Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Mistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search    
Browse console museumBrowse pong museum


Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
ZX Spectrum T-shirts!

see details
ZX81 T-shirts!

see details
Atari joystick T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
Arcade cherry T-shirts!

see details
Battle Zone T-shirts!

see details
Vectrex ship T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Moon Lander T-shirts!

see details
Elite spaceship t-shirt T-shirts!

see details
Competition Pro Joystick T-shirts!

see details
Atari ST bombs T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details

A > APF > Imagination Machine  > Software list > Software detail

Imagination Machine


It seems like all gaming systems must have their Baseball game, as early as 1978! Indeed the RCA Studio II, the Fairchild Channel F, the Bally Astrocade and the Atari VCS all had their Baseball game!

From Chronogamer blog:
Another "green"-ish game. The controls are similar to other Baseball games. The outfielders are moved with the joystick, though you can't move them after the ball is pitched. They're spaced a little oddly, so there's usually a gap in right field that the computer player manages to hit to more often than not. To pitch, you send the ball with the fire button and control its path with the joystick. To bat you simply press the fire button.

The Bally's players are animated better, so if I had to rank this one by graphics, I'd place it as better than the Fairchild's version but not as good as the Bally's, based on overall look and player animations. Control-wise the Bally outfielders had a better range of motion, without the gap that the APF players can't seem to fill. At bat, it seems harder to get a hit on the APF than it does on the Bally and I don't feel I have the same control over where the ball is hit. Pitching is pretty similar in that you've got a lot of control over the ball after you "throw" it and it is fun to try to fake out the person at bat with wildly curving balls that they swing at anyway.

You can play with a friend or against the computer.


    Baseball was inspired by Baseball (Arcade)
    Baseball is related to Baseball (Fairchild Channel F)
    Baseball is related to Baseball (RCA Studio II) (*multiple ports*)


menu / options



Back of cartridge

Top of cartridge


Gameplay video

 Chronogamer blog - review of the game

Related Ebay auctions in real time - click to buy yours

year of release 1978
companies APF Electronics
type game
media cartridge
systems APF MP1000 systems
number of players 1 - 2 players (versus)
staff unknown
tags baseball, sport

Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -