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Batter Up (accessory)

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Fast facts on the Batter Up
Manufacturer: Sports Sciences
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
1995? $?  ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
199x R$?  ?



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The Batter Up controller is a special Sega Mega Drive peripheral designed with baseball games in mind. It was only released in North America and Brazil.

The Batter Up controller is shaped as a 24-inch bat surrounded by blue rubber foam. It responds to the user's movements, similar to the much later Wii remote. There are a number of buttons on the side of the controller meaning it can also function as a normal control pad. The controller is extremely rare and so little has been documented about it.

A similar peripheral was also released for the Super Nintendo.

Games Supported

The Batter Up controller is said to be compatible with "almost all" Mega Drive baseball games. This has yet to be confirmed, however the controller is known to work with World Series Baseball. The following is a list of Mega Drive baseball games that may be compatible:

It is assumed the unlicensed Shi Jie Zhi Bang Zheng Ba Zhan: World Pro Baseball 94 won't be compatible.

Promotional material

GamePro US 064.pdf

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GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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  • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[1]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[2]













  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[3]













  • Game Players (US) Vol. 8 No. 2 "February 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[4]

EGM US 070.pdf

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #70: "May 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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  • Game Players (US) Vol. 8 No. 7 "July 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[5]

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, BR

Third-Party control pads for the Sega Mega Drive

Others

  1. File:EGM2 US 05.pdf, page 177
  2. File:EGM US 065.pdf, page 257
  3. File:GamePro US 066.pdf, page 141
  4. File:GamePlayers US 0802.pdf, page 71
  5. File:GamePlayers US 0807.pdf, page 77