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Posted By ThunderSlash

Whoa, I wasn't expecting this.

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Posted By SaucyGiraffe

lol, RBI Baseball, HAH

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Edited By Fobwashed

Holy crap I love NES sports games.

Puttin up "Nintendo numbers".

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Posted By andmm

Dat hair

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Posted By Marmaladebrat

More Encyclopedia Bombastica

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Edited By Itrytobreathe

"This is a classic basketball game."

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Posted By Szlifier


and baseball.

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Posted By LandonRobinson

Some days you just roll out of bed, spike up the hair, and play RBI Baseball.

Some days we have a lot in common, Gerstmann.

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Posted By GalacticPunt

Sometimes you just gotta roll out of bed and call R.B.I. a classic basketball game. Then it's time to get some coffee.

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Posted By fauxben

The Tecmo Bowl of baseball. This is exactly what today needed.

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Posted By wh1terav3n

F yes. This was the best.

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Edited By astrophyle

Jeff, you may be forgetting the original SNK Baseball Stars when you talk about the best baseball game ever. I think RBI is a close second though.

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Posted By DickSocrates

Would the NES have been capable of more at 30fps instead of 60? Were some games 30?

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Posted By pr1mus

Holy hair batman!

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Posted By jagehtso

That hair is OUT OF THIS WORLD.

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Posted By BasketSnake

Ice Hockey is better. It's BEST!

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Posted By Ltwood12

Man my brother and I used to play the shit out of this. Love it!

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Posted By Bubislegend


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Posted By MadBootsy

You're right Jeff, it's probably the most classic Basketball game ever!

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Edited By Vuud

Yes, more Bombastica plz!

Jeff's lookin' all Ancient Aliens today. Nice.

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Posted By Pirsig

Awesome and unexpected.

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Posted By Eattheirdead

"This is a classic basketball game. One of the best."

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Posted By hammondoftexas

Great way to start 2014! Happy New Year!

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Posted By grapesoda

Nice, encyclopedia bombastica is my favorite site feature!

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Posted By Hinamotto

Welp... thanks Jeff. Now I've gotta play this!

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Posted By BeachThunder

Ooh! A thing!

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Posted By Kaiserreich

Jeff you beautiful man!

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Posted By Dynamitekyle

Classic basketball game!

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Edited By jimmyfenix

Still better than Yoshi's Island.

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Edited By mento

As someone who adds a whole lot of no-name NES/SNES sports games to the wiki, RBI Baseball does stand out as somewhat playable, even for a European with zero interest in baseball. Playing the original Nintendo Baseball in NES Remix was kind of a bummer in comparison.

Also, and I think you - Jeff - already said as much on the RBI Baseball franchise page, but only the first game was a direct port of Famista. Every subsequent RBI Baseball was its own thing, made in the US. Super Batter Up was the next game to be actually based on Famista.

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Edited By North6

I am way too invested in this game. 10 - 11! Coming up on 7th inning stretch!

Also, the whole time i was thinking "sub in Steve Bedrosian, he's got a wicked sidearm." Then first pitch, out of the stadium.

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Posted By ClairvoyantVibrations

Jeff's gone super saiyan.

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Posted By NipCrip66

Saw Jeff's hair and instantly thought of this

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Edited By divergence

I didn't know RBI baseball could be considered one of the best basketball games ever made.

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Posted By huser

The only game that mattered for sleepovers in 1988.

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Posted By PimblyCharles

I was always a Bases Loaded duder, but this was a great baseball game for its time. Looks like fun still today.

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Posted By PipeAndSlippers

Has anyone mentioned Jeffs hair or the fact he said basketball yet! cos godamn!

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Posted By PimblyCharles
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Posted By LarryDavis

Now this is a video game.

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Posted By Gold_Skulltulla

RBI is a great game. RBI 2 and 3, not so much. I played a ton of baseball games on the NES and RBI is high up on the list, but Little League Baseball is worth mentioning too, as is Major League Baseball. However, the ultimate NES baseball experience is Base Wars, hands down, but it's is also 1/3 RPG and 1/3 fighting game, so take that how you will.

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Posted By DisAbiLityFisHy

It's such a good baseball game it's basketball.

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Posted By Jamsque

Jeff I totally wake up in the morning and think "I've got to play some R.B.I. Baseball", and I'm glad you do too.

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Posted By MagnusVerMagnusson

This video lacks RiFF RaFF.

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Edited By Chumm

Bad News Baseball is the exact same game except SUPERIOR IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE WAY. I will never understand how RBI reigns while the true champ remains so underplayed.

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Edited By MethodMan008

The greatest basketball game ever made.

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Posted By PollySMPS

@astrophyle: Yep. Baseball Stars easily trumps RBI in terms of graphics, sound, and playability. If you're into that kinda thing, it's super customizable too and has a pretty robust season mode.