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Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 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. 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 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. SarinaV.
    Sep 30, 2006
    10
    I think this game is just excellent! I love it and I can't stop playing it! I will not stop! Good job, Mario designer, guys by designing I think this game is just excellent! I love it and I can't stop playing it! I will not stop! Good job, Mario designer, guys by designing this awsome new baseball game! Expand
  2. BenF.
    Sep 1, 2005
    10
    It's a real challenge but a lot of fun
  3. Kenny
    Jan 3, 2006
    10
    Wow, when i picked this up i thought it would be good but i didnt know it was gonna be THAT good. If you're looking for a hardcore Wow, when i picked this up i thought it would be good but i didnt know it was gonna be THAT good. If you're looking for a hardcore nintendo type baseball game then you need to go someplace else, but if you're looking for just plain ol fun..this is the game to have. Lot ofs mini games keeps me coming back after completing the Challenge mode. Just another great addition to the Nintendo line-up. Collapse
  4. MattP
    Aug 26, 2005
    8
    Very good game in my opinion. Fielding and baserunning are terrible though. Doesn't much depth but if you don't care about that Very good game in my opinion. Fielding and baserunning are terrible though. Doesn't much depth but if you don't care about that stuff, buy it. Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2013
    8
    Offering pure fun for Mario and baseball fans alike, Mario Superstar Baseball gives players a twist on America's greatest pastime that keepsOffering pure fun for Mario and baseball fans alike, Mario Superstar Baseball gives players a twist on America's greatest pastime that keeps them coming back. Expand
  6. MikeG.
    Nov 10, 2005
    7
    This installment in Nintendo's campain to have Mario play every sport in existence is actually pretty good. Hitting takes some degree of This installment in Nintendo's campain to have Mario play every sport in existence is actually pretty good. Hitting takes some degree of skill, and fielding is fun when your doing it :) That is, its way too easy to hit fly balls, so expect to be extremely frustrated at times. Power hits are a nice addition to the game, and not nearly as annoying as they were in Mario Power Tennis. Overall, this is by far the most difficult game in the "Mario Sports" series, but also extremely fun most of the time. Now when is "Mario Water Polo" coming out? Expand
  7. AaronB.
    Sep 9, 2005
    2
    Can't believe this is a Nintendo game.

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