Perhaps the most obscure Dynamix game ever, Pete Rose Pennant Fever is a ground-breaking baseball simulation that sets the stage for the likes of EA’s Earl Weaver Baseball series.
Endorsed by the Cincinnati Reds’ famous player and manager Pete Rose, the innovations in Pete Rose Pennant Fever are numerous. Among other things, it was the first baseball game to feature excellent digitized sounds from the PC speakers (using a technique similar to Access’ “RealSound” technology). The graphics are also outstanding for its time, with very fluid player movements that pushed hardware limitations (remember, this was 1988). The game’s most important innovation is the career mode – baseball historians will recall that Pete Rose is the very FIRST baseball game to offer a full-fledged career mode, and in so doing, deservew mention as one of the first baseball simulations for the PC. The graphics may look dated today, and the gameplay may lose some of its luster compared to the superior Earl Weaver Baseball 2, but make no mistake: Pete Rose Pennant Fever is one of the true pioneers in the genre that deserve never to be forgotten. Two thumbs up, way up!Reviewed by: Underdogs