in Mame32 version .54
| B-B-B-Baseball Stars 2, I
can remember playing this at a local bowling ally. It was the only place I have ever found
the game. If you have ever played Baseball Stars on the NES you know how great this series
is, and BS 2 is no different. The graphics are spectacular and colorful, thanks to the Neo
part is they kept the gameplay and feel of the original. The animations good, and funny as
hell, for example the pitcher dances when you strike out and your batter will break his
bat over his knee. The animations don't stop there; on close plays you will see a cartoon
close-up of the play.
|One thing added to BS 2 is the ability to
power up your hitter. They get a huge bat (looks like those red blooper bats), and hit the
living piss out of the ball. Be careful with your powerups, you only get so many. I also
want to give props on the great sounds. Accurate, yet cartooney, the announcer is quite
hysterical. The music also is very catchy, it is in my head right now as I type this.
||To sum it
all up, if you like baseball, or at least baseball games, this is one of the all time
greats. Plus there is a pennant mode, see if you can win it all. Being a sports game
freak, I must say this is probably the second best baseball game using the mame emulator,
only to be beaten by Relief Pitcher (IMO).
(Text by ArcadEd, Rips by
|Data East 1994
||Played in Mame32
|Wind Jammers is Air Hockey on steroids, or crack,
whichever you prefer. This game is mixture of Air Hockey, Tennis, Pong, with a dash of
racket ball. Two players go head to head to try to throw the Frisbee past the other
player. 3 points for hitting the large center target and 5 point for hitting the smaller
upper and lower targets.
fun," you say, well I am here to tell you this game is an instant classic. You have 6
characters to choose from, both male and female, and coming from all over the world. Each
player has a speed and power ranking. I bet you can figure out what those are for J .
There are also 6 courts to play, from clay to tile. Enough about the little things, lets
get onto it.
|The game play
tight, very tight, your players move accurately and quickly to your destinations. As
mentioned above, the games are fast paced; each round is 30 seconds, where you have to win
the best out of three. The person with the most points at the end of each round wins that
round. There is plenty of strategy in this game, and that comes with the Lob shot.
||If you notice you opponent standing near the baseline
guarding his target, you can lob in a shot, and if he does not get it, you get 2 points.
Very Discs of Trons like, you can bounce the Frisbee all over the place, and did I mention
the power shots. Oh yeah, what kind of neo geo game would it be without some kind of power
something. Power shots are not easy to come by however.
|You have to
purposely dive for the Frisbee in order to flip it up into the air, you player will then
begin to charge, and if you are on the other end, watch out. I wont give away each
players power shots here, but you wont be disappointed, especially when you watch
you opponent try to block it and slammed into his own target, HAHA. So go get drunk, grab
a friend and startup some Wind Jammers.