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Super League (Mega Drive)

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Super League/Tommy Lasorda Baseball
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-Tech
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,800 G-4006
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.99[1] 1200
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
$29.95[2] 1200C
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[3] 1200
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1200
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1200
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1200
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?




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Super League (スーパーリーグ) is a 1989 baseball game by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive. When released in the US, it was renamed Tommy Lasorda Baseball.

Gameplay

Teams

No versions of Super League carry official licenses from baseball organisations, however both the Japanese and Western versions use teams "inspired" by their real life counterparts. Likewise, all player names are fictional.

Western versions

In the West, teams are inspired by those which competeted in the 1989 Major League Baseball season.

U.S. League East Division
Team Based on
DET Detroit Tigers
TOR Toronto Blue Jays
MIL Milwaukee Brewers
NY New York Yankees
BOS Boston Red Sox
BAL Baltimore Oriols
CLE Cleveland Indians
U.S. League West Division
Game Name Real Team
MIN Minnesota Twins
KC Kansas City Royals
OAK Oakland Athletics
SEA Seattle Mariners
CHI Chicago White Sox
CAL California Angels
TEX Texas Rangers
World League East Division
Team Based on
StL Saint Louise Cardinals
NY New York Mets
MON Montreal Expos
PHI Philadelphia Phillies
PIT Pittsburg Pirates
CHI Chicago Cubs
World League West Division
Team Based on
SF San Francisco Giants
CIN Cincinnati Reds
HOU Houston Astros
LA Los Angeles Dodgers
ATL Atlanta Braves
SD San Diego Padres

Japanese version

In Japan, Super League is inspired by the teams of the 1989 Nippon Professional Baseball season.

Central Division
Team Based on
Dracons Chunichi Dragons
Gaints Yomiuri Giants
Carves Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Sallows Yakult Swallows
Whoels Yokohama Taigo Whales
Tiders Hanshin Tigers
Pacific Division
Team Based on
Leopons Seibu Lions
Buffals Kintetsu Buffaloes
Figers Nippon-Ham Fighters
Brives Orix Braves
Hawkas Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Orvons Lotte Orions

Controls

  • Hitting: Use the D-pad to move around, A to do a touch, and C to swing.
  • Steal Base: If you have a player in other base, while you wait to the pitcher to throw you can point towards next base. If you are in base 1 you can start press B + Up and you will see your player from 1st base approaching carefully to 2nd base. If you do this when the pitcher starts the pitch you probably stole that base.
  • Running: Use D-pad to point to base base the player will move: Right 1st Base, Up 2nd Base, Left 3rd Base, Down 4rd Base. When a player arrive to a base you need to press B + next base direction to make him move to next base. If you want to return into a base press C + previous base direction.
  • Pitching: Use Left and Right to move around and C to pitch.
  • Pitching Styles: To throw a Curve after C for pitch press Right. To throw a Slider after C press Left. To throw a Change-Up after C press Up. To throw a Slow Slider after C press Up and then Left. To throw a Slow Curve after C press Up and then Right.
  • Defense Pitching: When you are the pitcher you can try to eliminate other players are occuping bases. Press B and then if you want to throw to a base C + direction of the base. If you want to eliminate by tag a player press B + irection of the base if going that player.
  • Field: Use D-pad to move the player. When you catch the ball you can throw to a base pressing C + direction of base, or you can try to eliminate by tag using B + direction base

Production credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Super League (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US)

#11: "June 1990" (1990-xx-xx)


also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #12: "July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[4]
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PDF
Print advert in Sega Visions (US)

#1: "June/July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)


also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #13: "August 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[5]
  • GamePro (US) #12: "July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[6]
  • VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) #18: "July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[7]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №1990-02, p70[8]
62 №, p85[9]
80 №4, p36[10]
86 №114, p76[11]
70 №13, p115
48 №5, p94
80 №1, p80[12]
81 №6, p53[3]
65 №17, p20/21
60 №23, p54
86 №6, p30[13]
82 №18, p68
Sega Mega Drive
72
Based on
12 reviews

Mega Drive, US
SuperLeague MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
SuperLeague MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
SuperLeague MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
SuperLeague MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
SuperLeague MD JP CartTop.jpg
SuperLeague MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Super League MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
SuperLeague MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Mega Drive, CA

References


Games in the Super League Series
Super League (System 16) (1987) | Super League (Mega Drive) (1989) | Clutch Hitter (1991) | Pro Yakyuu Super League '91 (1991) | Sports Talk Baseball (1992) | Pro Yakyuu Super League CD (1992) | Egawa Suguru no Super League CD (1993)