Pete Rose Pennant Fever
DOS - 1988
Description of Pete Rose Pennant Fever
Perhaps the most obscure Dynamix game ever, Pete Rose Pennant Fever is a ground-breaking baseball simulation that sets the stage for the likes of EA's Earl Weaver Baseball series.
Endorsed by the Cincinnati Reds' famous baseball player and manager Pete Rose, the innovations in Pete Rose Pennant Fever are numerous. Among other things, the game was the first baseball game to feature excellent digitized sounds from PC speaker (using a technique similar to Access' RealSounD technology). The graphics are also outstanding for its time, with very fluid player movements that push hardware limitations of that time (and remember, this was 1988). The game's most important innovation is the career mode, baseball historians will recall that Pete Rose is the very FIRST baseball game to offer full-fledged career mode, and in so doing, deserve mention as one of the first baseball simulations for the PC.
The graphics may look dated today, and the gameplay may lose some of its luster compared to the superior Earl Weaver Baseball 2, but make no mistake: Pete Rose Pennant Fever is one of the true pioneers in the genre that deserve to be forever played, and not forgotten. Two thumbs up, way up!
Review By HOTUD
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TR26 2017-02-16 0 point
In this game, your team starts with a fairly decent mix of ballplayers. You should be able to put together an excellent starting staff, you have a couple of good leadoff hitters and a couple of good power hitters. Learn how to pitch and hit with the controls and you have a good chance to go undefeated--which is important. You play 10 seasons, and at the end of each you get to draft a player from a list of rookies or all-stars (the all-stars, for licensing reasons, have names like M Mickey and M Willie and R Babe--get it?). You will need the all-stars to stay competitive.
Now, the issue is where to play and bat Rose, who is the best player in the game. I always put him at SS and had him hit 3rd. His issue is that while he's rated 10 in everything, sometimes he won't take coaching--put him on third base with less than two outs and you can't get him to tag up on a deep fly ball. So, you have other leadoff options who can steal some, and Rose is not your best power hitter--putting him 3rd gives you some good early rallies.
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