World Series Major League Baseball

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Another quantum leap in console baseball games.

World Series Major League BaseballGraphics: 4
Sound: 4
Replay Value: 4
Notes: ECS required, Intellivoice optional. Quantum leap in video baseball! Rates highly due to innovations.
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Just when you thought the console market had reached the pinnacle of baseball games, along comes World Series Major League Baseball. I recall seeing the Plimpton ad touting this game - I was stunned! OK, the graphics were not as good as Coleco's Super Action Baseball (or whatever it was called), but there were so many cool things done in this game! Consider:

  • Play-by-play color commentary via IntelliVoice
  • Multiple camera angles
  • Player statistics based on actual players (though the names were changed)
  • Picture-in-picture views for runners on base

I want to play this game more than I have so far. It took me 18 years to finally get it! The graphics are an odd combination of 2-D and 3-D, and, one might argue, worse than the other Intellivision baseball variants. The sound is a treat, exploiting the extra three channels introduced by the ECS to have the typical stadium music and background noise in place for the game. Truly a masterpiece of Intellivision gaming for the baseball aficionado!




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, two variations have been found.
Manual Two variants have been identified.
Overlays Two different overlay variations are known to exist. Note: This game uses multiple overlays.
Label To date, three labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of two World Series Major League Baseball box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
World Series Major League Baseball Box (Mattel Electronics 4537-0210 (L001)) Mattel Electronics 4537-0210 (L001) 1983   Origin is not printed on box, but generic copyright info printed on back; opens on bottom flap—not a book-style box; has barcode on back; game credits provided on back
World Series Major League Baseball Box (Intellivision Inc. 4537-0210G1) Intellivision Inc. 4537-0210G1 1982 Singapore Standard Intellivision, Inc. box; this version seems as rare as hen's teeth!; bottom flap has full Mattel part number; game title and Intellivision logo on bottom; is the G1 revision due to the renaming of the game?




A total of two World Series Major League Baseball manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
World Series Major League Baseball Manual (Mattel Electronics 4537-0920 (L001)) Mattel Electronics 4537-0920 (L001) 1983 U.S.A.  
World Series Major League Baseball Manual (Intellivision Inc. 4537-0920) Intellivision Inc. 4537-0920 None U.S.A. Staple along top edge




A total of two World Series Major League Baseball overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 4537-4299 1982 U.S.A. American League (left controller); NOTE: this version has not been located
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 4537-4289 1982 U.S.A. National League (right controller); NOTE: this version has not been located
World Series Major League Baseball Overlay (Mattel Electronics 4537-4299-G1) Mattel Electronics 4537-4299-G1 1982 U.S.A. American League (left controller)
World Series Major League Baseball Overlay (Mattel Electronics 4537-4289-G1) Mattel Electronics 4537-4289-G1 1982 U.S.A. National League (right controller)




A total of three World Series Major League Baseball label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
World Series Major League Baseball Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 U.S.A. Black background with red letters; origin lower left; © M.I. 1982 to right of origin
World Series Major League Baseball Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 Singapore Black background with red letters; origin lower left; © M.I. 1982 to right of origin
World Series Major League Baseball Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1982 Singapore Origin lower right; © I.I. 1982 to left of origin; ™ small, upper right on second line of title; smaller label, rounded corners




Title Screen Title screen for World Series Major League Baseball.




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