HARDBALL 5HARDBALL 5 from Accolade CONTROL SUMMARY Start - pause game Select - time-out Start & Select - Reset game Batting & Baserunning >< - choose highlighted batted option; swing bat; use with d-pad to retreat to previous base () - While veiwing the batting options menu, press & hold to raise the batters/pitcher's card. Press & hold again to view the backside of with statistics, use the d-pad to designate a base then press () to steal the base (after pitch). D-pad + press the corresponding spor on the d-pad to advance to the next base or to increase lead when leading off base. press right - first base press up - 2nd base press left - 3rd base press down - home plate Pitching & Fielding >< - Choose highlighted pitching option; throw pitch; use with the d-pad to throw to base; transfer control to fielder closest to the ball () - make field dive or jump for the ball; use the d-pad to designate a base then press the () button to attempt a pick-off; display batters/pitcher's card while viewing the pitching options menu PLAYING THE GAME Pitching & batting menus appear on the left & right sides of the screen. The count appears on the bottom right corner of the screen. Select a pitch by pressing the corresponding spot on the d-pad and the >< button. If you select strategy you will have the option of watching a replay of the last play, walking the batter, or adjusting your infield (IF) & outfield (OF). When batting select the desired swing or strategy. If you are pitching press the >< button to begin your pitch. As the pitcher winds up a trajectory cursor will appear over home plate. Move the + on the trajectory cursor to aim your pitch. Once the pitcher has commenced his windup he will automatically release the ball. If a runner is on base you may attempt to pick the runner off by designatiog the base and then pressing the () button, (you cannot attempt a pick-off until both the pitched & the batter have locked in play selections.) If you are batting select you swing them position you batter in the batters box. Once the ball is pitched press the >< button to swing. If you are a base runner, you may attempt to steal a base after the ball has been pitched, (designate the base then press the () button to steal the base or return to the previous base.) The game can be viewed from a number of prespectives, (see options menu.) Move a fielder into close proximity of the ball to attempt to catch a fly ballor recover a grounder. Once the player has possession of the ball use the d-pad to designate a player then press the >< button to throw the ball to the designated base. Press the select button at anytime to call time and make revisions in your team lineup.
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