Baseball Superstars ‘09 by GAMEVIL Inc. is the best baseball game in the App Store. The game’s controls are simple and work just like a game system controller. In the basic game mode, you play just like you are in a real game. You control each batter that comes up to bat and the way they run the bases. To advance to each base, select the arrow pointing towards the base you would like. You can return to bases and also steal them the same way. To swing you press the O button and to bunt you press the square button. You can change the location of the batter’s swing by using the arrows on the right side of the screen to move him around in the batter’s box. When you are pitching, you select the type of pitch you want using the arrows. Then, you can select the location of the pitch, and by pressing the O button release the pitch. To switch pitchers or batters you can press the time button at the top and select the replacement.
Another type of game play is called My League. You can play as either a batter or a pitcher. In this mode, you play only as your customized player. You can help your player train and buy items by getting popularity and G Points. The better you do, the higher your popularity will become.
You can also play in Season Mode. In this mode, you can pick a team and try to win the championship game after completing a season. You can see the league standings and look at your team’s stats from the Season Mode menu. The next mode is called Homerun Mode. From here you try and hit as many homeruns as you can within the time limit using your customized player from the My League mode. The last mode is called Mission Mode. In Mission Mode, you select one of your customized players and try and complete the mission. If you successfully complete a mission, you will be rewarded a set amount of G Points.
The first time you play Baseball Superstars, the game play is super fast making it hard to control what you are doing. If you wish to slow the game play down, you can go to the options menu and slow it down.
In my opinion, Baseball Superstars has great controls and is the only good baseball game in the App Store.
Baseball Superstars is available in the iTunes App Store for $2.99.
Developer’s Website: www.gamevil.com