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 NINJA BASEBALL BAT MAN

Ninja Baseball Bat Man is a 1993 beat ’em up arcade game developed and published by Irem. Drew Maniscalco is the creator and copyright owner of the characters utilized in Ninja Baseball Bat Man.

Up to four players can play simultaneously, each player chooses from one of four characters: Captain Jose, Twinbats Ryno, Beanball Roger, and Stick Straw. The object of the game is to recover various artifacts stolen from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Drew’s concept came up after he read the top-grossing films during its time in a USA Today newspaper. One was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; the other was one of the Batman films. After that, he started creating his own superheroes.

NINJA BASEBALL BAT MAN and crew are back to save baseball 

In an all-new comic series

History of NBBM

“Now that I had the name, I need to develop his universe. I knew that baseball was the national pastime in Japan and being a baseball fan myself I started to draw the Ninja Baseball Bat Man character in a baseball uniform with his weapon being a baseball bat. After I finished, I needed to think of his enemies, that’s when it really started to roll. Enemy #1 Double Header (a bad guy with two heads), #2 Bat Boy (a Bat wielding two dangerous bats), #3 Spit Ball (a baseball spitting fire), Pinch Hitter, Fowl Ball, Screw Ball, and on and on. So I incorporated Baseball terminology to the characters and the framework for the game was……

Genre

beat ’em up / brawler

Release year

1993

Publisher

 Irem

Platform

Arcade

News and media

A look at some of the nest Ninja Baseball Bat Man content from the web. From videos from some of You Tubes biggest names like ‘The Angry Videogame Nerd” to delightful fan art and in some cases body art!

NINJA BASEBALL SPIRIT

CULT ARCADE smash NINJA BASEBALL BAT MAN is coming out of retirement! Writer Dave Cook and Artist Steve Gregson to collaborate on Ninja...

NBBM – Cabinet Art Set

Back in 1993, NBBM was released as a kit, meaning the buyer received a marquee and monitor bezel only. There were no side decals or...

Top hat gaming man

"Hello again everyone. Today I am taking a dive into one of my favorite beat 'em ups of all time, Ninja Baseball Batman. Drew Maniscalco...

World of Beat ‘Em Ups

"Hello again everyone. Today I am taking a dive into one of my favorite beat 'em ups of all time, Ninja Baseball Batman. Drew Maniscalco...

Quaterworld rarest!

Ninja Baseball Bat Man makes the list from Quaterworlds rarest games. "The 5 rarest games at Portland's new Quarterworld arcade" The...

Obscure Video Games

With a focus on obscure bosses, the "Obscure Video Games" YouTube channel takes a look at Ninja Baseball Bat Man. "Ninja Baseball Bat Man...

NBBM Hunters

Reddit user u/amoore2600 started a thread to see how many other fans have seen a Ninja Baseball Bat Man arcade machine in the wild. The...

MAMECADE

"Ninja Baseball Bat Man by IREM and conceptualize by Drew Maniscalco of Jersey Jack Pinball. John Pio of Mamecade gets a chance to talk...

NINJA BASEBALL Cosplay

Spotted at THE MIDWEST ANIME SHOW 2013! Anime Midwest 2013 brought together almost 3,000 attendees to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare from July...

Angry Video Game Nerd

"Ninja Baseball Batman was released by Irem Corporation as an arcade unit game in 1993. The game is a "beat em up" in which up to 4...
NINJA BASEBALL SPIRIT

NINJA BASEBALL SPIRIT

CULT ARCADE smash NINJA BASEBALL BAT MAN is coming out of retirement! Writer Dave Cook and Artist Steve Gregson to collaborate on Ninja Baseball...

read more
NBBM – Cabinet Art Set

NBBM – Cabinet Art Set

Back in 1993, NBBM was released as a kit, meaning the buyer received a marquee and monitor bezel only. There were no side decals or control panel...

read more
Top hat gaming man

Top hat gaming man

"Hello again everyone. Today I am taking a dive into one of my favorite beat 'em ups of all time, Ninja Baseball Batman. Drew Maniscalco originally...

read more
World of Beat ‘Em Ups

World of Beat ‘Em Ups

"Hello again everyone. Today I am taking a dive into one of my favorite beat 'em ups of all time, Ninja Baseball Batman. Drew Maniscalco originally...

read more
Quaterworld rarest!

Quaterworld rarest!

Ninja Baseball Bat Man makes the list from Quaterworlds rarest games. "The 5 rarest games at Portland's new Quarterworld arcade" The article from...

read more
Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games

With a focus on obscure bosses, the "Obscure Video Games" YouTube channel takes a look at Ninja Baseball Bat Man. "Ninja Baseball Bat Man is a great...

read more

Fan art gallery

It is a joy to receive and view Ninja Baseball Bat Man inspired art work. Visit the fan art Gallery page to view or submit Fan Art.

NBBM Creator

Drew Maniscalco

Creator of the Ninja Baseball Man Character and concept design for the 1993 Irem Arcade game.

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