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  • Summary: The MLB SlugFest series reloads its latest installment with more beanballs, hard tags, and over-the-top animations. All your favorite baseball players now have powers to run at turbo speed, make impossible catches, and survive hard collisions. This time, you can review diving catches or home-run scoreboard smashes through a customizable instant-replay feature. And for the first time in the series, the PlayStation 2 and Xbox Live users can take their players and teams online--complete with headset support. Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Visually, the SlugFest series has always looked damn good...And SlugFest just wouldn't be SlugFest without the antics of Tim Kitzrow and Jim Shorts. Together they have some of the funniest play-by-play I've ever heard. [June 2004, p.71]
  2. Easily the most original baseball title I've ever seen.
  3. 85
    If you can’t enjoy a little gross-out comedy and stupid antics, you will be annoyed by much of what goes on in Slugfest. Conversely, if you keel over laughing anytime somebody gets kicked in the nuts, you’ll find Slugfest’s innovations hilarious.
  4. The online play, with tournament support, is incredibly fun as the intense and upbeat tempo of the series lends itself well to Xbox Live battles.
  5. Admittedly, I would rather go through a season of the deep-pitching "MVP Baseball" or option-heavy "ESPN" over this, but if you don't ahve someone to play alongside you, SlugFest ain't a bad consolation. [Aug 2004, p.100]
  6. You will actually find yourself laughing while playing, and virtually anyone can pick up and play this and have a good time. [July 2004, p.88]
  7. The next Slugfest would be vastly improved if they ditched the attempt at Franchise authenticity and focused on fixing the mechanics and core baseball dynamics. Midway has some rules to learn before it breaks any more of them.

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  1. Uter
    Jul 16, 2004
    7
    The concept is cool, but i don't like the pitching. There's not enough control and the batter can hit it no matter where you place it (unless you purpusefully bean them). The graphics are decent, but can't compare to mvp. Fielders are also frustratingly slow to react - they are stuck in place for a few seconds before you're allowed to move them. the game is fun, but only borderline worth owning imo. Collapse