Mario Superstar Baseball GameCube

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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

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  • Summary: Continuing the tradition started by such games as Mario Power Tennis and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Baseball lets you play in arcade-style baseball. You can clear all the trials in Challenge mode, or sit down for a game in the Toy Field. With multiplayer options for up to fourContinuing the tradition started by such games as Mario Power Tennis and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Baseball lets you play in arcade-style baseball. You can clear all the trials in Challenge mode, or sit down for a game in the Toy Field. With multiplayer options for up to four players, wild, character-specific power moves, intense minigames, and more than 50 characters from the Mario universe, Mario Baseball offers a complete arcade baseball experience. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Nintendo Power
    90
    The game's controls are top-notch, especially the arcade-style pitching and hitting. [Oct 2005, p.99]
  2. A truly well-crafted game that exemplifies what the term "family game" really means, a game that most ages can play and enjoy together. Kudos to Namco.
  3. Sick of the MLB? Let the legendary plumber take your troubles away with this challenging baseball title, complete with the good-old Nintendo charm.
  4. Players will wonder what could have been had Nintendo and Namco implemented a deeper single player experience. Where's the season mode? Thankfully multiplayer exhibitions greatly extend the game's life.
  5. Gamers who've enjoyed a more realistic game of baseball in the past (i.e. any game from the MVP Baseball, High Heat, World Series 2K, All-Star Baseball, or Powerful Pro series) may have to let go of their perceptions of how a pitcher/batter interface should work in order to enjoy the game.
  6. Game Informer
    70
    I never would have thought that Mario and Jose Canseco would have a lot in common, but they both tarnish this great sport. [Sept 2005, p.104]
  7. Dull mini-games are also available, with winnings used to buy items to improve skills. Each stadium has wacky hazards but the selection of parks is limited.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jun 7, 2016
    10
    Memories are flooding back. I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! There was plenty of variation to it, and every game was different. The roster of characters,Memories are flooding back. I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! There was plenty of variation to it, and every game was different. The roster of characters, the stadiums, and everything else was amazing. Expand
  2. HenryR.
    Dec 27, 2005
    10
    Really good batting and pitching. Baserunning and Fielding was a little difficult at first, but I'm a pretty good gamer so it might not Really good batting and pitching. Baserunning and Fielding was a little difficult at first, but I'm a pretty good gamer so it might not be so easy for you. Expand
  3. BaustinB.
    Jan 18, 2006
    10
    This game is great for anybody who likes sports games or mario games.
  4. JasonR.
    Sep 22, 2005
    8
    It is a fun game but needs 4 player exhibition matches.
  5. Jun 10, 2015
    8
    THIS is a good game! I know it sounds ridicious, but this is one of the best looking games on the gamecube. Everything is really nice. I wishTHIS is a good game! I know it sounds ridicious, but this is one of the best looking games on the gamecube. Everything is really nice. I wish there were a few more options as far as pitching (change up and fastball? really?) but this is so damn fun. That said, I've mainly heard bad things about the wii one. Be cautious about its would-be sequel. Expand
  6. Jan 17, 2014
    7
    one of the ok mario games on gamecube
    this game has fun features and challenge on it
    one thing that wish game had was use for wii support as
    one of the ok mario games on gamecube
    this game has fun features and challenge on it
    one thing that wish game had was use for wii support as i think that be better fit for the game then on gamecube
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  7. AaronB.
    Sep 9, 2005
    2
    Can't believe this is a Nintendo game.

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#10 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005