||(DOS) (Jewel Case) (007739)
Also Note: All Star Sports
5 stars from CD-ROM Today
86% from PC Gamer
3 1/2 stars from Computer Gaming World
The all-time best-selling simulation of baseball just got
better! With an all-new "closest-to-the-plate" camera view. You're twice as
close to the action, with the largest strike zone in the game! See ever stitch
and seam in ever hopping fastball and hanging curve. Watch the ball "work"
through the strike zone-- then send it downtown!
Now, for the first time, the best in baseball gameplay meets
the most complete "stats construction set" -- instantly putting every stat and
rating under the sun at your fingertips. Create an unlimited number of custom
stats displays for the ultimate in managerial thrill!
Full 40-man roster capability.
Over 800 1995 MLBPA players and lineups
10 skill levels
Head-to-head modem play
Home run derby
Minors, free agents, trading, active and disabled
Bonus Fantasy "Legends" League
12 all-time great teams from history
12 beautifully-rendered old-time stadiums
Old-time player stats and photos
Al Michaels calls the play-by-play
Requirements: IBM 486 + 100% compatibles, 33 Mhz, 8 MB RAM,
2x CD-ROM, 18 MB hard disk space, VESA compatible SVGA card capable of 640x400
, 640x480 in 256 colors, all major soundcards.
CD-ROM Today, April 1996
"In its mechanics and fine control of game parameters,
Hardball 5 is similar to Stormfront's Tony LaRussa Baseball 3. But Hardball has
a more natural feel when hitting, pitching, and fielding, as well as the
smoothest, most lifelike animation and graphics of any baseball game on the
market. Like its predecessors, it carries the MLBPA license, and statistics are
complete through the '95 season."
"Nearly every detail of play can be adjusted to your liking.
In fact, Hardball 5 is the front-runner for arcade-action fans. I've never seen
a baseball sim so intuitive; I was up and playing instantly."
Computer Gaming World, January 1996
"MindSpan (the designer) has created a cartoon-like baseball
world with SVGA graphics that surpass any other game on the market. The detail
in the pitching interface far surpasses any other game on the market, and
should serve as a model for any game developer."
"It has a lot going in its favor. Smooth animation, great
graphics and a comfortable, albeit out of perspective, playing field. Popular
sports-caster Al Michaels is the featured announcer, and delivers solid
play-by-play commentary. And the pitching interface is simply beautiful."
"One nice improvement is that this version offers a much
improved interface for presenting statistics - one that can be customized to
feature the stats most interesting to you."
© 1993-2000 CDAccess.com, Inc.