games would be released as a compilation; the content in Baseball,...
Wii Virtual Console / NES
Nintendo’s Baseball was actually a launch title for the NES way back in 1985. With unknown brands like Ice Climber and Gyromite it made perfect sense for Nintendo to have a representation of a popular sports game to attract sceptics to their new console. Predictably enough, it’s now horribly dated. The gameplay itself just focuses on...
About The Game
It’s the bottom of the ninth. You’re at the plate. Here comes the pitch. You swing… It’s a smash deep into centre-field. A home run!
In the NES classic BASEBALL, you control every action. The swing of the bat. The speed of the pitch. The hits, the steals, the double plays. Pit your skills against the computer or challenge a friend. All it’s missing is the smell of hotdogs!