All-Star Baseball 2000 Press Release

Mike Meyers
Acclaim Entertainment Inc.
(516) 656-5000
Acclaim Sports' All-Star Baseball 2000 Ships Today

Critically-Acclaimed Baseball Simulation Supported by National TV Advertising Campaign

GLEN COVE, N.Y., April 7, 1999 - Acclaim® Sports(tm), a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that All-Star Baseball(tm) 2000 for the Nintendo 64 has shipped to retailers across the US. Developed by Acclaim Studios' Iguana Entertainment, creators of Turok® 2: Seeds of Evil(tm), South Park, and NFL Quarterback Club, All-Star Baseball 2000 is licensed by Major League Baseball® and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and will also be released for Nintendo Color Game Boy in May 1999.

All-Star Baseball 2000 is supported by a multi-million dollar television, print, radio, on-line, and in-store marketing campaign. The television commercial features All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter, along with the New York Yankees' interim manager, Don Zimmer, and is running in rotation with three different endings. The television campaign launched on ESPN on March 28 during the historic exhibition game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuban National Team.

All-Star Baseball 2000 features second-generation Hi-Rez(tm) graphics and realistic player animations unmatched in any baseball title. New features include a special 3-D batting cursor that gives players unprecedented control, variable weather, instant replays, intelligent trading and fantasy draft options, and more than twice as many frames of animation as the game's predecessor, All-Star Baseball '99. All-Star Baseball 2000 features the voices of John Sterling and Michael Kay, play-by-play and color commentators for the New York Yankees. Other key features of All-Star Baseball 2000 include:

  • All 30 Major League teams and over 700 players from the MLBPA
  • All 30 Major League stadiums 3-D rendered down to the cut of the grass
  • Scouting reports by New York Yankees All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter
  • Individual player models feature true-to-life sizes, faces, and team uniforms
  • Over 400 new motions include over-the-shoulder catches, breaking up double plays, hook slides, swipe tags, and fist pumping player celebrations
  • All-new player graphics include sunglasses, high socks, and alternate team jerseys, plus rain delays and airborne dust
  • Over 100 unique batting stances, from the open stance of Andres Gallaraga to Jeff Bagwell's crowding home plate
  • Authentic home run swings from the games' top sluggers
  • Advanced artificial intelligence simulates actual player performance in various game conditions: day vs. night, grass vs. turf, and home vs. away.
  • Individual player streaks, slumps, and errors based on real life tendencies
  • 1,500 play-by-play and color calls by New York Yankee broadcasters John Sterling and Michael Kay
  • Authentic Major League game sounds for home and away games
  • On-screen matchup history for every pitcher and batter confrontation
  • Customized hot & cold strike zones for each Major League Baseball player
  • Future Throw Technology to turn lightning-quick double-plays
  • Roster management includes: Multi-player trades; creating, signing and releasing players; and calling up minor league prospects
  • Option to play the 1999 Major League Baseball schedule or a special 162-game non inter-league season
  • Ability to track season-long player and team stats in over 300 categories by STATS, Inc.
  • Four game modes: Exhibition, Season, Playoff, and Home Run Derby

Acclaim Entertainment Background Information
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment platforms including Nintendo, Sony and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, and publishes comic books and software strategy guides. Acclaim's headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at

All-Star Baseball, Acclaim Sports, Turok, Seeds of Evil, and Hi-Rez are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Acclaim is a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (tm), ®, and © 1999 Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. © MLBPA Officially Licensed by Major League Baseball Players Association. N64 Rumble Pak(tm) and Expansion Pak(tm) are trademarks of Nintendo of America Inc.