Triple Play Gold

a game by Electronic Arts

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This game rounds the bases in a big way, and should put EA Sports in the running for this year's pennant race.

The game features a Major League Baseball license. Every player in the big leagues is represented with their accompanying stats.

Gamers will be able to sign rookies, trade players or create his or her own player or teams.

This game has a couple of features that some others do not, including hot and cold streaks. That's i right--one of your star players can A go on a hit-A ting streak or into a big time slump. This game also features injuries of star players.

At mid-season there's an all-star game, and the roster can be picked by the computer, or you can put the players you want to see on the all-star teams.

In the Season Mode, you can choose between a 26-, 52-, 104- or 162-game schedule.

This game has a host of details: everything from bowling over the catcher to sliding headfirst into second base. You can even make your outfielder go up for a home run ball at the wall to stop one of baseball's big leaguers from adding some RBIs to his stats.

There's also a very cool feature called the On-the-fly Manager Option. This allows you to change from playing the game to managing the game without disrupting the flow of the contest.

Triple Play also features four-way play for added excitement.

The Iceman and I are waiting patiently until this game is totally finished. It has some excellent features and the play control is incredible.

EA Sports has been able to deliver great game play in every sport--hockey, soccer and basketball. The only sport they weren't excelling in was baseball. This game gets the monkey off of their backs.

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If you like Triple Play Gold, try other games: Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball.

Triple Play Gold rating

Triple Play Gold system requirements:SystemP-200.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game modes: Triple Play Gold supports single modeSingle game mode

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