Ninja Baseball Batman to Xbox Live and Playstation Network sign now

(A huge thanks to James Rolfe of Cinemassacre.com ["The Angry Video Game Nerd"] for enlightening so many of us about this game. He made the request for it to see a home console release which inspired me to make this petition to see to it that it happened.)

This is an Arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1993 that was criminally overlooked. Only 43 Arcade Cabinets were brought to America and to this day it has never seen a home console release anywhere in the world. The only way for anyone to play this game now is to emulate it through MAME on their computers or other devices that can run MAME. (Either requiring modding or thousands of dollars to do so.) We are now seeing so many Arcade games, even beat-em-ups of this style, seeing the light of day on the next-generation online services, mainly Xbox Live and Playstation Network (X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc) but also the Wii's Virtual Console Arcade, so why not this one? Why? Irem has already released one of their older games on Playstation Network in the form of the PSOne Classic R-Type I and II, so there shouldn't be any licensing issues and even if there were challenges for this game getting released would be worth it.

Of course you may be asking, what makes this game so special? Download the most versatile version of MAMEUI here,

http://www.progettosnaps.net/UI_Museum/MAMEUI32_0.136_01-01-2010.exe

Install it, download the game,

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O1FR47OP

Place the .zip in your roms folder which is in the MAMEUI 0.136 folder, run MAMEUI, (and change the graphics and control settings to your liking) search Ninja Baseball Batman in the search bar, run it, insert quarters with 5, and start with 1. Now just play with your keyboard controls or however you would play a game on MAME and see for yourself. I know. Wow.

Words cannot describe the magnitude of this beat-em-up. Even the biggest fans of the genre who know its history and greatest games like the back of their hand will be baffled. The challenge, the sheer fun of the gameplay, the colorful, lively graphics, and the out of control music and sound effects. It cannot be stressed enough that justice cannot be done to it, but the word I keep coming back to is just, "Insane." The difficulty is fair, but the game simply boggles and messes with your mind the entire way through. You're just as likely to be fighting an Airplane inside of an Airplane as you are seeing a giant Baseball Stadium floating in the air. On top of that, it's just a joy to play in every sense of the word and is easily the best beat-em-up of all time, and certainly up there with Double Dragon, River City Ransom, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, X-Men, The Simpsons, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage 2, and Final Fight. Games simply don't get much better than this. A masterpiece hidden in obscurity and one that has never seen a home console release. This is a crime.

We beg you, Irem, Microsoft, Sony, and even Nintendo, (who is not known for seeing games like this get a release on the Wii's virtual console) see to it that we can play this game on our home consoles and do not have to unofficially emulate it with unlimited continues hunched over on our computers. We will all be forever in your debt.

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