World Series Baseball '95 (Game Gear)

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For the Sega Mega Drive version, see World Series Baseball '95 (Mega Drive).

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World Series Baseball '95
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Major League Baseball Properties, Major League Baseball Players Association
Peripherals supported: Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
US
2537
Videogame Rating Council: GA

World Series Baseball '95 is a Sega Game Gear baseball game and is part of Sega's World Series Baseball franchise. It is a localized version of Tatakae! Pro Yakyuu Twin League and the successor to World Series Baseball.

The game contains all of the players and teams from the 1994 season, though, because of the players' union strike, the season was truncated and the World Series was canceled that year.

Gameplay

The game retains the gameplay and features of the preceding entry, but it adds a new center field view for pitching and batting and updates the roster to the then latest season, including the division realignment (with each league having three divisions). Players can choose from any of the 28 teams from the 1994 MLB season, plus the American League All-Stars and National League All-Stars ("dream teams" consisting of the best players from each league) and up to two custom teams created by the player. The game has the following modes:

  • Exhibition Mode: An exhibition mode, for playing a single game against the computer. The player selects a team to play as well as a team to play against (which can be the same team).
  • Versus Mode: The two-player mode, allowing two players to play a game against each other over a Gear-to-Gear Cable. Player one decides the length of the game, the stadium, who bats first, and whether to allow designated hitters.
  • Pennant Mode: Plays a season of 32, 84, 123, or a full 162 games against computer-controlled teams. The game cartridge stores the player's progress so it can be continued at any time.
  • Team Edit: Allows the player to create up to two custom teams composed of any of the players from any of the teams in the game. The teams are stored on the cartridge and can be played in Exhibition Mode.
  • Player Data: View the statistics for any of the 700 players in the game.

Before each game, players can choose a pitcher and create a batting line-up by ordering the starting members or swapping reserve players. Players can toggle auto-fielding or voice samples, select the length of the game (from 3, 5, 7, or a full 9 innings), and choose between two views (Back for a view from behind home base and Center for a view from behind the pitcher's mound). In Exhibition Mode, players additionally can toggle designated hitters and whether to play as the home or visiting team (home bats last). Finally, players have a choice between two domes and two outdoor parks.

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Defense
When pitching, use Left and Right to position the pitcher on the mound. Throw the ball with 2; use Left and Right for a breaking ball, Up to throw a change-up (slow pitch), or Down to throw a fastball. Faster pitches are harder for the batter to hit but more likely to travel farther or potentially result in a home run. The batter is eliminated when three strikes are thrown; the batter gets a free base if the pitcher throws four balls or hits the batter.

Pitchers have a stamina gauge. Fastballs and curve balls wear out pitchers faster. When a pitcher is low on stamina, the ball becomes harder to control. The player can pause the game with  START  and press 1 to change the view or 2 to substitute a relief pitcher.

When fielding, the D-Pad controls all of the fielders simultaneously (with the camera focused on the one closest to the ball). The player can have the nearest fielder jump by pressing 2 or dive by pressing 2 while holding a direction. Once the ball is in possession, throw it to base by pressing 2 while holding a direction corresponding to the base (Right for first, Up for second, Left for third, or Down for home) or press 2 by itself to throw to first base.

If auto-fielding is enabled, the computer controls the player's outfielders automatically, but the player can take control at any point by pressing the D-Pad.

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Offense
When hitting, the D-Pad positions the batter in the batter's box. Swing with 2; the batter stops the swinging motion when the button is released. Square up a bunt by holding 1+2; the batter can be moved around while holding the bunt. The player can instruct a baserunner to lead-off by holding a direction corresponding to a base (Right for first, Up for second, Left for third, or Down for home) and pressing 1 or steal a base by holding a direction and also holding 1.

The player can pause the game with  START  and press 1 to change the view or 2 to substitute a pinch hitter.

Teams

League Division Team
American Western Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners
California Angels
Oakland Athletics
Central Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
Milwaukee Brewers
Eastern Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
National Western San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies
San Diego Padres
Central Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds
Eastern Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos
Philadelphia Phillies
Florida Marlins
New York Mets

Magazine articles

Main article: World Series Baseball '95 (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Next Generation (US) #5: "May 1995" (1995-04-18)
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Physical scans

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World Series Baseball '95 (Game Gear)

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
World Series Baseball '95 GG US Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 578a8a38
MD5 e7eabbfc7a1f1339c4720249aea92a32
SHA-1 66d31ed6bb6dfedd769bf5e6c5dcbf899f2f2c8c
512kB Cartridge (US) 128B backup
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-06-29 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-09 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-19 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-22 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-28 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-07-29 Page
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-08-02 Page

References


World Series Baseball '95 (Game Gear)

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Main page | Magazine articles | Reception


Sega Game Gear
Prototypes: 1994-06-29 | 07-09 | 07-19 | 07-22 | 07-28 | 07-29 | 08-02



Games in the World Series Baseball Series
Sega Mega Drive
World Series Baseball (1994) | World Series Baseball '95 (1995) | World Series Baseball '96 (1996) | World Series Baseball 98 (1997)
Sega Game Gear
World Series Baseball (1993) | World Series Baseball '95 (1994) | Nomo's World Series Baseball (1995)
Sega 32X
World Series Baseball Starring Deion Sanders (1995)
Sega Saturn
World Series Baseball (1995) | World Series Baseball II (1996) | World Series Baseball 98 (1997)
Windows PC
World Series Baseball '96 (1996)
Arcade
World Series 99 (1999) | World Series Baseball (2001)
Sega Dreamcast
World Series Baseball 2K1 (2000) | World Series Baseball 2K2 (2001)
Xbox
World Series Baseball (2002) | World Series Baseball 2K3 (2003)
World Series Baseball related media
Book
Prima's Official Strategy Guide: World Series Baseball 2K1 (2000)