(Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Baseball (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

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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!

Game Review

Wii U eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Lee Meyer

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...

Game Review

Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Darren Calvert

Batter up!

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...

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User Comments (25)

Bass_X0

#1

Bass_X0 said:

No reason for anyone to download this when they have Baseball with Wii Sports.

__Badspeller

#3

Badspeller said:

This game was bad even when it was new. I can appreciate Nintendo wanting it on the vc for sake of completeness, but there is no way this thing is worth 500 points. They should just make it free (along with a few others like it) just to demo how the VC works

SKTTR

#4

SKTTR said:

It's on VC for the one's that loved it.
Baseball-Fans got Baseball.
And many people loved its slow paced simple gameplay and it's (now for most eyes invisible) charm back then.

For todays standards play Wii Sports Baseball instead and forget about this.
Nintendo's first attempt on an baseball game? I rate it: Too Retro! But I enjoyed some matches.. a few.. with my brother. It could grow if you have nothing else! 2 Stars

Mendez

#6

Mendez said:

Wow, judging by the video that 1* rating was well and truly deserved! I'm just glad I've never had the mispleasure of playing it :P

__Mark

#7

Mark said:

I remember getting this game when I was real young. I was so disappointed that I had wasted my hard earned allowance money on it. What a sad day it was indeed. My brother liked it though. Only worth 100 points max on the VC.

__superBBQ

#8

superBBQ said:

Why did they use a pixely picture for even the box art. I played this once, my friend paid a whole 500 points...HA! It was good for laughing at the pathetic play but it really failed too much to warrant a rematch.

jmac

#10

jmac said:

Aww, had lots of fun playing this with my older brother back when we didn't know any better.

I will always remember the one time I played with my dad and he got (rightfully) upset by how laughably slow the outfielders were as they lurched around to pick up deep grounders, turning real-world base hits into triples. He said something like "Aw, come on, they're running like they got chowder down their pants!"

Beau_Skunk

#11

Beau_Skunk said:

Boooooooooooring...
Normally I love old-school 8-bit Nintendo games like this, but this game is in no way entertaining. (Not even for it's day's standards.)

Purchase it if you want a cure for insomnia.

MasterMario

#13

MasterMario said:

Believe it or not, I acually was excited of getting this game in Animal Crossing because I love baseball. I really hated this game because I didn't understand the controls in this game and the innings take forever to end. So don't get this game.

slangman

#14

slangman said:

Played this when it was unlocked on Animal Crossing, Kinda unremarkable, i only played for 5 mins then i just switched it off again due to the dullness of not batting.

Karyyk

#15

Karyyk said:

This one is still good fun if you played it as a kid. I used to play this for hours with my brothers and cousins, into the morning (at least until RBI Baseball came out).

CanisWolfred

#16

CanisWolfred said:

I played this in animal crossing with my brother, we actually had fun. However, since I can play it in that whenever I want, I think I'll pass on Downloading it.

LordJamak

#17

LordJamak said:

Gee... a 500 point baseball game. We have Baseball or... um... Bases Loaded. What ever shall we do???

Okay hang on... we have Baseball and Soccer and Ice Hockey but no Pro Wrestling or 10 yard fight??? What the hell is going on here??

carson

#18

carson said:

bring BASEBALL SIMULATOR 1000 to Wii VC. its the 2nd greatest Baseball game ever (right after MVP)

The_Fox

#19

The_Fox said:

Wow...totally not worth even 100 wii points. This is a perfect example of a game that hasn't aged well at all.

Ferret75

#20

Ferret75 said:

It's not the best sports game ever, but it still is pretty fun to play.
I'd give it a 2 or 3.

Kurachi

#23

Kurachi said:

it was a pretty good game for its time
i had this on a * in 1 cassette
i dont get why people always compare, it was entertaining for its time

come on, such bad rating for that time
sure there were better games, but this wasnt this bad

btw, i dont like this game, so i dont try to protect it, but its insane that if a game is bad in these times, it gets very bad rating

jayo

#25

jayo said:

Segasonic- No way! This one's better!

Cheetaman91- I think I'd say no. At least this game has a bit more going on in it!
I had the original NES version, and I do kinda like it. Part because of its 8 bit charm, and it is good for a little change in pace. Kinda like Solitare!

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