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Baseball NES Box Art.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo R&D1
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Release date(s) Japan December 7, 1983
United States of America October 18, 1985
Europe September 1, 1986
Genre(s) Sports

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Baseball is a sports game published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1983 that can be played in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ by interacting with the Baseball item.


Gameplay of Baseball

Each game begins with the first team pitching a ball to the other team, who is adjacent to the pitching player. The adjacent player, referred to as the "Batter", must swing their bat in order to strike the ball back. If successful, the pitching team will attempt to catch the ball, which denotes how many bases the batter can run to, gaining one point after running from three bases back to the home base. If the ball goes out of the park or reaches a certain distance, a Home Run occurs, and all players currently stationed on a base will automatically run to Home Base, gaining a substantial amount of points. Alternatively, if the batter fails to hit the ball, they will receive a strike, and if they gain three strikes, the batter is out of the game. When three batters are given outs, the teams switch roles, and the process repeats.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Main article: Item:Baseball (Animal Crossing)
The Baseball item

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Baseball furniture item can be obtained from Animal Island.


Since its release, Baseball has garnered mixed to positive reviews. IGN gave the game a 5.5 out of 10, noting that the game itself is "simulation", and while it is considered limited today, it was "robust" when first released, and also noted the game's emphasis on pitching controls but lack of fielding controls. However, its support of two-player gameplay as well as its "intact sense of fun" has given the game a redemption.[citation needed]

In a more critical review, GameSpot gave the game a 4.2 out of 10, criticizing its lack of fielding gameplay and statistical values.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Baseball on other wikis