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World Series Baseball '98 technical data

Name World Series Baseball '98
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1997
Developer BlueSky Software
Genre Sports

World Series Baseball '98 is a sports game developed by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive console. The game was released in 1998, and is a sequel to the earlier World Series Baseball games, which were developed for the Genesis/Mega Drive console.

The game features three modes of play: Exhibition, Season Play and Playoffs. In Exhibition mode, players can choose from 16 teams to compete against one another in a single game. In Season Play mode, players can choose from any of the sixteen teams and compete against all other teams in a full season of 162 games. Finally, in Playoffs mode, players can take their team through a full playoff series with up to seven games.

The game features realistic 3D graphics and animation that accurately represent real-life baseball stadiums, along with detailed player models and motion-captured animations that bring the action to life onscreen. Additionally, the game includes an extensive soundtrack featuring music composed by Tommy Tallarico that adds an extra layer of realism to the experience.

Gameplay wise, World Series Baseball '98 offers a variety of options and control schemes that allow players to customize their playing experience. Players can choose between playing with either manual or automatic fielding controls as well as choosing between different pitching styles such as fastballs or curvesballs. Furthermore, players have access to an extensive array of offensive strategies such as bunting or stealing bases during gameplay.

In terms of presentation, World Series Baseball '98 features commentary from announcers Bob Costas and Al Michaels who provide play-by-play analysis throughout each game adding yet another level of realism to the experience. Additionally, players can also opt for instant replays after certain plays throughout each match which allows them to review specific moments from a different angle if they wish.

Overall, World Series Baseball '98 is an excellent sports title for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive platform that offers realistic graphics and animations along with deep gameplay mechanics that will keep baseball fans entertained for hours on end. The fact that it has both single player and multiplayer support makes it even better as it allows friends to experience all the thrills of professional baseball competition together without having to leave their homes!

Genesis - Mega Drive Sports games