World Series Baseball (Mega Drive)

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World Series Baseball
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Major League Baseball Properties, Major League Baseball Players Association
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9959.99[2] 1222
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046120

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World Series Baseball is a 1994 baseball game by Sega and BlueSky Software released for the Sega Mega Drive in the US. It was followed by World Series Baseball '95.

A World Series Baseball game, most likely a port of this version, was once planned for release on the Sega Mega-CD[3][4]. This version would have had a "3D field view" and was originally set for release in October 1993[5].

Gameplay

In addition to having a regular exhibition mode as in other baseball games, this game has several other modes:

  • Home Run Derby: up to eight players choose a batter from the team of their choice and has 10 attempts to hit as many home runs as possible (a missed attempt is either three strikes or a hit that isn't a home run)
  • Batting Practice (self-explanatory)

Furthermore, other than using the bog-standard control methods of earlier baseball games, World Series Baseball introduces three different levels of control for the batter and pitcher: Rookie (automatic targeting) and Veteran and All-Star (where instead of physically moving around you move a target around to show where to bat/pitch).

Production credits

A Bluesky Production in Segavision
Speech System Development: Western Technologies
  • Sportstalk: Alan Maynard (Allen Maynard), Joe Shands, Fletcher Beasley
  • Speech Programmer: Alan Maynard
  • Sound Effects, Speech Compression Technology, Electronic Speech Systems: Fletcher Beasley
Credits (cont.)
  • Batting Grids and Pitching Charts: Baseball Analysis and Reporting System [BARS]
  • Career Player Statistics: The Baseball Workshop
  • Music: Sam Powell
  • Lead Tester: Vincent Nason
  • Testers: Todd Morgan, Stephen Bourdet, Jerry DeYoung, John Amirkhan, Michael Baldwin, Greg Becksted, Dusty Bedford, Michael Bench, Daniel Caraballo, Glen A. Cureton, Chris Cutliff, Daniel P. Dunn, Mark Fabela, Eric Fong, Richard Gangwish, Lawrence Gibson, Roman Greco, Rick Greer, Randall Hauser, Tracy Johnson, Darin Johnston, Dan Jung, Jeff Junio, Kevin Labounty, Jeffrey L. Loney, Michael Madden, Julio Martinez, Lancelot Nelson, Mike Palser, Christopher Pepper, Kevin Seiter, Timothy Spengler, Siegfried Stangenberg, Mark Subotnick, Terry Thomas, Conan Tigard, Matt Underwood, Gregg Vogt, Paul Walker, Greg Watkins (Gregg Watkins), Christine Watson, Richard Wong (Rich Wong)
  • Marketing: Doug Rebert, Kelly Ryan
  • Manual: Mike Yoffie
  • Special Thanks to: Ronald Thompson, George Kiss, Jennifer Cleary (Jennifer Cleary-Haney), Trevor Bostelaar, Jason Weesner, Michael McMahon, Chris Gill, Jason Gill, W. T. Safooa, Joe Miller, Jeff Moses, Gary Gillette, Lori Niwa, Stephen Patterson, George Degolian, Norman Wood
Source:
Instruction manual[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: World Series Baseball (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in SuperGamePower (BR) #7: "Outubro 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[7]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
100
[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
72
[9]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
90
[2]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[10]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
80
[11]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[12]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
100
[13]
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
8 reviews

World Series Baseball (Mega Drive)

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
World Series Baseball MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-05-27 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-03-04 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-02-18 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-01-16 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-01-06 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1994-01-03 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1993-12-29 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1993-12-26 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1993-12-22 Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1993-10-01 Page

References


World Series Baseball (Mega Drive)

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Main page | Magazine articles | Reception | Region coding


Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1993-10-01 | 12-22 | 12-26 | 12-29 | 1994-01-03 | 01-06 | 01-16 | 02-18 | 03-04 | 05-27
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)