Al Michaels Announces HardBall III

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Al Michaels Announces HardBall III
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Accolade
Developer:
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9959.99[1] ACLD012
Sega Mega Drive
EU
ACLD012
Sega Mega Drive
DE
ACLD012
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4][3] ACLD012
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)

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HardBall III is a baseball game for the Sega Mega Drive and a sequel (or update) to HardBall II (which skipped the console, although the original HardBall! was released for it).

It is thought the Mega Drive version was not originally officially licensed by Sega, but following the Sega v. Accolade court case, received a license during through production.

A rental version for the Nordic consumers was released, suggesting the game was probably released in Europe in small numbers.

Production credits

  • Programming: Mike Benna, Jeff Sember
  • Art: John Boechler
  • Music: Alistair Hirst
  • Producer: Pam Levins
  • Developed by: MindSpan
Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Al Michaels Announces HardBall III/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #44: "March 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in GamePro (US) #46: "May 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[8]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
72
[9]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
86
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
87
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
45
[12]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
83
[13]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[1]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
60
[14]
Joypad (FR) PAL
81
[15]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
89
[16]
Mega (UK) PAL
60
[17]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
89
[18]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
74
[19]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
69
[3]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
84
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
74
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
86
[22]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
82
[23]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
63
[24]
Sega Mega Drive
75
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Al Michaels Announces HardBall III

Mega Drive, US/EU
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Cover
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Cart
Hardball III MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a4f2f011
MD5 6263d2270f97cc7e16bb380f1af28c0f
SHA-1 88812ae494288fbf3dda86ccc69161ad960a2e3b
2MB 1993-02 Cartridge (US)

References


Al Michaels Announces HardBall III

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