Rating the last word landing with SNK’s Neo Geo Baseball Stars 2

Rating the last word landing with SNK’s Neo Geo Baseball Stars 2

This week’s retro launch from Hamster is one the flurry of baseball titles SNK launched for the Neo Geo market, though this case is a barely extra irreverent one. Baseball Stars 2 is out now for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Swap.

Initially launched in 1992, Baseball Stars 2 was comparable in gameplay to its predecessor however added a range options and gimmicks to offer the game a faster-paced, extra arcade-friendly really feel. Large cartoony animations denote dwelling runs and different vital moments, further batting stances and bunt choices had been added, pitching was tweaked to be simpler and in-game stats got extra prominence. Sadly, feminine gamers had been faraway from the sport solely.

One of many issues finest remembered concerning the sequel, nonetheless, is the goofy sequence when a batter, hit by a quick ball, would sprint out from the house plate and Ok.O. the pitcher. As we speak, Baseball Stars 2 stays a enjoyable two-player title, fast-paced and simple to become familiar with, it is nonetheless top-of-the-line of the old-school baseball titles.

Baseball Stars 2 is accessible now on PS4 in Japan and on Xbox One and Nintendo Swap worldwide, priced at round $8.

Score the ultimate touchdown with SNK's Neo Geo Baseball Stars 2 screenshot