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Box artwork for World Class Baseball.
Box artwork for World Class Baseball.
World Class Baseball
Year released1988
System(s)TurboGrafx-16, Wii
Followed byPower League II
SeriesPower League
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)ESRB EveryonePEGI Ages 3+
LinksWorld Class Baseball ChannelSearchSearch

World Class Baseball, originally published in Japan as Power League (パワーリーグ?), is a baseball game developed and published by Hudson for the TurboGrafx-16. It was re-released for the Wii Virtual Console in North America on September 17, 2007, and in PAL regions on September 21, 2007.

It was the second baseball game released for the PC Engine in Japan, after Pro Yakyuu World Stadium. In comparison to Pro Yakyuu's more cartoonish style, World Class Baseball attempts to be more realistic, similar in presentation to Jaleco's Bases Loaded for the NES. This game is the first in the PC Engine's longest lasting game series, spanning five releases. However, as the first outing in the series, it doesn't compare well to its sequels. The next game, Power League II improves upon this game in almost every way.


World Class Baseball features 12 teams that must be defeated in the single player Pennant Mode, a knockout competition. Upon defeating all teams, the player faces off against the Turbo Tigers, a non-player selectable team of all-stars. The game also gives the option for players to compete in a one or two player versus exhibition game, or to watch two computer controlled teams play each other.


  • Turbo Tigers (Hudson Bees in Japanese version)

North division[edit]

  • Tokyo Ninjas
  • New York Apples
  • L.A. Stars
  • Toronto Towers
  • Chicago Winds
  • London Lords

South division[edit]

  • Paris Fries
  • Rome Togas
  • Moscow Bears
  • Peking Ducks
  • Bangkok Buddhas
  • Sydney Sharks

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