- NA release: 8th April 1999
- PAL: release: 1st May 1999
- JP release: N/A
- Developer: Iguana
- Publisher: Acclaim
- N64 Magazine Score: 80%
With the many N64 baseball games, I now have a routine: start a game, try batting, fail, start again, repeat a few times until I hit the ball, watch the CPU catch it every time, try pitching, CPU hits nowhere near my places, fills the bases then gets a home run, then check out extra modes and cheats.
So I was surprised with All-Star Baseball 2000 when I could actually hit the ball reasonably well, and it wasn’t caught instantly. I actually had some fun with it.
The pitching also worked quite well, you line up your target and can move slightly when you throw to try and catch them off guard. Fielding also has some targets, but you’re rarely in control of the player you expect to be. while pitching, I also somehow kept throwing the ball to my other players and had to mash buttons to pass it back to the pitcher.
This is the most enjoyable of the baseball games so far.
But if you love baseball then you’ll find just enough glittery new stuff to make ASB 2000 a worthwhile purchase. And we can’t wait for All Star Baseball 2001, which will be set on a spaceship winging its way towards Jupiter, and come complete wih spine-chilling commentary from HAL. Perhaps.Mark Green, N64 Magazine #28
Remake or Remaster?
I’m not familiar enough with newer baseball games.
Official Ways to get the game
There’s no official way to play All-Star Baseball 2001.
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