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Posted By beard_of_zeus

@scampbell: Yes, I totally thought about RBI when I got to that minigame in Zelda! Glad it wasn't just me.

Great way to start off 2014, with a classic. Thanks Jeff!

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Edited By Asuma

I Really Liked RBI baseball. But Baseball Stars from SNK I LOVED! It was the far superior game.

Great to see you playing this.

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Edited By Dalai

RBI Baseball is a pretty good baseball game, but Baseball Stars was my jam when I was a kid.

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Posted By soli

Sports masters at it again. retro style.

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Posted By langdonx

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.

+1

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Edited By rcath

Bad News Baseball. best baseball game ever.

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Posted By Crippl3

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Posted By WMoyer83

I'm sorry to interrupt but Ken Griffey Jr Baseball is the greatest basketball game of all time

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Edited By MrSlapHappy

I think that music will haunt me for at least the rest of the night...

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Posted By Yretery

@chumm said:

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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Bad News Baseball is where it's at. I think it would be wholly appropriate to say it is the Amped 3 of baseball games.

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Posted By rcath

@chumm: Yes I agree, now there are 2 of us.

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Posted By zombiepenguin9

THE RETURN OF QUICKLOOK EVERYTHING.

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Edited By zenmastah

love me some Bombastica.

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Edited By csl316

Hell of a game. My favorite until Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball came around.

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Posted By tydigame

So glad to see this feature return!

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Posted By huser

Oh man Super baseball simulator was crazy awesome. Ninja Ball for life.

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Posted By 34baxter

ive always wondered what RBI stands for

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Posted By Blair

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Edited By OmniscientCajun

Is "Properly Playing Baseball" @jeff's take on @rorie's Properly Petting Puppies tumblr? Jeff goes around showing all those baseball wannabes how to hit triples and inside-the-park home runs on slow rollers to the wall.

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Edited By NathHaw

@big_d said:

For my money Basewars and Power Pros are the best baseball games

Yeah, Base Wars was my favorite, but that's understandable for me. I always liked the more "extreme" sports games.

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Posted By CustomOtto
@blair said:

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Edited By LegendaryChopChop

I love me some RBI Baseball. Glad to see Jeff doing more Bombasticas.

Good win, Jeff.

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Edited By Jetlag

Can't watch it if it's not 60fps.

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Edited By sikk

RBI was fair, it had nothing on baseball stars or bases loaded though.

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Posted By befo72

@34baxter said:

ive always wondered what RBI stands for

Rubber Balls, Inc.

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Posted By wh00kie

5 or so minutes of that music and I just had to turn it off

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Edited By CrippWox

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

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Posted By longish

This game was pretty much my junior and senior years of college.

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Edited By Vorpal

@scampbell: There's a method for directing your hits? Tell me your secrets.

Also, I haven't thought about RBI Baseball since grade school so this packed some serious nostalgia punch. Man!

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Posted By ICF_19XX

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 ShaggE

This is the basketball game that got me into billiards.

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Posted By Dryker

Jeff, you rule!

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Posted By Hippie_Genocide

I was always a Baseball Stars guy myself. My friends and I would love to make our own teams and dole out ability points to our players and see who had the best team. Also the premade teams were great. Lovely Ladies were really good and actually pitched fast speed underhand if memory serves me.

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Edited By KaneRobot

@magnusvermagnusson said:

This video lacks RiFF RaFF.

VERSACE BABY RATTLE GOT ME SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

@chumm said:

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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Why is Rex Beat from Tecmo World Wrestling on that baseball team? Based on that alone, I'm inclined to agree with you.

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Posted By xXHesekielXx

That music! *_*

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Posted By Scampbell

@vorpal said:

@scampbell: There's a method for directing your hits? Tell me your secrets.

Also, I haven't thought about RBI Baseball since grade school so this packed some serious nostalgia punch. Man!

Right, but you have to promise not to tell anyone else ;)

Direction is controlled by whether you hit it early or late. It is all about when you hit it in the small area between the edge of the circle, and the end of the little stone shield on the ground. But the real key to getting 100 point are the Crows, when you kit 3 pots in a row, a crow will fly across the field, make it go high and center. That's pretty much my strategy.

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Posted By Knifin

jeff you are a home run in my book :-)

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Posted By jimmdogg

Enjoyed that.

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Posted By aceofspudz
@solidx said:

Jeff is going super saiyan!!!

He is powering up for Operation: Quicklook Everything.

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Posted By dolsande

Holy crap, I loved this game growing up. My Uncle and my brother always kicked my ass though.

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Posted By arch4non

Bombastica is the best, it really needs to be featured in the topbar video sections.

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Posted By ReverendHunt

I love Encyclopedia Bombastica so much. Highlighting some old favorites and sometimes even introducing things I've not been familiar with... it's just so entertaining.

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Posted By Blank

@blair said:

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blahblahblahblah guy yells for no reason blahblahblahblah

28 minutes into video

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Edited By Rodiard

RBI Baseball is great but Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 is my jam.

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Edited By Tesla

I like that Jeff knows a decent amount about baseball despite not being into sports at all. I have to say I was more of a Bases Loaded man myself though.

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Edited By AstroCow

Sometimes I don't know how we tolerated the music of the 8-bit days. Ah, but that sweet nostalgia.

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Edited By tsang

Classic basketball :)

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Posted By RedEyesBlueBunny

I love this game! :D

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Posted By MeatSim

RBI Baseball has been the number one cause of unattended bed hair for decades.