World Series Baseball '95
Reviewed by Dyson Turner
World Series Baseball was truly a great game, when it played
which was in fact after I have previously played PSX and N64
baseball games it still had great graphics and it held my
interest even though bigger and better baseball games were
already on the market. Sega really didn't do well with other
sports from the big four and a few disastrous baseball
titles like Tommy Lasourda baseball but this one was truly
better and it lead them in the right direction, which is a
very good thing. The graphics sound the fielding and
numerous options all lead up to a superb game.
Just fantastic for the year this came out. With failed
titles like NFL '95 floating around this game truly made up
for it. The field looked great and each one looked just like
the towns that they were in. Like Boston and its Green
Monster, Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium, Shea stadium all of
them look quite authentic size wise and what were in them.
The field it self looked great and so did the fans in the
stands when you cracked one out in the out field in a
stadium where the sun was beaming the players actually lost
sight of the ball which was just about as realistic as it got.
Some great authentic baseball music played this one. My
favorite would have to be the song that played during the
Classic Home Run Derby. It sounded like those old films I
seen of the home run derby's of the time. The other music in
the game played nicely too, and I have to give a big hand to
what Sega did with some of the music that was found in this
game. The sound FX were as authentic as the Genesis was
getting from the swing of the bat, the different sounds for
pop up fly's, sacrifice fly's, and all out homer runs. The
announcer was sparse but when he did say something it was
usually worth hearing like "Over the Green Monster" and he
called each strike or ball. Unlike today's baseball
announcer who constantly ran their mouths about nothing.
Game Play 10/10
This game is for 1 to 4 players. Besides regular season and
exhibition you have other modes as well, like Home Run Derby
Classic Hone Run Derby, and All Star Games. You also have
Draft and Team Trades, Team trades could be as lop sided as
you wanted them to be which is a good thing, you can only
play as regulation players no great from the All Time All
Star Teams. The regular season mode provided the most
challenge because you can play quarter, medium, or full
season, and a career season, which you have to play series
and not just 1 team at a time. This game sported both the
MLB and The MLBPA license, real names players the whole 9.
You even get realistic looking players like The Big Unit,
Big Mac, Sosa, Griffey, Mike P, and plenty of other great to
make your all-star team and blow away the competition. The
all-star games were fun as well, you had all the greats as
well like Babe Ruth, Lou Gherig, Jackie Robinson, Willie
Mays, and almost any other great you can think of. Its fun
putting these guys against the big home run hitters who is
always a lot of fun. The difficulty is adjustable, and there
is battery back up to save your game.
World Series Baseball '95 is an immensely fun game that is
great in every category. This one will keep your interest
for weeks to come, and it is always fun to play when friends
are over whether it is a home run derby or regular game.
With the realistic fields the game has never been this good
on Genesis and it blew me away, this is way better than
those Griffey games for SNES. If you love baseball and want
a good one for your Genesis look no further than World Series '95.