99 Koushien, (SLPS-02110) (Original)
99 Koushien, (SLPS-03085) (Magical 1500 Series)
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.
In 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.
’99 Koshien is a 3D baseball game with cartoon graphics and different game modes that includes vs and story mode. The game is the sequel to ’98 Koshien.
In this game the player can change the school flag, song, emblems, uniforms, etc of his team. The game features a more realistic ball simulation and more cartoon graphics than ’98 Koshien. The game features 84 different tactics. The announcer will support the home team and the player will have to defeat other schools of Japan.
New camera angles that gives a closer view of all the game situations. The game allows the player to design the character.
High school baseball-themed baseball game Koshien “” appeared with a new system for personal viewpoints series. Enjoy the game more immersive player perspective in the implementation of the first down to the ground know. School flag, emblems, player, school song, excitement to the game in addition to directing and editing a variety of actions can be configured with a variety of uniforms.
Third person perspective.
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 – D-Pad
Select action – Circle Button
Cancel action – X Button
Order – Select Button
Hit / Throw – Square or Circle Button