HardBall 94 is a baseball game based upon a previous installment by Accolade, but with improved graphics and gameplay. The player could have chosen from more than 700 available real stars from the 1993 season. This was not a fast-paced arcade game, because the focus was on the simulation side of baseball. There are several types of views/cameras the player can choose from: behind the batter, behind the pitcher or from left and right. Hitting and pitching was performed really well in the game and was one of this game's main selling points.
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PC compatible, P-100
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode Multiplayer (Hotseat)
The one and only - the first baseball sim grudgingly acknowledged by both sports fans and gamers alike as worth the trouble of learning. One of the first baseball games to offer first-person on-the-diamond views, which only added to its popularity. Hardball set the standard by which all subsequent baseball games were measured.
Mining for a solid diamond title? How about Hardball '94 from Accolade for your Genesis? The follow-up to last year's renowned Al Michaels Announces Hardball III answers the only major complaint heard — no real players — by giving you the 800-plus members of the MLBPA. For one or two players, this one lets you play with the full complexity of a club manager's game or take it on as a simple (but fun) baseball cart. Go a full 162-game season, or take a shortened season with either 81 or 13 games. Players with the best midseason performance can participate in the All-Star game. No matter what you choose, this one's all hardball.
What's In A View?
Hardball '94 gives you some pretty terrific points of view. You get overhead views of the park, the batter's play view, and the view from the mound. Add to these some of the most lifelike roto-scoped player movements seen yet, and you've got realism that'll have you spitting sunflower seed shells on the carpet. Your battery backup does amazing yeomanlike work. This thing keeps track of everything but your ancestry. It tracks league leaders, saves, accumulated player stats, team standings, and even your favorite highlights. Check out the 28 authentically rendered ballparks. Real stat-hounds can even keep up with current numbers and edit their players to match.
- Customize the outfield and move your fielders way in. Fewer base hits will result.
- Don't pitch high and inside - it'll be over the wall.
- Defensively, read the ball movement off the bat and move your players accordingly to get a jump on the play.
- Spend plenty of time in batting practice. Your timing is important.
- The ball mostly passes through the strike zone. When swinging, press Up or Down on the D-Pad rarely.
- Be aggressive on the base path (go for a hit-and-run-style game).