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HardBall!

Average Rating: 7.83/10
Video Game Rank: 2500
Amiga Rank: 84
Commodore 64 Rank: 36
SEGA Genesis Rank: 40
DOS Rank: 233
Macintosh Rank: 425
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 5
ZX Spectrum Rank: 15
Atari ST Rank: 32
Apple II Rank: 12
MSX Rank: 12
Amstrad CPC Rank: 11
Information
Primary Name
HardBall!
Alternate Names
Hard Ball
Platform
Genre
Theme
Series
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
2
Release Date
1985-00-00
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HardBall!
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US Genesis Edition
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
SEGA Genesis
Developer: Accolade, Inc.
Media: Cartridge
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Amiga Edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Amiga
Developer: Accolade, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
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Atari ST Edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Atari ST
Developer: Accolade, Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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DOS Edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
DOS
Developer: Accolade, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
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EU Commodore 64 Edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Commodore 64
Developer: Accolade, Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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JP MSX Edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
MSX
Developer: Accolade, Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
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HardBall!
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North American Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Macintosh
Developer: Accolade, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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UK ZX Spectrum Edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Advanced Games Entertainment
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Accolade, Inc., Choice
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: 
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HardBall!
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Amstrad Edition
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Accolade, Inc.
Media: 3" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: 
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Apple II Edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Accolade, Inc.
Apple II
Developer: Accolade, Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
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Description Edit | History

"Hardball! is the first in a series of popular baseball computer and video games published by Accolade. It was released for a variety of platforms between 1985 and 1991.

Gameplay
Play is controlled with a joystick or arrow keys and an action button. One of the four cardinal directions is used to choose the pitch, and again to aim it towards low, high, inside (towards batter), or outside (away from batter). The same directions are used to aim the swing when batting. When fielding after a hit, the defensive player closest to the ball will flash to show it is the one currently under control. The four directions are then used to throw to one of the four bases.

There are also managerial options available. The player has a selection of pitchers to choose from. Each team member has his own statistics that affect his performance, and can be rearranged as desired. Prior to Hardball!'s release, there were managerial baseball games available, such as Micro League Baseball but Hardball! was the first to integrate that aspect with the arcade control of the game action itself.

In later releases in the series, announcer Al Michaels would provide commentary.
"

Source: Wikipedia, "Hardball!_(video_game)," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 2500
Amiga Rank: 84
Commodore 64 Rank: 36
SEGA Genesis Rank: 40
DOS Rank: 233
Macintosh Rank: 425
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 5
ZX Spectrum Rank: 15
Atari ST Rank: 32
Apple II Rank: 12
MSX Rank: 12
Amstrad CPC Rank: 11
Num Ratings: 10
Average Rating: 7.83
Standard Deviation: 0.72
Num Views: 402
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 1
Users Owning: 9
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 6
Plays This Month: 0
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