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Super World Stadium '97
Box artwork for Super World Stadium '97.
Japanese title スーパーワールドスタジアム'97
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Baseball
System(s) Arcade
Players 1-2
Preceded by Super World Stadium '96
Followed by Super World Stadium '99
Series World Stadium
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Super World Stadium '97 (スーパーワールドスタジアム'97, literally Sūpā Wārudo Sutajiamu '97), is a baseball arcade game that was released by Namco in 1997, only in Japan. It runs upon Namco NB-1 hardware, and is the tenth title in the company's World Stadium series; it was also the third title in the series that did not use a Yamaha YM-2151 FM sound chip for music (instead, it used a C352 custom sound chip for everything), and features the twelve real teams from the five previous titles (as well as the fictional team of the "USA" created specifically for Super World Stadium '96 in the previous year).

As mentioned above players must select one of twelve real (and one fictional) teams; they must then select one of six new stadiums for the match to take place in (Hillside, Trad, Urban which was known as "Kōshien" in the seven previous titles, Kaihei Dome, Air Dome which was known as "Dome" in the four NS2-era titles, and Seaside which is also from the four NS2-era titles) before picking one of their chosen team's six pitchers (whose names will again be displayed in Kanji, as opposed to Hiragana) - and both of your chosen teams' full 9-player lineups will then be displayed upon the screen (again, in Kanji), before all eighteen players run out to take their positions upon the field of the chosen stadium for the tenth time. The stadiums also have advertisements for several older Namco games, including Starblade, Great Sluggers, Outfoxies, Tekken, Mach Breakers, Xevious, Mappy, Dig Dug, Pac-Land, Pac-Man, Ace Driver, Galaga, and Midway Games' first unauthorized Pac-Man sequel Ms. Pac-Man.

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