Baseball Stars was the first baseball game to have a backup battery on any console, and the first non-sports game to have a backup battery. it allowed players to create a team, set up a baseball league and play in a season, and the game's memory chip stored accumulated statistics. Baseball Stars was also the first sports game for the NES to create a player-based feature; giving players the right to name their players as well as their teams. Also in the game introduced role-playing element; since each game receives the winning team money, and the amount of winnings directly depends on the amount of prestige ratings of players from both teams (as prestige determines how much to pay fans to attend this game). The money can be used to purchase upgrades for various player abilities currently in the roster, or it can be purchased pre-designed by players (available in the Rookie, Veteran, and All-Star categories). Also first, a hidden feature allows players to recruit female baseball players.
Simple graphics combined with repetitive rhythmic 8-bit music. The pitching is simple: twisted balls, snags, from the speed of the rope and sinker. Batting is a swing in one plane, so it's just a matter of time. Destination, in its time, was a revolution in arcade baseball; he achieved a level of realism never seen before his release. This realism, combined with the simplicity of fielding characteristics, contributed to the game's popularity. These ease of fielding features are characterized by examples such as off-screen fielders automatically shifting flying balls, defenders catching the ball close to them, the ability to jump and dive, shifting infielders to prevent unnecessary hits when people are on base and onward through the game.
There can be a total of 14 teams. Eight teams come with the game and six more teams can be created. The original eight may not be edited or modified in any way.
While the game does not use any real MBL teams, one of the default teams, the American Dream, includes players with names that are based on real (former) baseball players, such as "Pete" (Pete Rose), "Hank" ( Hank Aaron), "Kid" (Baby Ruth), "Sandy" (He's gritty), "Sy" (Sy Young), "Denny" (Denny McLain) and "Willie" (Willie Mays). Also, the Japan Robin includes a player with the name "o," presumably after Sadaharu about the Japan Nippon of professional baseball.
The rest are the default team of BlackSox ninjas, brave warriors, Japan Robins of world powers, horrible monsters, lovely ladies (all female team) and SNK Crushers.
When creating a new team, he is given the opportunity to choose his main strengths (eg defense, running, batting, balanced, etc.). This does not mean that the chosen force will remain with the team forever. The variant simply favors the selected attribute when the computer randomly generates players. Each new team gets about $30,000 and 18 players (5 pitchers, 8 batters, and 5 pinch hitters) to start. From there, games and games that will earn money for the team. Players per team can be modified and upgraded as well as traded among other established teams. The pitcher cannot be exchanged for dough; it should be dough for dough, or pitcher after pitcher. There is also a free agent market where players can be purchased, ranging in price from $5,000 to $2,980,000. Since there is a limit of 18 players per team, before a free agent can be bought, the player must be fired. If a player traded for a player with top attributes, the best player's attributes are reduced. Each player also has the maximum possible attribute points (out of 90) with some players having a higher possible potential than others.