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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Moving Image of the Day: RBI Baseball

Today is Nintendo’s 121st birthday (seriously), so to honor this, RBI Baseball commercial. Oh, 1980s commercials…

Gamingboy Posted: September 23, 2010 at 12:16 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dunn Deal Posted: September 23, 2010 at 02:19 PM (#3646765)
I played 3 games of RBI last night with a friend (on an real NES, not via emulator). Reggie Jackson went 5-5 with 2HR, a triple, and even stole a base!
   2. Adam B. Posted: September 23, 2010 at 02:25 PM (#3646769)
   3. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: September 23, 2010 at 02:32 PM (#3646777)
It was all downhill after Intellevision baseball.

Beeeeeeee-seventeeeeeen booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooombbbbeeeeeerrr!

Still one of my favorites today.
   4. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: September 23, 2010 at 02:50 PM (#3646795)
I preferred RBI Baseball 2. Corsi and Hneyct were an unbeatable relief tandem and with Hndrsn, Lansfd and Parker in the lineup, that team was unbeatable.

(note: "Lansfd" might have been "Lnsfrd", I don't quite remember)
   5. tonywagner Posted: September 23, 2010 at 03:02 PM (#3646815)
Parker was the slowest guy in RBI 2...
   6. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: September 23, 2010 at 03:05 PM (#3646819)
Who cares if it takes you 60 seconds to circle the bases if you hit a 3-run homer every time up!
   7. Dan Evensen Posted: September 23, 2010 at 07:48 PM (#3647120)
How ironic -- celebrating Nintendo's birthday by showing a commercial for an NES cartridge not licensed by Nintendo.

I've got a licensed (gray) version of RBI Baseball somewhere. It's not really a collector's item, but it sure feels pretty cool to own.

I fondly remember the days of my youth, playing RBI / RBI 3 until I got sick of winning by 10 runs after one inning. No wonder I wound up liking APBA so much -- a little bit of realism really makes a difference, even when there are no graphics.

I never owned RBI 2, unfortunately. When I started to become interested in emulation (around 1997 or 1998 -- I remember the release of NESticle 0.43, FWIW), I went straight for the FamiSta series, completely ignoring the U.S. RBIs 2 and 3.

Baseball Stars is the better NES game, though I don't think I've ever seen a TV commercial for it.
   8. Ned Garvin: Male Prostitute Posted: September 23, 2010 at 07:49 PM (#3647122)
Somebody preferring RBI 2 to original RBI Baseball is the most horrific thing I have ever heard. RBI Baseball and Super Tecmo Bowl are NES sports games that have never been surpassed.
   9. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: September 23, 2010 at 11:47 PM (#3647302)
RBI Baseball and Super Tecmo Bowl are NES sports games that have never been surpassed.

This is the case.

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