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HardBall!

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HardBall!
Publisher: Ballistic
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.95[1][2] ACLD003
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? ACLD003
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F ACLD003
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? ACLD003
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas ACLD003




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HardBall! is a baseball game for the Sega Mega Drive and the first in Accolade's HardBall series. The Mega Drive version was not officially licensed by Sega.

HardBall! was followed by HardBall II, which missed Sega's system, however further sequels, Al Michaels Announces HardBall III, HardBall '94 and HardBall '95 did see a release on the Mega Drive.

Magazine articles

Main article: HardBall!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #27: "October 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #30: "January 1992" (199x-xx-xx)[4]

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PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #29: "December 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

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PDF
Print advert in Game Players Sega Guide! (US) #0203: "Vol. 2, No. 3" (199x-xx-xx)

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PDF
Print advert in Joystick (FR) #18: "Juillet/Août 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

ConsolesPlus FR 002.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #2: "Octobre 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №24, p36/37[5]
70 №10
92 №19, p174
72 №5, p92
80 №9, p60-62[6]
75 №1, p78[7]
61 №21, p36
80 №23, p53
38 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
9 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
Mega Drive, US
(Video Game Classics)
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Cover
HardBall MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US
(Video Game Classics; Accolade cartridge)
HardBall MD US Box Back Classic.jpgNospine.pngHardBall MD US Box Front Classic.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bd1b9a04
MD5 93a1aa8830c0a5bc53716a3a61da1bed
SHA-1 42d42af36b4a69f0adb38aaa7fec32eb8c44c349
1MB 1991-04 Cartridge (US)

References