Its one of the top 3 best games for wii, along with the 2 games (above). I thought this game was awesome way better than Mario Super Star baseball on gamecube. Ive been using the same team for 1 year from baseball to sluggers and its working really well. This is a great game and I would reccomend it for everyone that likes the mario sports series. The only dissapointment is no WIFI connection.
For me, it felt like I was constantly playing catch up with this game. It had already lost points with me because I thought I would be somewhat like a baseball league. maybe 8-10 teams split up to form some sort of league, and go through league play, into playoffs and a championship. This game is nothing like that. I dealt with it, and did the Quest game that was in it. To be honest, looking for team mates got boring after I got the 3rd one. Onto game play, I'd like to think that I am pretty skilled at this game, but most of the time, I feel like this game was made with impossible odds against me so I can't progress to the next level, or get that next team mate or ballpark. The only really good parts about this game are the motion controls for pitching, batting and fielding, and the error items you can use when you have 2 batters next to each other in the line-up. It made me play the game for more than a couple hours, but for the most part, I suggest staying away from the frustration that is Mario Super Sluggers.
Similar to MLB The Bigs, this game will give you a nice sore bicep and wrist.. however both of these games are DEFINATELY fun. You basically just swing the remote around just like a hitter and pitcher would...push some buttons as you go and you are a master.
The single player mode is very fun, where you get to play ball and conquer a bunch of different ballparks. You play little mini games to recruit teammates along your baseball conquest for Wii immortality. It's easy and fun. Of course, the point of the game is to defeat Bowser and his little brat kid from ruining the island of super cool classic Nintendo ballparks.
Multi player modes are also a blast; allowing tons of room for customization and different playing options, characters, ballparks, etc.
The controls are cake and take only a few minutes to get used to. There are also different control schemes, one utilizing the nunchuk and one not. I prefer the chuk because it can allow to you to be lazier. Plus, its a frickin' nunchuk.
All in all, this is a great rent and/or purchase to add to your Wii video game arsenal. It has a ton of replay value and multi player capabilities. So sit down, grab some friends (if you have any), and swing away.