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Dynamite Slugger
  opened by paleface at 22:50:37 02/16/04  
  last modified by paleface at 23:36:17 02/21/04  
  paleface [sys=NGPC; cat=Sports; loc=JPN]
Nice-looking and -playing super-deformed baseball game. Both pitching and batting are pretty intuitive, even if the game is weighted decidely in the batter's favor (but you get to see the nifty home run sequence a lot).
Running and fielding, on the other hand, can be a pain. Your base-runners have no smarts at all and go on every hit. By the time you can tell if a hit is going to be caught, your runners are already pretty much at the next base and it's too late to call them back, so the AI gets an easy double-play. On the flip-side, when a shot is zipping upscreen into the outfield you can't tell where your outfielders are, and they're so slow relative to the ball that unless you've guessed right, the ball is going to be past them almost before you see them.
I guess in theory the bad fielding and batting would even out in versus play, but of course they don't bother the CPU team, and that's the only side against whom I've played. Still if you take a power hitting team you should do well enough and you can have an edit team with custom names and such.
  paleface 23:19:19 02/16/04
The game has a nice autosave feature where, if you power the system off in the middle of the game, you can turn it on and pick up right where you left off.

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