Critic & User Reviews
posted by RTRDMayhem (CRANBERRY TWP, PA) Jun 28, 2010
Member since May 2010
6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Solid Kids Game
posted by JMonti1987 (LODI, NJ) Jul 6, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
posted by kmk420 (GLENDALE, AZ) Sep 8, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Better than I thought it would be.
posted by unseth (LEESBURG, VA) May 28, 2010
Member since Dec 2005
6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
What this is however is a fun quick pickup game. Games are only 5 innings long so it doesn't take long to play through a game.
It has a nice story mode that lets you play 8 or so different teams while you build your roster to take on the hot shot team at the end. There are powerups that can be earned that when activated in game give you a ball that blows up, one that is an instant home run, one that burrows in the ground so it can't be fielded right away, etc, plus ones for pitching where the ball disappears, or yoyo's etc.
The powerups aren't overused, so you may only get 2-3 a game if you are doing well. All the basics of the game are there. The only things really left out is beaning and errors.
There are a variety of players, plus you create your own, and a variety of sandlots to play on to mix it up.
That being said, some of the animations are repetitive. I don't really need to see the same kid trip over the pitching rubber between every single inning.
This isn't a game I'd buy, but I had enough fun to run through the story mode and play a game or two with my kid. Speaking of kids, there is also a simple control style where pressing A button does everything so you don't have to worry about pitch selection, throwing to bases, etc. Just hit A. And you can even make the AI field the ball for you. Good for young ones.
Overall i rate this game a 7, rating it on what it is and not trying to compare it to a real baseball simulation.
Achievement Hunters - You can probably rack up most of the points in this in a few hours, save for a few difficult ones like beating every game in story mode with the mercy rule.
posted by princessneon (SACRAMENTO, CA) Oct 9, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
Horrible gameplay, easy achievements
posted by Albie_7 (ORLANDO, FL) Feb 29, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
posted by dddarne (BAKERSFIELD, CA) May 17, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
Easy GS and still fun
posted by niacine (LITTLE ROCK, AR) Mar 30, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
posted by klamagna (VANCOUVER, WA) Feb 15, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
THIS IS A GAME FOR LITTLE KIDS
posted by gam3r123 (VICTORVILLE, CA) Aug 31, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
posted by MysterE (MILWAUKEE, WI) May 28, 2010
Member since Nov 2007