Major League Baseball was released on the NES in 1988. It was one of the first games officially licensed by Major League Baseball, though not by the Major League Baseball Players Association. As a result, the game featured MLB teams, but used only player numbers instead of names.
A unique hybrid RTS/Action/RPG game first released in 1988. It was the first game by Kure Software Koubou and itnroduced their eventually popular Multiple Character gameplay system that they went on to use in many later games.