2020 Super Baseball

David Yun David Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-02-29 19:58:46

2020 Super Baseball - Rank C


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ROM Filename: 2020bb and neogeo (required for all Neo Geo games)
Developer: SNK
Publisher: SNK
Date: 9/20/1991

2020 Super Baseball is a goofy, "futuristic" take on the sport of baseball, replete with robots and jetpacks. The stadium has been rejiggered with adjusted foul and home run zones, jump pads that launch fielders into the air, and so forth. Nevertheless, at its core, 2020 is instantly recognizable as a baseball game, and plays in a familiar fashion to its brethren. Aside from the "sci-fi" element, the hook is that you earn cash for playing well, and use that to upgrade your players.

The game has a number of design problems. For example, there's no infield fly rule, so it's easy to abuse this to get triple plays. Oversights like this prevent me from scoring the game higher, but I decided to give it an entry because I know many people cherish this baseball game. 2020 deserves a chance if you have someone to play with.

2020 was released for several systems, like the Neo Geo home consoles, Nintendo Super Entertainment System, and the Sega Genesis, but hasn't seen the light of day since.

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