Ken Griffey, Jr. Series (1994, 1996, 1998-1999)
Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (1994) was for the Super NES. The game has an MLB license but not a MLBPA license, meaning that the game has real stadiums and real teams, but not real players. The imaginary players have the same statistics as their real-world counterparts, and the game comes with a name-changing feature allows players to change the athletes’ names.
Ken Griffey, Jr.’s Winning Run (1996) was developed by Rare for the Super NES. The game’s title is derived from the final play of the 1995 American League Division Series featuring the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. On a play that is sometimes credited with “saving baseball in Seattle,” Griffey scored the game’s winning run all the way from first base, on a close play in the bottom of the 11th inning. Due to the lack of an MLBPA license, Griffey is the only player in the game to use his actual name.
Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr. (1998) was produced by Nintendo and developed by Angel Studios for the Nintendo 64 platform. It allows players to choose any contemporary MLB franchise and play through an exhibition, a complete season, or a World Series. Players can also choose any player from any team to compete in a Home Run Derby. The player can also select up to four individuals to play as in Home Run Derby. The game also featured all 28 MLB team stadiums. The game had official MLBPA licensing with more than 700 real players.
Ken Griffey, Jr.’s Slugfest (1999) is for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color. It is a sequel to Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr., which itself was a sequel to Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball and Ken Griffey, Jr.’s Winning Run.
Watch gameplay of Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System:
Enjoy this cool review of Ken Griffey, Jr’s Winning Run, including a neat easter egg action by the umpire when you don’t play ball:
Here’s a review of Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr.:
Watch gameplay of Ken Griffey Jr.’s Slugfest: