Bain: Retro computer baseball game review: Pure-Stat Baseball

From SABR member Derek Bain at Tuatara Software on November 12, 2019:

This is the fifth entry in a series focusing on computer baseball simulations to supplement the chapter “Play Retro Baseball Video Games In Your Browser” from my Hardball Retroactive book along with the corresponding post at Baseball Analytics. The series focuses on baseball simulations – games in which the primary emphasis is on managerial strategy and the ability to replay entire seasons with a degree of realism. Baseball video games that are strictly arcade representations of baseball (based solely on reflex and hand-eye coordination) are excluded.

Pure-Stat Baseball contains a bit of style but not a whole lot of substance. Published by subLOGIC Corporation, best known for their Flight Simulator series, the advertising screenshots and reviews promoted the game’s graphics and sound along with the myriad of strategic options and statistical accuracy. Regrettably I encountered numerous flaws in the game that detract from the overall experience and affect the realism that the software intended to portray.

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Originally published: November 12, 2019. Last Updated: November 12, 2019.