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    Source: Commodore Microcomputers – Issue Number 41 – May June 1986 – Page 20 (Software Reviews)

    I’ve never played a whole lot of sports related video games. I covered my favorites on the Commodore 64 recently (The Games series by Epyx). The only other sports game I can recall playing on the Commodore 64 is HardBall!.

    HardBall!, as the games suggests, is a baseball game and it was released for various home computers, including the Commodore 64, in 1985. The graphics were excellent on the Commodore 64 and the game play was fairly straightforward. There were not a huge number of options so the game was not that complicated. There are only two teams, each with their own roster of players. There are multiple pitchers and other players for each team and you can make substitutions but there are not a huge number to chose from though this does offer some strategy. Your pitcher does get tired and may need to be replaced if you don’t want to throw home run pitches all the time.

    Each pitcher has a list of pitches to chose from and each player has their own stats. It would have been nice if there was more to chose from in this regard (or if it had the ability to add additional players) but there is somethi