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The best baseball game of the era, World Series - The Season allowed one player versus the computer or two players versus each other. The game features excellent sound and graphics, spring-loaded joysticks for batting and pitching and extra base and go back buttons. High score lists the best batting average and ERA.

World Series - The Season was produced by Cinematronics in 1985.

Cinematronics released 33 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1976. Cinematronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Cinematronics during the time period World Series - The Season was produced include: Express Delivery, Space Ace, World Series Baseball, Brix, Cosmic Chasm, Baseball The Season, Info-Mania / Reflex, Cerberus, Mayhem 2002, and Power Play


Name World Series - The Season
Developer Cinematronics (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10485
Class Wide Release
Genre Baseball
Conversion Class Cinemat System
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Several features that one would expect to find in a baseball game are not available: Base stealing (and all that goes with base stealing, such as pickoffs, balks, etc.), wild pitches/passed balls, fielding errors, hit batsmen, and bunting. With practice, games with 10+ home runs will be common.

World Series - The Season KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.41 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.32

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.60
Fun (Solo) 3.75
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 4.13

Gameplay 4.25
Graphics 3.50
Originality 4.75
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op World Series - The Season Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 56 known instances of this machine owned by World Series - The Season collectors who are active members. Of these, 27 of them are original dedicated machines. 12 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 17 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a World Series - The Season machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a World Series - The Season circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for World Series - The Season.

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The joysticks are unique and may be difficult to repair. Two ports on the front panel allow the use of a "statistics key".


  1. World Series Baseball
  2. World Series - The Season
  3. Baseball The Season II
  4. Super Baseball Double Play Home Run Derby
  5. Strike Zone Baseball


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 201; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 201; Color photo

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