PlayStation 1 Games98 Koushien, (SLPS-01204)
98 Koushien, (SLPS-01204)

98 Koushien, (SLPS-01204) (Original)
98 Koushien, (SLPS-03086) (Magical 1500 Series)

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Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan. It was introduced to Japan in 1872 by Horace Wilson, who taught at the Kaisei School in Tokyo. The first baseball team was called the Shimbashi Athletic Club and was established in 1878. Baseball has been a popular sport ever since. It is called yakyu in Japanese, combining the characters for fielding and ball.

98Koshien-01bIn Japan, high school baseball generally refers to the 2 annual baseball tournaments played by high schools nationwide culminating at a final showdown at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan. They are organized by the Japan High School Baseball Federation in association with Mainichi Shimbun for the National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament in the spring (also known as “Spring Koshien”) and Asahi Shimbun for the National High School Baseball Championship in the summer (also known as “Summer Koshien”).

These nationwide tournaments enjoy widespread popularity, arguably equal to or greater than professional baseball. Qualifying tournaments are often televised locally and each game of the final stage at Koshien is televised nationally on NHK. The tournaments have become a national tradition, and large numbers of frenzied students and parents travel from hometowns to cheer for their local team. It is a common sight to see players walking off the field in tears after being eliminated from the tournament by a loss.

’98 Koshien is a 3D baseball game with different game modes that includes vs and story mode.

The game focus in the high school baseball tournaments and got data of more than 4129 Japanese high schools. The game features different baseball strategies and tactics.The game allows the player to train his players and their teamwork.

The goal of the game is to win the ’98 Koshien Baseball championship. The game also allows the player to edit the team logo, school hymn or the team uniforms.

Manufacturer’s description:
High school baseball theme, the fusion of authentic baseball simulation baseball action Ikusei Simulation Koshien “” sequels. Creating a school song and school flag, the uniform configuration and richer variety of editing functions are thoroughly crafted his own team. Alma mater from 4129 schools nationwide to select and win a pennant of red in his hands.

Third person perspective.
3D graphics
Cartoon graphics
High School Japan baseball theme.

Number Of Players      1-2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks      3 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )      Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )      None
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )      None
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )      None
Vibration Function Compatible      No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible      No
Link Cable Function Compatible  No

Move character / move pointer –  D-Pad
Select action / Strong throw –  Circle Button
Cancel action / Weak hit –  X Button
Weak throw / Strong hit –  Square Button
Show / Hide text –  L1 Button
Fast forward text –  R1 + Circle Button
Order –  Select Button
Run –  L1 & R1 Buttons

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