Year: 1987
Developer: Jaleco
Sport: Baseball
System: NES
Lowdown: At a time in which baseball games often look more realistic than actual baseball, itself-and is more dependable for fairness, given the drug-dependent nature of the major leagues-there is still one serious oversight and tragic shortcoming of all widely available baseball games, and one that will, in all likelihood, never be reconciled: The ability to rush the mound. And yet, at a time in which MLB-licensed games where few and far between, Japanese video game company Jaleco had the creative ingenuity to include it as a feature in Bases Loaded. The only catch? There was only one batter in every lineup who would rush the mound. It was the pitcher's job to figure out who it was. And then, bean them in the face.