Bases Loaded ’96 feels a lot like a 16-bit baseball game with an early 32-bit coat of paint. That’s really the best way to describe it; the players are all blocky and polygonal, but the animation is smooth and there’s some neat camera work. The sound is obviously better, in terms of quality, but that organ music WILL drive you nuts. The sound is also lacking versus Konami’s Bottom of the 9th, which was released around the same time. I might do a Pete Plays on that soon.
This video is a teaser of sorts for the baseball game episode that I’m going to be doing sometime within the next few weeks. I haven’t yet decided the format, or even if I’ll break it down into two episodes (like a Baseball Week), but it’s something that I definitely want to do with Spring Training in full swing and the regular baseball season not too much farther away.”