World Series Baseball '95

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This article is about the Sega Genesis and Game Gear game. For the 32X version under the same name, see World Series Baseball starring Deion Sanders.
World Series Baseball '95
World Series Baseball '95
North American cover art (Game Gear)
Developer(s) Sega[1]
Publisher(s) Sega[1]
Designer(s) Chuck Osieja
Jay Panek
Dana Christianson
Platform(s) Game Gear
Sega Genesis
32X
Release date(s) Game Gear: Sega Genesis:
Genre(s) Traditional baseball simulation[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer
Distribution Cartridge

World Series Baseball '95 is a traditional baseball simulation video game by Sega that allows players to put teams involved in the 1994 Major League Baseball season in either exhibition, regular season, or playoff mode.

Summary[edit]

This video game also permits the player to create two customized teams with their choice of their favorite players (no luxury taxes unlike the modern baseball games).[3] At the conclusion of the regular season there are awards given out for MVP, along with the Cy Young Award, the Triple Crown, amongst other awards that are dependent on regular season statistics. Also, players are selected to the All-Star Game purely based on statistics from the first half of the regular season. Unlocking a code allows a fictional team in exhibition mode.

In Japan, this game is sponsored by Hideo Nomo and is called Nomo's World Series Baseball in English and Nomo Hideo no World Series Baseball in Japanese.[3] The players are asked how many innings they want to play and if they need a designated hitter prior to starting the game among other options like an optional digitized voice (for all the umpire's decisions) and the way that the game is viewed (front or back).

Reception[edit]

GamePro applauded the Game Gear version for having "a ton of options that're usually seen only on 16-bit systems." They criticized the music and the limited vocabulary of the digitized voice, but nonetheless decreed it "one of the premiere sports games on the Game Gear."[4] They were similarly enthusiastic about the Genesis version, citing the added modes and improved graphics over the original World Series Baseball.[5] Electronic Gaming Monthly also gave the Genesis version a rave review, commenting that "The best baseball game of all time has been made better." Both their sports reviewers gave it a 9 out of 10.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Release information (Game Gear)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Release information (Sega Genesis)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Additional release information". IGN. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  4. ^ "World Series '95 Smacks a Grand Slam!". GamePro (64) (IDG). November 1994. p. 184. 
  5. ^ "World Series '95 Smacks One out of the Park". GamePro (IDG) (70): 94. May 1995. 
  6. ^ "World Series Baseball '95 (Genesis) by Sega". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis) (69): 108. April 1995.