Tony La Russa's Ultimate Baseball
DOS - 1991
Also released on: Commodore 64
Description of Tony La Russa's Ultimate Baseball
The original in Stormfront Studios' popular baseball game series combines a high production value action game with a detailed and accurate statistical simulation.
The result is Tony La Russa's Ultimate Baseball, one of the very few baseball games that strike a near-perfect balance between action and simulation. In Stormfront's own words:
"Built on the tradition of Earl Weaver Baseball, Tony's all-new strategy was created in collaboration with award-winning major league manager Tony La Russa. Included among its many outstanding features are a complete set of manager options, full season replay, detailed statistical leaders, and the innovative "fly ball cursor" which, for the first time in computer gaming, gives players an accurate and controllable method to catch fly balls."
Aside from being a great game, TLRUB is also notable for introducing many new features to the genre. It was one of the first series to offer full-career play, play-by-play recording capabilities, and even great coaching tips from La Russa himself to teach you his tricks of the trade. The graphics is smooth and very well done for its time, with a very intuitive interface. Although the career mode is restricted only to US-based teams, the multitudes of options will keep any coach occupied for months on end.
Another hallmark that sets the game apart is the sheer flexibility: you can customize leagues, create players and make trades. The game even includes a large amount of stack tracking, so that you can see when players will be hot or cold. And when you create your own players, you can even choose what type of player he will be (e.g. whether he will start off hot and cool off near the end of the season, or stay cold in the beginning and be unstoppable near the end).
Overall, TLRUB may never match Earl Weaver Baseball's reputation as a truly revolutionary game, or Hardball series in terms of unmatched action on the pitch, but it's definitely a must-have if you're looking for a game that excels in both the managing and playing aspects. Two thumbs up!
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
Baseball Buff DT 2014-10-12 0 point DOS version
One of the better early stats + play baseball games, but never measured up to Earl Weaver Baseball II in terms of either stats or playability on the PC; didn't have a free-flow play feel to it, but it played pretty well on a 386sx for a VGA game. The La Russa II is a significantly better all around game than La Russa I, but loses a little of the charm. Both versions of LaRussa still hold their own when compared to the latest console baseball games and stats/manager only pc games.
Harry G. 2013-08-12 -1 point DOS version
I love this game. But you need the manual to play. It asks you questions from the manual to play the game. Can anyone help me? My email is email@example.com
brunobarreto 2012-08-21 0 point DOS version
Don't bother downloading, this game is utter rubbish!
admin 2012-04-23 0 point DOS version
We can upload it if you want @jz ! Please send us by mail ;) thx
tgtcat6 2010-10-17 0 point DOS version
works fine for me, however I don't have the manual any more...anyone know where to find it?
Khabir 2009-06-05 0 point DOS version
Love this game. I once created my own Negro league based on actual stats and played a full season. What a blast.
collector rob 2008-07-21 0 point DOS version
it works fine on my computer but i have windows vista home premium so.....dont really know what to tell you/////besides to get dosbox and use it to play the game thats how i play my games from this site if they dont open automatically when i double click the right file or icon etc lol. just get dosbox. then email me and ill email you back with instructions on how to use the dosbox if you cant understand how its written in the instructions menu. its easy once you figure it out! just write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you dont have yahoo mail then mabe aol? email@example.com. ill help u get it working
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