Baseball Superstars 2013 almost delivers perfect game

Aug 20, 2009
Games

I consider a baseball simulation game a success if, whether for my videogame console or the iPhone, I’m still playing it months after the Major League season ends.

Baseball Superstars 2013 has uber-cute graphics and a display that is similar but more refined than Nintendo’s 1980s classic, Little League Baseball: Championship Series. The only problem with Baseball Superstars is that my thumbs turned sore after a game or two, so it may best to play in moderation if you want to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome.

What sets it apart from other baseball game apps? Baseball Superstars 2013 has a unique set of hidden characters and the My League mode fuses elements of role-playing with a full 32-game season.

[GAMEVIL] Baseball Superstars 2013 Official Trailer

Epic Baseball Returns… with Baseball Superstars 2013! 45 Million fans can’t be wrong.

In My League mode you choose between creating a pitcher or batter. Besides playing in games (which go by faster in this mode) your player can go on dates, attend baseball school or take an early vacation if you accumulate enough popularity points. In Season mode, I played as Phoenix (the mythical firebird) and decided before the first game to sign autographs for fans and treat my teammates to dinner afterward, which boosts morale. Trading players is relatively simple and basic player stats and information are available for perusal.

The game play is straightforward and the baseball mechanics are spot-on. It’s refreshing to play a game that doesn’t get hung up on graphics while providing a smart, entertaining, and enjoyable experience.

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Stephen Danos

Stephen Danos is the Associate Editor for appoLearning.com, AndroidApps.com, and Appolicious. He has contributed to articles published on TechCrunchThe Chicago Sun TimesThe Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere.

He received his BA in English from the University of Iowa and MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Playhouse State (H_NGM_N Books, 2012) and Gravitational (The New Megaphone, forthcoming).

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