World Series Baseball (video game)

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This article is about the specific Sega Genesis game. For other uses, see World Series Baseball (disambiguation).
World Series Baseball
World Series Baseball
Cover art
Developer(s) Blue Sky Software
Publisher(s) Sega
Producer(s) Wayne Townsend[1]
Designer(s) Chuck Osieja
Dana Christianson
Platform(s) Genesis
Release date(s) 1994
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Distribution 8-megabit cartridge

Sega Sports' World Series Baseball, or simply World Series Baseball, is a sports game developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Genesis/Mega Drive. It is the first game in the series and was originally released in 1994. A version for the Sega 32X, World Series Baseball starring Deion Sanders, would follow in 1995.

The game was a major advancement in Sega Genesis baseball games in that it included licensed players and teams, and relatively accurate gameplay.

The series concluded with World Series Baseball 2K2 on the Xbox. After that, Sega contracted with 2K Games to take over their sports game contracts and the line continued as the Major League Baseball 2K franchise.

Reception[edit]

GamePro gave the Genesis version a rave review, calling it "arguably the best baseball cart ever." They praised the use of real life teams, players, and stadiums, the accurate graphical recreation of the stadiums, the catcher's-eye view of the action, and the generally impressive graphics.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Series Baseball at MobyGames
  2. ^ "Sega Sports' World Series Champ!". GamePro (58) (IDG). May 1994. pp. 106–107.