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Tony La Russa Baseball technical data

Name Tony La Russa Baseball
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1993
Developer Beyond - Challenging Software
Genre Sports

Tony La Russa Baseball is a video game developed by Stormfront Studios and published by Electronic Arts for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in 1995. It was one of the first baseball games to feature Major League Baseball players and teams, and is also notable for being the first console game to feature an official MLB license. The game was licensed by both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, allowing it to use real team names, logos, and player stats from the 1994 season.

The gameplay of Tony La Russa Baseball consists of a mixture of simulation-style baseball with arcade-style elements. The player can choose from one of the 26 MLB teams from 1994 or create their own custom team. Once chosen, they are able to play a full 162-game season, as well as exhibition games against either computer opponents or against other players via two-player link cable. The game also features an All-Star Game which pits American League stars against National League stars based on their performance during the regular season.

The pitching mechanics in Tony La Russa Baseball are quite detailed, allowing players to choose between fastballs, curveballs, sliders, changeups and knuckleballs while also controlling pitch speed and location. On defense the player has control over fielding positioning as well as individual fielder's throws when attempting to make double plays or turn home runs into outs. Batting is done using either a 3-button or 6-button controller configuration depending on what type of controller you have plugged in; regardless of which configuration you use you can still adjust batting stances and swing power in addition to timing your swings for maximum accuracy.

Tony La Russa Baseball features several options that can be adjusted before each game starts such as weather conditions (including wind speed) along with day/night settings that affect visibility on night games. There are also options for turning off errors and home run limits so that each game can be tailored for maximum enjoyment for all skill levels. Finally there's a 'Hot Streak' mode which allows up to four players to compete in an extended mini-season with scores tracked through each inning; this mode provides an additional challenge outside of regular seasons or exhibition games.

Overall Tony La Russa Baseball is considered one of the best baseball video games ever made due its combination of simulation elements with arcade elements that make it accessible even for casual gamers while still providing enough depth to satisfy hardcore fans of America's pastime. Its official MLB license makes it stand out amongst other titles at the time and its longevity proves just how good this classic title really is!

Genesis - Mega Drive Sports games