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  • Summary: MLB Power Pros delivers an original visual style to America’s favorite pastime. Every MLB player is represented in the "Power Pro" character style - a miniature toy-like figurine model. Gamers will recognize their favorite Baseball stars through comic usage of facial expressions, facial hair, and hair styles. Every MLB ballpark has been faithfully replicated with their respective famous landmarks, bringing authenticity to every game. With Season Mode, players become an MLB team general manager with the goal of winning the World Series by controlling all aspects of the team including training players, purchasing better equipment, making trades, and much more. Success Mode combines traditional role-playing elements with baseball scenarios - this story-based mode puts the user in the role of a college baseball player with the goal of becoming a Major League player – gamers train the player in numerous games while dealing with real-world situations of academics, part-time jobs, and other social situations. [2K Sports/Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. The game is fun, consistent, accurate and is, in every way, baseball. Over the course of nine innings and several seasons, it's clear that Konami knows baseball better than any other developer.
  2. 85
    A kiddie-styled import that comes out of left field all the way from the Far East and topples the perennial powers.
  3. 80
    An excellent alternative to the other baseball games on the market, especially friendly to those who aren't very keen on sports but who may enjoy the strategic options that the game offers up.
  4. MLB Power Pros' greatest asset is the presentation. No nonsense and adorably charming, the game suckers you in with what seems to be a simple little game of Baseball Lite, but the deeper you plug into it, the more you realize just how much time and effort was put into making the game appear simple.
  5. While hardcore baseball fans may be turned off by its cutesy style, MLB Power Pros is fun, and that's what matters. Give it a swing.
  6. Keep expectations a bit on the lower side in regards to graphics or a ‘career’ mode, and you will enjoy this outing at the ol’ ball field.
  7. This game is a new twist on baseball. Neat in theory, but I'm not sure that cosmetic or game play changes will do much for a genre that is so well established.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. DaveY.
    Oct 19, 2007
    10
    Easily the best baseball game money can buy.
  2. Tony
    Oct 4, 2007
    10
    Possibly the best baseball game this year.
  3. ChetanS.
    Jan 20, 2008
    10
    I love this game! Simple yet has more "realism" than the sim games. I hope 2K keeps the series going for years!
  4. AlexT.
    Nov 27, 2007
    10
    Greatest baseball game I have played since BASEBALL STARS and MVP 2005. My kids love it as well and the game keeps me going. AWSOME GAME 10+.
  5. MichaelK.
    Dec 21, 2007
    10
    After 18 years of video game baseball playing, this is the deepest, quirkiest, and most engaging one I've ever played. I'm hoping for a sequel in the future...it'll be a must-have! Expand
  6. EricK.
    Jan 10, 2008
    10
    It may not seem like it at first glance, but this is one of the best, if not THE best, baseball games ever. The gameplay is simple yet deep. The "success" mode is supposed to be great, but I'm having too much fun playing 2 players games. I hope a sequel comes out in a year or so. Expand
  7. NickD.
    Oct 19, 2007
    9
    Sleeper hit of the year! Best baseball game to hit the market in years!