World Series Baseball II

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World Series Baseball II
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1 track)
Peripherals supported: Saturn Backup Memory
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9120
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$59.9959.99[4] 81113
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81113-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
DM 99.9599.95[7] MK81113-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[6] MK81113-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: G

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World Series Baseball II (ワールドシリーズベースボールⅡ) is a Sega Saturn baseball game developed and published by Sega. An entry in the titular World Series Baseball series of baseball titles, the game was first released in the United States in August 1996, and was later brought to Japan, Europe, and and Australia in the following months.

The game is a sequel to the 1995 Sega Saturn baseball title World Series Baseball.

Production credits

Cyber Soundlogo mark (©Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1996)
Source:
US manual[8]


Cybersound
(C)Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1995, 1996
Source:
In-game credits(JP)

Magazine articles

Main article: World Series Baseball II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

WSBII Saturn US PrintAdvert 2.jpg
US print advert
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UK newspaper print advert
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #86: "September 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-18: "1996-18 (1996-10-25)" (1996-10-11)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-19: "1996-19 (1996-11-08)" (1996-10-25)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR) PAL
80
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[6]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
60
[12]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
60
[13]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[14]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
85
[15]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
88
[16]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
73
[17]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
83
[18]
Player One (FR)
70
[19]
Saturn+ (UK) NTSC-U
88
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
81
[21]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
87
[22]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
57
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
82
[24]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
86
[25]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
86
[26]
Ultra Game Players (US) NTSC-U
92
[27]
Sega Saturn
78
Based on
18 reviews

World Series Baseball II

Saturn, JP
WSBII Saturn JP Box Back.jpgWSBII Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
WorldSeriesBaseball2 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
WSBII Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
WSBII Saturn US Box Back.jpgWSBII Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Wsbii sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
WSBII Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
WSBII Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
247,411,584 CD-ROM (EU) MK81113-50 V1.003
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
247,383,360 1996-09-19 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9120 V1.008
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
307,502,832 CD-ROM (US) 81113 V1.001

References

  1. File:WSBII Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-30 22:53)
  3. http://www.sega-saturn.com/saturn/other/august-n.htm (Wayback Machine: 2016-05-12 16:03)
  4. Press release: 1996-05-16: ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF SEGA SPORTS VIDEOGAMES EXPANDS THE PROVEN TOP-SELLING FRANCHISE
  5. File:DailyMirror UK 1996-10-10 45.png
  6. 6.0 6.1 Computer & Video Games, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-11-xx), page 90
  7. Sega Magazin, "November 1996" (DE; 1996-10-09), page 71
  8. File:Wsbii sat us manual.pdf, page 44
  9. Next Generation, "October 1996" (US; 1996-09-17), page 115
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 167
  11. CD Consoles, "Janvier 1997" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 116
  12. Famitsu, "1996-11-01" (JP; 1996-10-18), page 1
  13. Fun Generation, "12/96" (DE; 1996-11-13), page 99
  14. GamePro, "November 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 145
  15. MAN!AC, "11/96" (DE; 1996-10-09), page 85
  16. Mega Force, "Novembre/Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-1x-xx), page 70
  17. Mega Fun, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-18), page 66
  18. Mean Machines Sega, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-04), page 72
  19. Player One, "Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 136
  20. Saturn+, "Issue 4" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 31
  21. Sega Power, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 58
  22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-17), page 68
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-18 (1996-10-25)" (JP; 1996-10-11), page 225
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 12
  25. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Two" (UK; 1996-09-30), page 60
  26. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 67
  27. Ultra Game Players, "November 1996" (US; 1996-10-08), page 129


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)