Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jan 6, 2015
    65
    At its heart Super Mega Baseball feels like those old games I loved, I just wish they would have just focused on making the core game work and left out the additional systems, which not only don’t enhance the game but actively detract from it.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 73
  2. Negative: 13 out of 73
  1. Dec 18, 2014
    10
    As a lover of both baseball and video games, I am so happy to see a new title in the genre that is easy to learn and, most of all, very *fun*As a lover of both baseball and video games, I am so happy to see a new title in the genre that is easy to learn and, most of all, very *fun* to play. It has a cool arcade-y look, but there is a very solid baseball simulation when you get into actual game play. Perhaps most importantly to me, the game has a very wide difficulty range which can be set separately for each user. This has been fabulous because I can now play the game with or against my 9 year old son and 11 year old daughter and it is fair and balanced for all. Great job by the developers! Full Review »
  2. Dec 17, 2014
    9
    I bought this last night and have played 6 games so far. The game play is extremely fun and fast paced. You can finish a game in 20 minutes.I bought this last night and have played 6 games so far. The game play is extremely fun and fast paced. You can finish a game in 20 minutes. I have been waiting for a fun arcade style baseball game in the style of old the NES games I grew up playing. The graphics are eye-popping and colorful with cartoon looking characters that are very funny. The most revolutionary thing this game does is add a separate arcade score apart from the actual runs scored per game. There is a difficulty slider from 1-99 called Ego, which increases the multiplier of your earned arcade points. This means you lose a game 18-0 and still get a new high score. As odd as it sounds, it makes losing just as fun because you're competing against your top score.

    The power swing mechanic is really quite neat. You have to charge your swing and let go of the button press at the perfect time when the meter fills up to 100 as the ball crosses the plate. It's challenging but all the more rewarding. The pitching view is fixed behind the pitcher in single player, which at first I was not wild about. After playing a few games, it grew on me and is very fun and challenging on the higher Ego setting.

    My only criticism is the auto-fielding is tied to the Ego setting. I'd really prefer to do my own fielding without any help. As the Ego setting is raise, you get less assistance.... but for me to get no assistance, I have to make the game darned near impossible.
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  3. Dec 17, 2014
    8
    For a sport that is drowning in super-realism, Super Mega Baseball brings us all back to the early console days where baseball games felt muchFor a sport that is drowning in super-realism, Super Mega Baseball brings us all back to the early console days where baseball games felt much more arcade-like and intending on being fun rather than realistic. The art style is similar to the older Backyard Baseball games and the gameplay is a well-tuned mixture of older arcade-style baseball games as well as taking a little from the current-generation.

    There are only two ways to play in the game, Exhibition and Season mode, the seasons lasting as long as 48 games and playoffs. It's very disappointing to see the game doesn't have an Online component to it, as the game is more than fun enough to handle 2-player online matches. Hopefully this will be something either added on in later updates or in their next game.

    All things considered, it's a solid first attempt at a brand new baseball series. At $19.99 it may seem a little pricey given the small amount of content and no online play, but nevertheless it is a very strong proof of concept and hopefully gets expanded upon in later editions.
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