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  • Summary: Midway's newest offering of its over-the-top baseball game, MLB SlugFest 2006 features a new create-a-player mode, updated team rosters and stadiums, along with a new library of signature animations and extreme collisions that have distinguished the franchise since its debut in 2002.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. A fun game but it has no lasting appeal. Even the two-player mode becomes more like a game of chance than a game of skill when player of equal caliber have outgrown the simplistic control system.
  2. If you're looking for a deep franchise mode, stellar graphics, minor league affiliates, pinpoint pitching and stats galore, look away. But if you're in the market for a fun baseball game that anyone can pick up and enjoy, then you can't go wrong with MLB SlugFest 2006.
  3. There are even occasional (very minor) glitches that'll have you scratching your batting helmet. But it is good for a laugh if you've got 20 minutes on your hands. If you're a number-crunching statistician, you'll be annoyed by the 27 hits per side, per game.
  4. I'm still blown away that they removed online play, seriously cutting a ton of replay life out of the title.
  5. In the end, SlugFest's budget price certainly helps it, but it doesn't save it. Too many facets of the game feel completely phoned-in to make this a worthwhile purchase, even at $20. It's really too bad that this quality baseball series couldn't go out in a classier fashion.
  6. As uninspiring as it is harmless. [Sept 2006, p.79]
  7. 40
    MLB Slugfest 2006 isn't going to revolutionize baseball games, but even at less than half the price of the competition, it still can't be recommended.

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