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Reviews: American Baseball / Reggie Jackson Baseball - review by CVG magazine

American sports fans have never had it so good! As well as Pro Football, the ace American Football simulation, we've got Reggie Jackson's Baseball, a computer version of America's other favourite sporting pastime.

There's already a baseball game out for the Sega, so what makes this one worth releasing? Well, Reggie's Baseball is very nicely presented, has more options you can shake a bat at and is more playable than the previous game — although there is still room for improvement.

The action is controlled in much the same way as every other baseball game on the market, with the player fielding, batting and pitching. There's a close-up of the action during pitching and batting, switching to an overhead scrolling viewpoint of a large portion of the field when the ball is hit.

The close-up graphics are crisp, clear and nicely animated, but the sprites on the aerial view are a little indistinct. Sound is good, with a variety of tunes and some great speech.

If you're a fan of the sport, this is well worth a look — it's definitely the best baseball game on the Sega. But after playing it for some time, I do think the programmers could have made it even better.

JULIAN RIGNALL

Sega £24.95

GRAPHICS
74%
SOUND
73%
VALUE
68%
PLAYABILITY
78%

A competent baseball game with plenty of options. There's still room for improvement, though.

OVERALL
74%
Rating
74
Reviewer
CVG magazine
Region
UK
Scans
CVG-Magazine-Issue093b?gallerypage=101

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