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                                Baseball Stars 2 FAQ
                                 For the Neo Geo/CD
                           Version 1.0 (Created 7/9/2010)
                                  By Devin Morgan
    
          This file is Copyright (c)2010 Devin Morgan. All rights reserved.
    
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    Table of Contents
    
    1. What's New
    2. Introduction
    3. Controls
    4. Overview
    5. Team Data
    6. Copyright Notice
    
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    -=  1. What's New -=
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    Version 1.0 (7/9/10): The first version.
    
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    -=  2. Introduction -=
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    Baseball Stars 2 is a fun arcade-style baseball game, released for the Neo 
    Geo system. It is a simple game to get into, especially if you know how 
    baseball is played. You can play head-to-head against another player for a 
    single game, or you can play the 15-game pennant race against the computer. 
    There are only 12 teams (and interestingly enough two difficulty settings 
    dividing them), each with their own advantages. The graphics are very much 
    colorful, and you can see SNK really put an effort into this title. The 
    animations that occur after getting thrown out, for instance, make the game 
    even more light-hearted and playful. I would definitely recommend this game, 
    especially if you are a baseball fan looking for a short and fun game!
    
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    -=  3. Controls -=
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    Batting Controls
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    A (hold): Swing bat
    
    B + Up/Down/Left (tap direction): Steal base
    
    C (hold): Bunt
    
    D: Call time out
    
    
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    Pitching Controls
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    A: Pitch ball (use joystick to change direction/speed of pitch)
    
    B: Switch to infield view (A + direction to throw to bases)
    
    D: Call time out
    
    
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    Fielding Controls
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    Joystick: Move fielder towards the ball
    
    A: Jump to catch ball
    
    A + Left/Down/Right: Dive to catch ball
    
    A + Up/Down/Left/Right: Throw to specified base with ball in hand
    
    B + Up/Down/Left/Right: Run to specified base with ball in hand
    
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    -=  4. Overview -=
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    Gameplay Modes
    ==============
    
    In this game, there are only two modes of gameplay. They are:
    
    Pennant Race: Play a 15-game pennant race against the other teams in your
                  league. If you are top-ranked after 15 games, you will go on to
                  the final championship game against the top team of the other
                  league to decide the final results.
    
    Game: Play a single game against a human player.
    
    After you select a game mode, you will be asked to pick from automatic (easy) 
    and manual (hard) controls. Automatic controls basically means that the 
    computer will move your players to the ball, etc. Each mode has its own group 
    of six teams, so they are in theory two separate leagues, only with the 
    manual mode being harder. You can then select your teams, and then the game 
    begins.
    
    
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    In-Game Tips
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    While playing, you will see an image of the current pitcher's face. This is a 
    tell-tale sign of how much strength he has. If the pitcher is looking out of 
    breath and tired, and his pitches are slower/harder to control, it means you 
    should probably switch pitchers to keep things fresh. If you are pitching and 
    you end up hitting the batter, the batter will run up and punch the pitcher! 
    This will result in an injury that will affect your pitches, so it would be 
    best to switch out the pitcher at that point.
    
    If you are playing the field after the ball is hit, you will be able to 
    control your players' movements with the joystick. If the ball was popped up 
    and you are standing at the location where it will fall, that player will 
    open his arms wide to signify this. Granted this does not always happen, so 
    you need to manually move your players to ensure the ball is caught promptly.
    
    If you are at bat and have runners on base, there is something you need to be 
    careful about. If the ball is hit and the runners advance to base, and the 
    ball is CAUGHT, the runners must tag the starting base again or they can be 
    thrown/tagged out at that base (if you know baseball, this makes sense). 
    However, if you send your runners to the next base and they have already 
    arrived at the base, you can NOT send them back, causing some forced outs to 
    occur, so watch out!
    
    Also, if your team is at bat, and you send in a pinch hitter to replace the 
    pitcher's at bat (#9 position), you will need to switch your pitcher at the 
    start of the next inning.
    
    
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    Power Hitting
    =============
    
    One unique feature to this game is the Power meter when you are at bat. If 
    you activate it, the current batter will become stronger and have a greater 
    chance of hitting the ball far if contact is made. To do this, call a time 
    out and select the "Power" option. Initially, you will only have five Power 
    hits to use. If you are playing the Pennant Race and you win the game, you 
    will receive 10 (the maximum) Powers for use in the following games. If you 
    lose, you gain nothing and are stuck with the ones you had already.
    
    
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    Post-Game
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    In the Pennant Race, after the game is won, some new events will occur. First 
    off, the most valuable player (MVP) will be determined based on their 
    performance in the game, and they will be awarded a $100000 cash prize. This 
    has no effect on the game, sadly. After that, you will see the current 
    standings of the six teams in the league, as well as who your next opponent 
    will be.
    
    Finally, there wil be a screen with the team's owner (presumably). He will 
    award you with either a special pinch hitter or a special pitcher. You will 
    be asked to select a batter/pitcher currently on your team to swap out, and 
    then get to pick one of 3-4 superior players to fill in for that game only. 
    During the games themselves, you may randomly be awarded with a special 
    hitter as well. The special pitchers are better at hitting and running, and 
    pitch much faster. Likewise, the special batters are stronger and faster.
    
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    -=  5. Team Data  -=
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    NOTE: In this game, there are no designated hitters. Therefore, the pitcher
          always bats in the #9 position and will have a .150 batting average.
          The first 8 batters listed are the starters; the others are the pinch
          hitters. Once you switch a batter in/out, that's it!
    
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    New York Monsters
    =================
    
    Team Average: .333
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Hitting
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Zombie      L    .290     10
    Mummy       L    .280     10
    Damien      L    .301     24
    Freddy      R    .390     43
    Alien       L    .352     24
    Norman      R    .272     10
    Cyclop      L    .207     24
    Jason       R    .250     5
    
    Jekyl       L    .342     18
    Creepy      R    .280     18
    Lenny       R    .250     24
    Pumpkin     R    .213     38
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Hacker     L     5.13
    Medusa     L     4.20
    Boris      R     4.41
    Hannibal   L     4.61
    
    
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    Tokyo Ninjas
    ============
    
    Team Average: .234
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Running
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Sasuke      L    .205     5
    Kirikaze    L    .239     7
    Jube        R    .253     10
    Kamui       R    .312     38
    Maru        R    .250     10
    Raizo       L    .240     10
    Kisaragi    L    .230     18
    Kumosuke    L    .280     43
    
    Ukkari      R    .210     18
    Hachibe     L    .205     43
    Jecy        L    .305     18
    Taro        R    .261     31
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Hayabusa   R     3.54
    Katana     L     3.12
    Ikazuchi   R     3.54
    Akane      R     4.41
    
    
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    Napoli Angels
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    Team Average: .301
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Balance
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Luigi       L    .202     10
    Ugo         L    .252     18
    Rom         R    .300     24
    Sergio      R    .394     43
    Alberto     R    .300     31
    La          L    .253     18
    Tercorsi    L    .205     7
    Steve       L    .250     18
    
    Nunzio      R    .275     38
    Nigel       R    .254     31
    Vigo        L    .280     43
    Gustavo     R    .225     43
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Prospero   R     3.54
    Gianni     L     4.20
    Pietra     R     4.61
    Adolfo     R     4.00
    
    
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    Taipei Hawks
    ============
    
    Team Average: .283
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Pitching
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Kerry       L    .250     2
    Bill        L    .271     5
    Tony        R    .281     5
    Chaz        R    .382     31
    Red         R    .255     7
    Xia         L    .250     5
    Ray         L    .253     5
    Shane       R    .150     38
    
    Taylor      L    .150     10
    Mack        R    .150     38
    Pike        L    .399     2
    Banks       L    .350     2
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Joey       L     1.25
    Davis      L     1.70
    Johnson    L     3.12
    Miller     L     2.82
    
    
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    Seoul Ivorys
    ============
    
    Team Average: .230
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Chance
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Harry       L    .405     2
    Alex        L    .209     7
    Lefty       R    .172     10
    Mike        R    .150     43
    John        R    .192     2
    Konan       L    .405     2
    Clark       L    .203     7
    Howard      L    .405     2
    
    Tracy       L    .350     2
    Pancho      L    .405     2
    Axel        R    .325     18
    J.J.        L    .235     18
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Dick       R     2.74
    Mac        R     4.00
    Raymond    R     3.82
    Bobo       L     4.20
    
    
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    Sydney Griffons
    ===============
    
    Team Average: .299
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Fielding
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Jon         L    .300     10
    Anthrax     L    .260     18
    Vixen       R    .302     31
    Crusher     R    .372     38
    Slasher     R    .300     31
    Masher      R    .240     18
    Steeler     R    .215     10
    Blade       R    .200     7
    
    Pete        R    .299     18
    Kyle        R    .250     18
    Steve       L    .268     18
    Jammer      L    .215     24
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Diamond    L     4.00
    A.Kuper    R     3.82
    Reggie.B   L     2.56
    Dan        R     3.54
    
    
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    U.S.A. Bisons
    =============
    
    Team Average: .275
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Hitting
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Gary        R    .320     18
    Michael     R    .280     10
    Don         R    .320     31
    Brian       L    .402     43
    Jonathan    R    .300     38
    Marty       L    .280     18
    Lee         R    .305     10
    Chad        L    .200     43
    
    Phil        R    .380     10
    Glenn       L    .300     18
    Richard     R    .210     38
    James       R    .250     43
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Howard     R     2.40
    Fireman    L     3.12
    Iceman     R     3.00
    Juan       R     4.20
    
    
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    Japan Samurais
    ==============
    
    Team Average: .343
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Running
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Harakiri    L    .299     7
    Kamikaze    L    .168     7
    Tenpura     L    .208     10
    Sakura      L    .389     31
    Geisya      L    .220     18
    Utamaro     R    .160     24
    Samurai     L    .280     10
    Chonmage    R    .180     43
    
    Kane        L    .215     38
    Miyazawa    R    .198     43
    Naniwa      L    .203     31
    Sushi       L    .380     7
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Nissan     L     2.56
    Honda      R     2.82
    Kawasaki   L     2.74
    Toyota     L     3.12
    
    
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    Taiwan Dragons
    ==============
    
    Team Average: .198
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Pitching
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Hong        L    .300     5
    Wong        L    .270     5
    Lu          R    .280     10
    Song        L    .260     31
    Dong        R    .201     10
    Liu         L    .200     7
    Chen        R    .203     7
    Gou         R    .250     5
    
    Zhuang      R    .200     38
    Son         L    .250     18
    Ding        L    .300     7
    Chao        R    .350     2
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Rara       R     2.10
    Li         R     2.82
    Xio        R     3.54
    In         L     0.12
    
    
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    Korean Red Vipers
    =================
    
    Team Average: .288
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Chance
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Sun Nee     R    .380     5
    Mee Sun     L    .230     2
    Ann Sun     R    .180     10
    Bomg On     L    .200     38
    Akk Jil     R    .190     7
    Yong Joo    L    .330     2
    Yea On      R    .250     7
    Yee Sul     L    .280     2
    
    Yon Mee     R    .399     2
    Tae Mok     L    .350     5
    Tae Ho      R    .280     10
    Jae Hoon    L    .220     38
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Tyson      L     3.30
    Jae Bok    R     3.54
    Chan Sok   R     3.30
    Jong Ha    L     2.56
    
    
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    Aussie Thunders
    ===============
    
    Team Average: .265
    Team E.R.A.: 2.00
    Specialty: Fielding
    
    Batters
    -------
    
    Name        L/R  Average  HR
    ----        ---  -------  --
    Trevor      R    .330     7
    Eddie       R    .250     5
    Jackie      R    .280     18
    Warren      R    .320     31
    Murray      R    .300     18
    Malcolm     R    .240     10
    Ernie       R    .220     7
    Bryan       R    .170     5
    
    Mike        L    .230     24
    Mr.Jinno    L    .250     18
    Tommy       L    .280     18
    Merle       L    .200     38
    
    
    Pitchers
    --------
    
    Name       L/R   E.R.A.
    ----       ---   ------
    Syd        L     4.00
    Neal       R     3.54
    Corey      L     3.30
    Frank      R     3.12
    
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