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    Default Super NES Home Run Derby

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_9HiPUVtco

    part 3 of my youtube baseball video game series



    the super nes offered a wide variety of baseball games. the early years featured several cartoonish imports like nolan ryans baseball, extra innings, and the spiritual successor to the original NES RBI Baseball, Super Batter Up.

    though i enjoy a good game of 'cartoon' baseball, most of these games were big whiffs

    there were a few games that were direct carbon copies of their sega genesis cousins. ESPN Baseball Tonight, Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseall, and Cal Ripken Jr Baseball are examples of these. It goes without saying, these games were generic to the core. though it may be surprising to some, the animation on big hurt baseball was inferior to its genesis counterpart

    then you had the baseball games that inexplicably incorporated mode 7. games like relief pitcher, tecmo super baseball, and super bases loaded 2 were ugly to look at, and didnt play much better. (though tecmo super baseball has an incredible home run trot)

    for my money, the best games were super bases loaded and ken griffey jr presents major league baseball.

    tell me what you think about the video and the games

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    griffey jr baseball all the way. when it came out my friend and i named every player in the game correctly, if only that save battery had held a charge forever...
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    Wow, I forgot how many lousy SNES baseball games there were. Another great vid, but I'm going to have to disagree with you here:

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbid View Post
    for my money, the best games were super bases loaded
    The SBL series was almost unplayable, especially the first one. I had more fun with the cartoony games, like Extra Innings.

    Haha, what the hell were you doing to the Pirates in Clemens MVP Baseball? 46-0 in the first inning? I'm telling Rogmeister!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryborg View Post
    Wow, I forgot how many lousy SNES baseball games there were. Another great vid, but I'm going to have to disagree with you here:



    The SBL series was almost unplayable, especially the first one. I had more fun with the cartoony games, like Extra Innings.

    Haha, what the hell were you doing to the Pirates in Clemens MVP Baseball? 46-0 in the first inning? I'm telling Rogmeister!


    maybe its nostalgia clouding my vision a bit, i finished the game back in the day. i felt it played pretty much like the original bases loaded in the hitting and pitching departments. the defense was weird with the outfield perspective, but the diving and jumping were fantastic. and if you couldnt tell, i loved the music from the game


    and yeah... hitting a homerun in roger clemens was tougher than i imagined :\

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    Cool video. I'll never understand why some developers thought it was a good idea to make the outfield view upside down. To me, those games are unplayable.

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    Great video.

    I'll Take Griffey Jr MLB, Super Bases Loaded, Griffey Winning Run, and Extra Innings.
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    I fail to understand why I can't get this video to load.

    Looking forward to watching it eventually though. I love this series.
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    I love that cool effect during the Tecmo Super Baseball HR. Very nice vid.
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    It'll never get any better than Ken Griffey Jr. Presents MLB. Great vid! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterb23 View Post
    I fail to understand why I can't get this video to load.

    Looking forward to watching it eventually though. I love this series.


    if you cant get it on youtube, i also posted it at screwattack

    http://screwattack.com/videos/Super-NES-Home-Run-Derby

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    I finally got it to come up on youtube, must have been something funky going on. Awesome stuff.

    I can't agree with people on Ken Griffey Jr.s game being so awesome. Maybe it's just because the computer cheated me out of a No-Hitter, then a 26-0 win in one fell swoop.
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    Original Ken Griffey hands down.

    Best baseball game EVER.

    If anyone is curious, I wrote a review on Griffey on my website listed in my signature. It's a great game in which I still pop in now and again to this day.

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    with all the love ken griffey baseball seems to get, its surprising nobody has given the game the tecmo super bowl/rbi baseball treatment and hacked the rom to reflect modern players.

    i dont have the slightest clue about hacking roms, but it seems simply changing names, stats and maybe a few player graphics wouldnt be that difficult.

    though we are talking about a first party nintendo title... nevermind

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbid View Post
    with all the love ken griffey baseball seems to get, its surprising nobody has given the game the tecmo super bowl/rbi baseball treatment and hacked the rom to reflect modern players.
    Now THIS is something I could get behind! I might be talking out of my ass here, but I think I read a while back that some SNES ROMs are much harder to hack than others, which might explain why no one's done this (no one has done this, right?).
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