Lost In Translation/Baseball Stars 2

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Baseball Stars 2
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1992
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 21 ROMs
8,978,432 bytes (8.56 MiB)
MAME ID bstars2

About The Game

Baseball Stars 2 is the sequel to SNK's popular baseball arcade game. Players can create leagues of up to 125 games (6 teams playing each other 25 times) and view statistics such as League Standings, Average, Home Runs, Runs Batted In, Earned Run Average, Wins and Saves. Players can fire players and upgrade them using the same 15-point system introduced in the original Baseball Stars.

Players can select from one of 18 teams across 2 leagues - Exciting League (beginner) & Fighting League (expert) :

Exciting League
New York Monsters
Tokyo Ninjas
Napoli Angels
Taipei Hawks
Seoul Ivories
Sydney Griffons
Oaxaca Rockets
Barcelona Flames
London Lifeguards
Fighting League
USA Bisons
Japanese Samurais
Korean Dragoon
Italian Waves
Taiwan Dragons
Aussie Thunders
Mexican Typhoons
Spanish Galleons
British Knights

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

= > Hitting : [A] Swing bat/Return to base, [B] Stolen base/Lead off, [C] Bunt, [D] Time out

= > Fielding : [A] Pitch/Jump, [B] Base touch/Feint ball, [C] X, [D] Time out


Released in April 1992.

Tips and tricks

Weaken Enemy Pitcher

To perform this trick, you need to get as close to the plate as you can. If the pitcher then hits you, tap Up twice on your joystick. Your hitter will then throw his bat to the floor, walk up to the mound and punch the pitcher, thus lowering his abilities. Using this tip will help mess up the pitching schedule for your opponent, and can lead to easy scoring opportunities off the tired pitchers.


  1. Baseball Stars - Be a champ! (1989)
  2. Baseball Stars Professional (1990)
  3. Baseball Stars 2 (1992)
  4. Baseball Stars (1998, SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color)


Eikichi Kawasaki
Pu-Ken 2020
Design Chief
Y. Kawase
Masami Tanaka
Riding Monkey Gogo
Great King Yasu
Masahiko Hataya (Papaya)

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom (1992)
SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.