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2020 Super Baseball (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Despite not being very good, these SNK baseball games (including the equally bad Baseball Stars series) have a strong cult following. Trust me, I get the emails every time I dare mention the poor fielding and atrocious batting mechanics. This is a game full of amazing ideas, and I truly wish SNK could have pulled it all together. But they didn't, and 2020 Super Baseball is yet another foul ball. Rating: 40%
2020 Super Baseball (Virtual Console)
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  • C-
What Is It? On paper 2020 Super Baseball sounds like the greatest sports game of all time. First you substitute everything we know about America's Favorite Pastime (TM) with technology-enhanced super athletes. This classic Neo Geo game sports futuristic stadiums with jump pads, stop zones and a transporter beam on home plate. The teams are all made up, giving us a choice between the Battle Angels, American Dreams and the Korean Dragoons. With so much going for it, 2020 Super Baseball should have been a homerun.

Unfortunately, SNK has never been very good at making baseball games. The pitching is loose, the batting is weak and the ball travels too fast to effectively make outfield plays. It's bright and colorful, but lacks any real substance. And now it can be yours for the low price of nine dollars.

Does It Still Hold Up? Baseball is a tough sport to get right, as SNK has demonstrated time and time again. 2020 Super Baseball is a mess, full of bad game mechanics and limited play modes. On the other hand, the graphics look good and I love the futuristic take on the athletes. It's a shame that game didn't take the theme further, introducing even more explosive pitches and hits. This is a game that always felt like it held something back.

Is It Worth The Money? Despite not being very good, these SNK baseball games (including the equally bad Baseball Stars series) have a strong cult following. Trust me, I get the emails every time I dare mention the poor fielding and atrocious batting mechanics. This is a game full of amazing ideas, and I truly wish SNK could have pulled it all together. But they didn't, and 2020 Super Baseball is yet another foul ball.
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