Super Mega Baseball for PS4

Super Mega Baseball

I recently purchased a game for my PS4 called Super Mega Baseball. It is a download only $20 baseball game from an indie studio called Metalhead. I’m not usually a big sports video game guy but I’m really liking this game. It had a true arcade feel and each nine inning game only lasts about 15-20 minutes. A lot of reviews online are stating that they don’t like the character design but I disagree. The characters are odd muppet looking people and there are females too. Some look more human than others. The controls for the game are about as easy as they can get. When you’re up at bat, there’s a special way to power hit and there’s a way to just swing. Pitching is also easy and fun to control. Believe it or not, I think I’ve been playing this game the most out of all my PS4 games including GTAV. I’m almost all the way through a short season of 16 games. My only complaint about the game is that when you’re up at bat it doesn’t show your AVG, HR, RBI and other stats for the season. It just briefly shows them right before you come to the plate.

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R.B.I. Baseball 14 On Deck For Spring Release

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When I was growing up, there were two sets of baseball games on the NES. There was R.B.I Baseball that featured a MLBPA license, excellent gameplay, music and graphics and then there were all the other baseball games. R.B.I. baseball was always the game to have. These days all baseball games feature real players, stats, and great graphics so we’ve become a little spoiled. Still, some exciting news that I recently found out about is that R.B.I. Baseball 14 is being released for current and next gen consoles as well as phones and tablets, later this spring. Details are hard to come buy right now and the only thing we have is a screenshot of the logo but it’s still exciting news for video game baseball fans.

Nintendo’s Original 18 NES Games

In June 1985, Nintendo unveiled its American version of the Famicom at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It rolled out its first systems to limited American markets on October 18, 1985, following up with a full-fledged North American release of the console in February of the following year. Nintendo simultaneously released eighteen launch titles: 10-Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, Golf, Gyromite, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, Kung Fu, Mach Rider, Pinball, Stack-Up, Tennis, Wild Gunman, Wrecking Crew, and Super Mario Bros.

Original NES 18 games

1: 10-Yard Fight is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito. The Nintendo Entertainment System version was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in North America and Europe by Nintendo in 1985.

2: Baseball is a simple baseball video game made by Nintendo in 1983 for the Nintendo Family Computer, making it one of the first games released for the Famicom. It was later one of the NES’s 18 launch titles when it was released in 1985 in the United States. As in real baseball, the object of the game is to score the most runs. Up to two players are supported. Each player can select from one of six teams.

3: Clu Clu Land is an arcade and Nintendo Entertainment System game released in 1985 and was later released in North America on the Wii Virtual Console on September 1, 2008. The game was called Vs. Clu Clu Land in video arcades. The game has been re-released for the Nintendo GameCube in the game Animal Crossing.

4: Donkey Kong Jr. Math is a Nintendo video game where the player must solve math problems in order to win. It was released in 1983 for the Famicom and then outside Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System two years later. The game was released in the United States before the NES ports of Donkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong.

5: Duck Hunt is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System game console system in which players use the NES Zapper to shoot ducks on screen for points. The game was developed and published by Nintendo, and was released in 1984 in Japan. The ducks appear one or two at a time, and the player is given three shots to shoot them down.

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6: Excitebike is a motocross racing video game franchise made by Nintendo. It first debuted as a game for the Famicom in Japan in 1984 for a price of 5000 yen. It is the first game of the Excite series, succeeded by its sequel Excitebike 64 and the spiritual successor Excite Truck.

7: Golf is a sports-simulation video game released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was originally released in Japan in 1984 for the NES/Famicom. The golfer is a mustached man who resembles Mario.

8: Gyromite is a video game released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, designed for use with the Robotic Operating Buddy. Gyromite is one of two games in Nintendo’s Robot Series.

9: Hogan’s Alley is a 1984 arcade game by Nintendo. It was one of the first games to use a light gun as an input device. The game flashes “cardboard cut-outs” of innocent civilians and thugs in front of the player and the player must react quickly to “take down” the bad guys and spare the innocents.

10: Ice Climber is a vertical platformer developed and published by Nintendo for the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985. The video game features Popo and Nana, collectively known as the Ice Climbers, venture up 32 ice-covered mountains to recover stolen vegetables from a giant condor.

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11: Kung-Fu is a 1984 arcade game developed by the Japanese company Irem Corporation. It was manufactured under license in the United States by Data East. It was released in Japan as Spartan X and credited “Paragon Films Ltd., Towa Promotion”, who made the movie starring Jackie Chan, called Spartan X (Wheels on Meals) upon which it was based. The game contains elements of Bruce Lee’s Game of Death.

12: Mach Rider is a futuristic driving video game created by Nintendo. It was first released on October 18, 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. A month later, on November 21, the title was released in Japan. On March 15, 1987 it was released in Europe and Australia.

13: Pinball is a 1984 arcade game created by Nintendo. It was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System later that year. In 1985 it reached North America. The Nintendo Entertainment System version added an alternating two-player mode

14: Stack-Up (a.k.a. Robot Block) is a video game released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, designed for use with the Robotic Operating Buddy. Stack-Up is one of two games in Nintendo’s Robot Series, the other being Gyromite.

15: Tennis is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1984. The concept of the game is very basic in that the player controls one person faced against an opponent CPU player. This game uses the same scoring system as “real-life” tennis. The game also features a doubles (2-player) option. The opponent CPU player can be set at 5 difficulties.

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16: Wild Gunman is a light gun game created by Nintendo for use with the Zapper peripheral was released in 1985. The Famicom version was also available packaged with a plastic, western-style revolver accessory that could be used instead of the Zapper. Perhaps due to the public outcry at the time over realistic-looking toy guns, which resulted in a 1988 US Federal Law banning unmarked toy weapons, this accessory was never released in the US or European markets.

17: Wrecking Crew is a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System where the player controls Mario and attempts to destroy all of a certain set of objects on each of 100 levels. Each level takes place on a playfield divided into an invisible grid, each space of which can contain one object. Objects include destructible walls, pillars and ladders, indestructible barrels and ladders, bombs that destroy all connected destructible objects, and various enemies that Mario must avoid.

18: Super Mario Bros. is a platform game developed by Nintendo in late 1985 and published for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a sequel to the 1983 game, Mario Bros. In Super Mario Bros., Italian plumber Mario must save Princess Peach (Princess Toadstool in the US version) of the Mushroom Kingdom from the evil Bowser, king of the Koopas. In order to save Princess Peach, the Mario Bros. must conquer the eight worlds that comprise the Mushroom Kingdom.

Wii Sports

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Platform
: Wii
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
NA Release date: Nov. 19, 2006
Genre: Sports
Media: Optical Wii Disc

Overview:

Welcome to Wii Sports, the game where players use the Wii-mote to mimic actions as they would be performed in the games which include baseball, tennis, boxing, golf and bowling. Wii Sports was first introduced at Nintendo’s press conference prior to E3 in 2006. Nintendo then Game_WiiSports_Screen3announced that Wii Sports would be bundled with the Wii console. This was a smart move because it’s a great introductory game for Wii owners. With five different sports games, it gives players a chance to really test out the Nintendo Wii’s motion censored controller as well as the additional nunchuk controller. It was released on November 19, 2006 just in time for the holiday season, the time of the year that video games sell very well. Since release, the sales have been spectacular, selling nearly 20 million copies in just over two years.

Gameplay:

Players can choose the look of their characters in Wii Sports on Wii’s Mii channel located on its operating system. Mii’s can be fully customized from head to toe to look however the way the player chooses. Each one of the five games feature different play modes. In standard play, a basic game is played, in Training mode, players are trained how to play one of the five games, and in multiplayer mode, players can compete against each other in games. After a full game is played, the player is awarded points depending on performance. When the points reach a certain level, a pro mode in that sport will be unlocked.Game_WiiSports_Screen4

Review:

Wii sports has received many positive reviews from gamers. The Wii-mote really makes this game work well and if controlled on a regular controller that was not motion censored, the gameplay wouldn’t be as fun or addictive. It really is the gameplay that makes this game successful as the graphics are nothing special. The game interaction in Wii Sports is revolutionary in the video game console world. It’s also nice to get a little exercise by swinging around the wii-mote while enjoying gaming. Let’s hope that this is a taste of things to come.

Secrets:

Bowling ball color:

As the screen fades to black in bowling, hold down the control pad in a direction to get theGame_WiiSports_Screen5 following colors:

  • Control Pad Up.. Blue Ball
  • Control Pad Right.. Gold Ball
  • Control Pad Down.. Green Ball
  • Control Pad Left.. Red Ball

Changing the tennis court:

You can change the tennis court to the blue practice court
Press and hold (2) at the warning screen that shows after selecting your characters.

Make golf more difficult:

Make golf harder by disabling the power meter, map, and the wind speed indicator.
Press and hold (2), then make a selection at the “Select a Course” screen.