Inspired by their greatness, I've undertaken a sister project, updating the NES's greatest baseball game, Baseball Simulator 1.000.*
Baseball Simulator 2012 includes 12 MLB Teams (BOS, DET, CLE, TEX, LAA, NYY, ATL, SFG, WAS, LAD, CIN, CHC) and 6 Classic MLB squads ('27 Yankees, '75 Reds, '95 Indians, '32 Crawfords [seriously--look them up], '70 Orioles and '86 Mets), with accurate player stats and jersey colors. Below are a catalog of screenshots:
The game's team select screen showed bland logos for the unlicensed teams:
With a little #PixelMagic, they become:
|Nice sprite work, no?|
Can't have a baseball game without a few Major League references, no? (Aside from Wild Thing and Jobu, Baseball Simulator 2012 includes one other Major League-inspired easter egg) And of course, one can't update a game without putting some polish on the title screen.
There are still a few bugs,
Anyone needing directions on how ROM patching works or how to properly emulate this game (legally) on your computer, head over to romhacking.net.
Also, like our friend Roger Clemens, I maintain I'm innocent (until proven guilty) of juicing... the Indians stats.
* Don't even talk to me about Baseball Stars or RBI Baseball. In terms of graphics, gameplay and overall feel, Baseball Simulator 1.000 beats the competition to a pulp. It's the most Tecmo Bowl styled Baseball game for the NES.