I'm not a great fan of flight simulations. I find them frustratingly slow to get anywhere. Even when the enemy aircraft were in my sights I found them difficult to hit, such was the sensitivity of the joystick controls.
Terrific stuff. Multi-load games like these - which are essentially disk-based - is usually a problem for tape owners. But Hardball is an exception. When you need to reload a section you get a prompt to start the tape and the loading takes no time at all.