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Bases Loaded Manual Jaleco inc. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for buying Jaleco`s Bases Loaded. It`s just one of our many exciting new games we will bring out for your NES. Table of Contents: The Story........................................................................................................4 The Controller................................................................................................5 The Control Pad\Team Selection..................................................................6 Pitcher selection\Game Play..........................................................................7 How to Pitch...................................................................................................8 How to Bat......................................................................................................9 How to Field\Added Features-Pickoff..........................................................10 Added Features-New Pitcher\Pinch Hitter\Advance Runner.......................11 Added Features-Steal\Scores........................................................................12 Hints..............................................................................................................13 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. The Story It`s the top of the ninth and you`re at bat in the seventh and final game of the World Series. Your team is ahead by one run-that`s not a lot, since your opponent just scored three in the eighth! You`ve battled back in every game-no one figured it would be this tough. Your best hitter is in a slump; but, the rookie has gotten a hot bat in the past two games. The bottom of your line-up will face your opponents ace reliever. They`ve got the momentum. But you`ve got the heart. So, ready for what could be your last at-bat, you`ve got to pick your hitters carefully. Use your imagination. Catch the opponent off guard. Wait for the right pitch. Bunt. Steal. Play agressively or don`t play at all. The inning you`ve been waiting for is finally here. Make the most of it. After 11 years of waiting, your ready to wear the World Series ring and bring home that trophy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2. The Controller This illustration shows you the control points on your Bases Loaded controller. Press the "select" button to chose either: Pennant mode-1 player vs. computer Vs. mode-1 player vs. another player Press the "Start" button to begin game play. The pennant mode is a 132 game series against the computer. If you win 80 games, there will be a celebration in your honor. If you select the pennant mode, you will have to enter a password. This is what keeps track of of your wins and losses against the computer. Ignore the password for the first game. When you have completed an entire 9 innings of one game, write down the password that shows up on screen. This is the password you will enter when you begin the second game. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. Control Pad\Team Selection Use the control pad to enter the letters of the password. Press it up or down to move through the alphabet. Press it left or right to enter the next letter. After you are finished entering the password, push the "A" button to move to the next step. Team Selection These are the 12 teams to select from: Philly-P Jersey-J Miami-M Utah-U Kansas-K New York-N Wash D.C-D Los Angeles-L Boston-B Texas-T Hawaii-H Omaha-O When playing in the pennant mode, you select your team first, then the computer selects a team. Use the control pad to move back and forth, up and down. Above are the team names and their corresponding abbrevations. In the Vs. mode, both you and your opponent select teams at the same time, so you need to be quick to get the team you want. After you have completed the team selection, press the "A" button to move to the next step. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4. Pitcher Selection\Game Play The starting line-up for each team is predetermined with the exception of the pitcher. You must select the pitcher for your team. There are 12 pitchers from which to chose. Player 1 selects first, then the computer or player 2 selects. Use the control pad to move between the pitchers. You will notice the pitchers name and earned run average (ERA) at the bottom of the score board. (Hint-select the pitcher with the lower ERA). Press the "A" button to make your selection and move on to the first inning. Game Play In the pennant mode, Player 1 always pitches first and the computer is at bat first. In the Vs. mode, player 1 always pitches first and player 2 bats first. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. How to Pitch As the pitcher, you control all of the aspects of pitching. First, you signify that you want to pitch by pressing the "A" button. This starts the pitcher`s wind-up. Next, you must use the control pad to determine how fast or slow you want to throw the ball. Press the control pad "up" for a fastball, straight down the middle for a medium speed pitch, and "down" for a slow pitch. And finally, you determine where you want to throw the ball. The diagram describes where you can throw the ball. The diagram is for a right-handed batter. Reverse it for a lefty. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. How to Bat As the batter you can swing or bunt. Press the "A" button to swing and the "B" button to bunt. You can also step into the pitch or away from the pitch. The diagram describes the moves. The diagram is for right-handed batters. Reverse it for a lefty. If you do not touch the control pad at all, you will swing straight across the plate. When Bunting, you must press the "B" button before the pitcher begins his wind-up/ Use the control pad to determine how high or low you wish to position the bat. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. How to Field\Added Features-Pick-off As the pitcher, you control all of the players of the infield and outfield. You can only control one player at a time. Whichever player is closest to the ball is the one you control. The diagram shows the control pad and its relationship to to the infield. this is important to remember when trying to throw the ball around the field. You must press the bases you wish to throw to and push the "A" button at the same time. Pick-off If there is a base runner, the pitcher can pick him off. To do this, press the base you want to throw to and the "B" button at the same time. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8. Added Features-New Pitcher\Pinch Hitter\ Advance Runner You can bring in a new pitcher any time while you are the pitcher. Press the start button to call time. Then select from the roster of available pitchers. Push the "A" button to bring him into the game. If you change your mind and decide to keep the original pitcher, press the "B" button. Pinch hitter As the batter, you can bring in a pinch hitter. Follow the same instructions as those for bringing in a new pitcher. Advance Runner The base runners will automatically advance only when there is a base runner on the base before them. They will only advance one base. You must advance them. To get all runners to advance one base, press the "B" button and the control pad "down" as shown on the controller. If you only want to advance on runner press the "B" button and the base the runner is on. This will cause the runner to advance and slide into the next base. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9. Hints Some pitchers can "bean" some of the batters with the baseball. Sometimes this causes a bench clearing fight scene. When playing against the computer you have to be very skilled and fast. It is very difficult. Each team has 30 players-18 fielders and basemen,12 pitchers. The trick is to learn the stats of each player because they really mean something during game play. A player with a higher batting average will be a better hitter. A pitcher with a lower ERA will pitch better. So, learn all of the players for each team for better strategies. GOOD LUCK!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Typed by: Hung 1998 feel free to distribute anywhere best viewed in Wordpad font:Times New Roman