Arcade Archives VS. Baseball

VS. Baseball Coming to Switch

Hamster will be publishing the 1984 Nintendo boxing game Arcade Archives VS. Baseball on the Nintendo Switch eShop on June 19.

VS. Baseball is a follow up to the Famicom title Baseball which released several months after the system launched alongside Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Popeye. The arcade version retains the two-player aspect of the Famicom original, but adds a unique element where the camera is focused on each of the players’ screens regardless of whether that player was pitching or batting. The Arcade Archives version is priced at the usual ¥838 / $7.99. Check out the game description and Switch screenshots below…


“There’s the pitch… it’s smashed deep into centre field… it’s going, going… it’s VS. Baseball!” A game of action. A test of skill and strategy. Players choose their own teams and step up to the plate in head-to-head competition against the computer or another player. At the controls, players take charge of the action at the plate and on the field. Hits, steals, home runs, double plays – just like real baseball!

And for the most realistic game play on the market, VS. Baseball’s interactive dual-screen monitors let players view the action from behind the plate as well as from centre field.

VS. System keeps customers playing. VS. Baseball is the latest offering in Nintendo’s new VS. System of interchangeable video games. At a fraction of the cost of buying a new game, you can simply update your VS. System with new VS. Park game programs. Go for the steal – VS. Baseball!



Check out the updated Schedule page which has also added the newly revealed Arcade Archives Kangaroo and Arcade Archives P-47!