All Star Baseball 99
Reviewed by Mitch Ozer
This game is by far the best sports game out on the Nintendo 64. All Star
Baseball has everything that you could want from a baseball game. You name it and
it has it. Well almost(no instant replay feature).All Star Baseball is a must buy.
Acclaim has improved by far over National Football League Quarterback Club 98.
Graphics 9.5 out of 10
These are very well the best graphics on any game of any system. The hi-rez graphics
make it so incredibly beautiful. When All Star Baseball's graphics are compared to those
of Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffy Jr., Griffy's game looks like Griffy's
game is at least a year older. Also when you are choosing your stadium, you can take
a tour of any of the 30 stadiums. The stadiums look exactly like the ones in real life.
Another thing that is so spectacular is the player animations. With batting only the
animations are outstanding.
There are over 100 different batting stances. They range from the standing stance
of Ken Griffy Jr. to the crouch of Mark McGwire to the open stance of Andres Galaragga.
In the field the player animations are incredible. Players dive, scale the wall to rob a
homerun and make running throws.
Music and Sound 7 out of 10
The music in All Star Baseball isn't all that impressive. There isn't even all that
much music in the game. The sound effects are another story. They are great. You
can hear the sound when the batter swings the bat or when the pitcher releases
the ball. The commentary by Micheal Kay and John Sterling is really neat. They call
all the plays exactly when they happen. Some of the comments get used way to much
though. One example is "That was the perfect pitch in that situation."
Game Challenge 7 out of 10
Since All Star Baseball is a sports game you can choose from three different
difficultly levels: Rookie, Veteren, and All Star. Once you get the controls down
the Rookie level is pretty simple. When you move on to the Veteren and All Star
levels, your yellow ball cursor gets smaller and more difficult to aim with so it is
harder to get a hit. Also the computer AI (artificial intelligence) gets harder.
Game Play-Fun 9 out of 10
In my opinion All Star Baseball is extremely fun. Other people might have different
opinions. I really enjoy games like this: pure simulation. People who like more arcade
style and fast-paced games might get bored of this game after a few innings. People
like that should try Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr., if they don't mind
blurry graphics and hitting homeruns on every pitch in the homerun derby. I think that
All Star Baseball is the most fun baseball game on any system.
There are a couple of things that are frustrating about All Star Baseball. The thing
that is most annoying is when they call a runner safe when he was out by a mile.
Same thing goes for when they call the runner out when he was safe by a mile. Another
thing is that in some copies of the game there are a lot of bugs. One example is the
pitching cursor freezing up in the middle of the game.
Replayability 9 out of 10
This game is really fun and will keep me busy for a long time. Since All Star Baseball
is a sports game and you can't really beat it there is no repetition. This game has a real
long replay value.
Game Value 8 out of 10
All Star Baseball is definitely worth the price. It would be nice if it was cheaper
but you should definitely buy this game.
Overall 9 out of 10
Buy this game. It's as simple as that. Everything is good about it. The graphics are
stunning, the animations are breath taking, the game play is great, and most of all
it's extremely fun.