Developer: Blue Sky Software
Played on: mednafen, gamepad
Another rough week, another last-minute Retro Game of the Week. It’s as if I didn’t have seven whole days to prepare anything or something.
But this one is a game I played far too much of back when it was released, and the reason is that it was (and still is!) a really good baseball game. I’m not the biggest fan of sports these days, but baseball is one of those games that really keeps my interest. Something about a game that isn’t inherently violent and is so well-organized and balanced just appeals to me.
And World Series Baseball gives you a sense of real control over the game while still remaining very simple, as the pitching and batting controls are more than the typical “press button to pitch/throw” games of the time. These days I do like a bit more behind-the-scenes management sim baseball games (which is why I like Out of the Park Baseball), but for an arcade-style game, this game is a really good one.
Seriously hope to have more than this next week. Sorry, folks. Go play baseball.