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  • Summary: A former pitcher now outfitted with an incredibly powerful bionic arm finds himself in a run-down, dark, and twisted amusement park. The night gets strange and intense quickly as you must use your pitching skills to survive the game of your life. Charge up your diabolical pitch to wipe outA former pitcher now outfitted with an incredibly powerful bionic arm finds himself in a run-down, dark, and twisted amusement park. The night gets strange and intense quickly as you must use your pitching skills to survive the game of your life. Charge up your diabolical pitch to wipe out all the enemies crowding towards you. Power-ups give your throwing arm insane abilities that will give you the edge against huge mobs of enemies or even the mostfearsome boss. Kinect turns your room into a playing field and your Diabolical Pitch is the main attraction. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Apr 10, 2012
    85
    It's the sort of game that would've been exclusive to arcades, causing you to take the trip and insert tokens with excitement.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    70
    Diabolical Pitch is a game that is best played over a few sessions. After playing for a while my arm started to get sore. The strategy of deciding what order to tackle enemies keeps things interesting, but not enough to completely overwhelm the "been there, done that" feeling I had at times.
  3. Apr 27, 2012
    70
    Diabolical Pitch is a fun game, but sadly it lacks originality and after some time the game becomes boring. The multiplayer is the best part of this over-the-top baseball game.
  4. Apr 5, 2012
    55
    The messy clash of themes, gameplay, and controls in Diabolical Pitch undoes everything. Brief bursts of entertainment occur only early on, and they're almost exclusively a result of the self-aware absurdity in Grasshopper Manufacture's presentation.
  5. Apr 8, 2012
    50
    A mediocre experience, even considering the relatively affordable $10 price of admission. It's a novel distraction at best – hardly a sterling example of why Grasshopper has such dedicated fans.
  6. May 17, 2012
    40
    Fundamental control niggles mean very few players will persevere to unlock everything DP has to offer. [Issue#122, p.104]
  7. Apr 4, 2012
    30
    Diabolical Pitch is ridiculous, but in all the wrong ways.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 4, 2012
    8
    Diabolical Pitch instantly brought me back to the days of arcades. Just a cheap and simple game that you can play with a friend and enjoy.Diabolical Pitch instantly brought me back to the days of arcades. Just a cheap and simple game that you can play with a friend and enjoy. There is no need for a complex story and cutting-edge game play. This a game where you can just forget about that and have some simple fun. I would have loved to play this game at an arcade growing up. People who did not grow up in the arcade era may not enjoy this game, which is fine because this game is definitely not for everyone. Diabolical Pitch is a great value for the price and just a lot of fun. Expand
  2. Apr 9, 2012
    8
    After have a terrible experience in Kinect Star Wars, I decide play Diabolical Pitch, previously known as Codename D, and the game is reallyAfter have a terrible experience in Kinect Star Wars, I decide play Diabolical Pitch, previously known as Codename D, and the game is really good, have some great moments, is good, and funny. Expand