Super League (Mega Drive)

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

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,8005,800 G-4006
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9959.99[1] 1200
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
$29.9529.95[2] 1200C
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1200
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?


















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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

Source: Sega TV Game Genga Gallery[5]


Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

page=116

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #0: "Extra issue of Beep!" (1989-04-27)

page=77

Print advert in GamePro (US) #11: "June 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:

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Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

page=27

Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #1: "June/July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
75
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[11]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
80
[12]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
80
[13]
Console XS (UK) PAL
82
[14]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
86
[15]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[16]
Joystick (FR)
70
[17]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
48
[18]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
73
[19]
MegaTech (UK)
80
[20]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
80
[21]
Raze (UK) PAL
81
[3]
Score (CZ)
71
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
65
[23]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[24]
Sega Pro (UK)
86
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[26]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
62
[27]
Sega Mega Drive
73
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19 reviews
Mega Drive, US
SuperLeague MD US Box.jpg
Cover
TLB MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Tommy Lasorda Baseball MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
SuperLeague MD US Box Classic.jpg
Cover
TLB MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Tommy Lasorda Baseball MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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, AU

Mega Drive, BR
SuperLeague MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Mega Drive, CA

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1989-04-30 Page

References

  1. GamePro, "February 1990" (US; 19xx-xx-xx), page 51
  2. Sega Visions, "August/September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 20
  3. 3.0 3.1 Raze, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-02-28), page 53
  4. Sega Power, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-07), page 21
  5. File:Sega TV Game Genga Gallery.pdf, page 128
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 9
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 7
  8. GamePro, "July 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 61
  9. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "July 1990" (US; 1990-0x-xx), page 59
  10. Aktueller Software Markt, "Januar 1990" (DE; 1989-1x-xx), page 58
  11. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 72
  12. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 36
  13. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 49
  14. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 134
  15. Computer & Video Games, "May 1991" (UK; 1991-04-14), page 76
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1989" (US; 1989-xx-xx), page 13
  17. Joystick, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 115
  18. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 94
  19. Mega Drive Fan, "November 1989" (JP; 1989-10-07), page 49
  20. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 80
  21. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 142
  22. Score, "Srpen 1994" (CZ; 1994-08-01), page 58
  23. Sega Power, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-03-07), page 20
  24. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  25. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 30
  26. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87


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