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R.B.I. Baseball 4

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R.B.I. Baseball 4
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Tengen
Developer:
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,800 T-48063
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.95[1] 301036-0150
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM8081JG




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R.B.I. Baseball 4 or R.B.I. 4 Baseball (R.B.I.4.ベースボール) is a 1992 baseball game for the Sega Mega Drive by Tengen and the sequel to R.B.I. Baseball 3. It was followed by R.B.I. Baseball '93. For whatever reason, the Japanese version does not uses the NPB's teams.

A Sega Mega-CD version was announced[3], but cancelled for unknown reasons.

Gameplay

When batting, the D-pad moves around, A swings, and C changes pose. When pitching, Left and Right move and A pitches. If the ball is hit, the player can control their teammates as they try to get the batter out, with A passing the ball.

Production credits

  • Programmers: Michael Alexander, Doug Coward
  • Graphics: Greg Williams, Jose Erazo, Linnea Wigren
  • Sound: Brad Fuller, John Paul, Don Diekneite
  • Special Thanks: Michael Klug


Magazine articles

Main article: R.B.I. Baseball 4/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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JP flyer

GamePro US 037.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #37: "August 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Sega Visions (US) #9: "August/September 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[4]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[5]

SegaVisions US 10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #10: "November/December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[6]
  • Game Informer (US) #8: "January/February 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[7]
  • Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) #5: "February 1993" (1993-01-12)[8]
  • Sega Visions (US) #11: "February/March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[9]

BeepMD JP 1993-01.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
63 [10]
73 [11]
40 №1992-11, p47
87 [12]
83 [13]
69 №14
84 [14]
87 [15]
65 [16]
74 [17]
71 №38, p51
78 №14, p62/63
78 №18, p67
89 [18]
Sega Mega Drive
74
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
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Poster
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
Mega Drive, KR

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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 fecf9b94
MD5 ea128e0d71ee2884fbdb0d24bb30e51f
SHA-1 37aaac7eda046968f4bff766566ca15b473f9060
1MB 1992-06 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 f7420278
MD5 78d0e912e8f259bc0c3d4ac3d7857ec0
SHA-1 d999e11813dca4fe0ac05f371ff7900806238a69
1MB 1991-08 Page

References