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  • Summary: Out of the Park Baseball, the most realistic and best-selling baseball management game ever created, is available for iOS as a brand new 2012 version!"With a great menu system driving the entire game, excellent AI, and the ability to micro-manage almost everything you could dream of inOut of the Park Baseball, the most realistic and best-selling baseball management game ever created, is available for iOS as a brand new 2012 version!"With a great menu system driving the entire game, excellent AI, and the ability to micro-manage almost everything you could dream of in a sports game, it's hard to want anything else of a mobile baseball management sim." (Touch Arcade)"iOOTP is so addicting that a surgeon general's warning should accompany its download." - 8.5/10 Great! (Operationsports.com)"There is really no other iPhone baseball game that is like iOOTP." - 5 Stars! (iPhoneGamerBlog.com)"iOOTP Baseball is a no-brainer for iPhone-owning baseball fans. This is easily the best text-based sports sim available for the iOS platform." (Examiner.com)PLEASE NOTE: The iPhone 3G / iPod Touch 2nd gen or older are NOT supported!New features in iOOTP Baseball this year:- Real 2012 rosters! Every player on every major league team is available, along with the top 10 minor league prospects for each team.- Detailed player histories are kept and there are more leaderboards.- Historical seasons now feature real schedules.- Includes one new fictional setup, along with the ability to choose any year to start your fictional league, complete with stats and finances from that era.- While managing a game, you can opt to use pitch-by-pitch mode, and you can sim until a specific inning. You can also change game options during a sim.- Modify league rules and names (DH-rule, finances etc.) - Easier file transfer via iTunes Share- We improved the AI throughout the game and also enhanced the unser interface.- Universal build, the iPad HD version is included for free!iOOTP Baseball 2012 features a living world that uses the same robust simulation engine found in Out of the Park Baseball for Mac and PC, the best-selling and best-rated baseball management game of all time. Out of the Park Baseball is the second-highest-rated PC game ever on Metacritic and also received the PC Gamer Sports Game of the Year Award.The game offers three gameplay modes:- Major Leagues: Choose a team and play out the 2012 season. Will Yu Darwish dominate? When will Bryce Harper debut? Find out!- Fictional: iOOTP creates one of four fictional baseball worlds and populates it with fresh players and clubs. Select a team and build a dynasty from scratch.- Historical Replay: Choose one of three past seasons -- 1924, 1969, or 2004 -- and see if it produces a different outcome. Every other year in history is available as in-app purchase!After selecting a gameplay mode, choose a team and handle every aspect of managing it:- Manage your team, set lineups, depth charts, pitching staff and more!- Call the shots from the dugout and watch the games unfold.- Step into the shoes of the General Manager: Negotiate contracts, sign free agents, put together trades, draft amateurs, promote players from the minors etc.During games, the play-by-play text is generated from a huge database of tens of thousands of lines that bring the action alive. Bottom of the ninth, two outs, bases loaded, you're down by two runs and you have your best hitter stepping to the plate against your opponent's rock-solid closer ... What will happen next?During the season, news tickers bring you headlines from around the leagues! Your biggest rival just pulled off a blockbuster trade with the trading deadline looming ... How will you respond?As iOOTP's living world evolves, players develop their careers, age, and eventually retire, with a possible spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for them. New players drafted by you and groomed in the minors take their place and become the next generation of superstars.iOOTP Baseball is the ultimate game for baseball fans!Visit us on www.ootpdevelopments.com!Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ootpbaseballTwitter: http://twitter.com/ootpbaseball Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 11, 2012
    100
    Sporting a number of under-the-hood tweaks and a few nice additions, iOOTP Baseball 2012 remains the go-to choice for baseball fanatics and micromanagers.
  2. Apr 16, 2012
    100
    iOOTP 2012 is a faithful and fantastic version of the industry's best baseball management simulation.
  3. Jul 2, 2012
    90
    Granted, a hardcore baseball sim is a niche product, but it's hard to see iOOTP 12 having any real challengers in its corner of the mobile gaming world. Fans of the grand old game are going to want this on their iPhones or iPads for all those times they can't be at the ballpark.
  4. Apr 11, 2012
    80
    iOOTP Baseball 2012 Edition improves upon almost all aspects of the game, and improves the speed remarkably. If you have the time to kill there is literally hundreds of hours of baseball management if you get into this, and buy past seasons using iAP. Highly recommended to the baseball, and management fan.
  5. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    This is a game for baseball freaks first and foremost, and those freaks who loved iOOTP 2011 who want 2012 players and tweaked gameplay will want to snatch this one up right away.
  6. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    iOOTP Baseball 2012 Edition is able to deliver the thrill of the game through mere text, though fans of the series might wonder why play hasn't been pushed on a touch.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 5, 2013
    10
    Awesome game that keeps getting better. Gamers who go for arcade-style baseball may not appreciate what this game has to offer, which is statsAwesome game that keeps getting better. Gamers who go for arcade-style baseball may not appreciate what this game has to offer, which is stats and strategy and in-game tactics. Baseball fans who dream of running their own franchise will find plenty here to enjoy, in abundance. Fun to play, immersive in the best possible way--highly recommended. Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2013
    10
    Nothing comes close to this game for realism, replay value, and fun! The user-friendly GUI makes a wealth of data available more than you'dNothing comes close to this game for realism, replay value, and fun! The user-friendly GUI makes a wealth of data available more than you'd imagine. 10 of 10 without a doubt! Go and get it now! Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    10
    If you love baseball and all the strategy that goes with it then you need this game. Sim the years or play pitch by pitch.By far the best app.If you love baseball and all the strategy that goes with it then you need this game. Sim the years or play pitch by pitch.By far the best app. on my iphone. Expand
  4. May 11, 2012
    10
    This game is, by far, the best baseball game out there. It takes management games to a whole new level. The amount of control you have overThis game is, by far, the best baseball game out there. It takes management games to a whole new level. The amount of control you have over your team and even down to every pitch, is pretty amazing. A ton of fun to play. Expand