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Game #2377
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Hardball II    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Sport   Baseball

Rating: 8.75 (8 votes)

Hardball II box cover

Hardball II screenshot
Sequel to Accolade's breakthrough Hardball baseball game, and first PC version in the long-running series that ended with Hardball VI. Unlike the later games which were designed by MindSpan, this one was developed by Distinctive Software. In terms of gameplay, it's very similar to the better-known sequel HardBall III -- but, of course, worse in terms of graphics and sounds. The game sports many new features over Hardball, including better graphics and animation and authentic major league ballparks. Overall, one of the best arcade-oriented baseball games at the time. Not as realistic as EA's acclaimed Earl Weaver Baseball, but casual fans who prefer fluid animation and action over statistics will have a lot of fun with Hardball II. Thumbs up!

Note: This game does not work on my Pentium II and even crashes at times on my old IBM PS/2, so be wary if you want to try this oldie out :)

Reviewed by: Rob

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Distinctive Software
Publisher: Accolade
Year: 1989
Software Copyright: Accolade
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Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Hardball III, Earl Weaver Baseball 2, Bo Jackson Baseball

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