Monday, March 26, 2018

Electronic Pennant Fever (VG&CE - July 1989)

This week I'll have a few posts related to baseball as the 2018 MLB season opens this Thursday, March 29th. First up is a complete article titled Electronic Pennant Fever written by Arnie Katz and Bill Kunkel that appeared in the July 1989 issue of Video Games & Computer Entertainment. The article is a little over four pages and provides an overview of the baseball games available in the late '80s for both home computers and consoles.

They spend more time on the computer games and dedicate a lot of space to the more strategical games as computers had a few that focused on managing teams over actually controlling the players. Console baseball games exploded in the '90s as I mentioned in last year's baseball reviews post but in the '80s there weren't nearly as many and the actual MLB and MLBPA licenses were not used as often either.



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