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  • Summary: Run up the score in a relaxed slugfest or push the limits of your reflexes in this refined baseball simulator. The third entry in the series features an all-new Franchise mode, major graphical enhancements, and on-field additions including pickoffs and situational player traits.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 12, 2020
    90
    Now in its third iteration in six years, Super Mega Baseball has miraculously maintained its freshness by adding engaging new characters, features, and customization, and not becoming a spammy annualized franchise. More importantly, Super Mega Baseball 3 deftly represents what people love about the sport, with its larger-than-life characters, exhilarating moments, and agonizing defeats. We may not have Major League Baseball this year, but the game's spirit lives on.
  2. May 12, 2020
    90
    The excellent franchise mode adds loads of depth and decision making, and on-field play is livelier than ever.
  3. Jun 22, 2020
    84
    SMB 3 pretty much cancels its two predecessors by improving even the smallest details — now that’s an evolving franchise!
  4. May 13, 2020
    70
    While this year’s new additions add a sweet amount of new things to do for the franchise, they also arrive with a larger price tag. Super Mega Baseball 3 will launch with a 50% price increase over the last game. For players only interested in pick-up-and-play exhibitions, there is little new content available outside of crossplay. Prospective buyers who are intrigued by the Franchise Mode will need to consider the value offered by stepping up to something like MLB: The Show for a full-featured experience. For those who don’t have access to a PS4, Super Mega Baseball 3 still offers a solid overall package and will not disappoint anyone looking for a good time. 7/10 frozen ropes.
  5. May 12, 2020
    70
    Super Mega Baseball 3 is not a total home run, but the franchise and its brand of wacky baseball continue to trend in the right direction.
  6. Aug 5, 2020
    60
    A lot of sports games can take inspiration from some of the good things Super Mega Baseball 3 offers and I hope that Metalhead Software can steal some good ideas for the training and management side of the sport from other games for Super Mega Baseball 4. Adding franchise mode was definitely a step in the right direction and hopefully it will be a fully fleshed out experience by the time they release the next game in the series. I would also love to see their interpretation of other sports games with the same arcade style and unique mechanics in the future.
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  1. May 13, 2020
    Super Mega Baseball 3 is still a thrilling, engaging, fun baseball experience on the field. I fell in love with Metalhead’s games from the start, enjoying elements like the innovative pitching controls — still one of my favorite mechanics in any baseball game I’ve ever played — while I giggled and smirked at the players’ ridiculous names. With its smart, engrossing franchise mode bringing it home, Super Mega Baseball 3 is another fantastic entry in what has become one of my all-time favorite sports series.
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  1. Jul 30, 2021
    10
    One of the best baseball games ever made and the best in my opinion since backyard baseball. This game is criminally underrated and is aOne of the best baseball games ever made and the best in my opinion since backyard baseball. This game is criminally underrated and is a perfect iteration of a team that poured their heart and soul into this franchise. By far the best gameplay in any baseball game, and maybe for any sports game for that matter. So many different game modes to choose from, and the franchise mode is superb. I've sunk hundreds of hours into this game. Thank you Metalhead. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2021
    9
    This game is just so fantastically good, it is a MUST buy for baseball fans.
    Its the best arcade baseball game currently available on any
    This game is just so fantastically good, it is a MUST buy for baseball fans.
    Its the best arcade baseball game currently available on any system
    And... it has to be one of the best arcade sports games of any type.

    Gameplay feels rock solid, fun, fresh, fast, cheerful and upbeat. Its a shining gem of a game in my steam collection.

    Ive only played 10 hours of SMB3 so far, but im playing it alongside the MLB the show and am loving diving into this regularly. I already have a baseball game I love - MLB The Show... But I find owning this too is the cherry on my happy gaming cake. Multiplay with a friend was a blast, too. Gonna try that again!

    I started out with Super Mega Baseball 2 and bought 3 on the strength of 2. Hooked!
    Its too much fun not to own. There are a several game modes and plenty of options, but I myself mainly play short exhibition games. The difficulty setting called EGO which can be set from between 1 and 100. I mainly play the CPU and keep gradually increasing the difficulty.

    If you like baseball, buy this without any hesitation whatsoever.
    Also buy it if youre after a brilliant arcade sports game. This is gold!

    If you dont even play baseball, this game is worth learning the rules, just to play. Its fun!
    Its not the kind of game Id play all day long, but its so well polished and so much fun, I keep diving into the franchise and coming back for more games.

    Got it on steam sale. Love it. Recommend it very highly! Its earned a special place in my heart.
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