Playing baseball outside is an age old past time in America — on green diamonds, concrete drives and of course sandlots.
You can bring all that action inside your home too, with Backyard Sports Sandlot Sluggers video game (available on Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS, mrsp $29.99).
We had the fun opportunity to test out Sandlot Sluggers, developed by HB Studios and published by Atari, Inc.
I played softball for a few years when I was in elementary school. Enjoyed it, I did, but MVP I was not! So I really appreciate that the game play on this title (at least on the Wii), is very natural. No need to do any calculated thinking or how to strategy involved.
The game has added little bonuses you won’t find while playing baseball outdoors in the way of special Power Ups. You’ll get a chance to hit with a Fire Bat, get pitched at with a Booger Ball, Mirage Ball and oh the catcher better watch out for that Meteor Ball coming his way. For the hottest of summer days there’s the Ice Ball and the one to blow them all, the Time Ticking Ball!
Sandlot Sluggers features all new characters to play with, male and female, jocks and geeks . I’m sure you’ll find just the right one to represent you!
Now I’m all for exercise and spending time outdoors away from the gaming consoles, but summer brings rainy days too, and this is a game, that since it’s rated E, that will get the whole family playing together, without the need for bug spray!
Backyard Sports Sandlot Sluggers offers instant playability, comedic commentary, exaggerated animation and turbo-injected gameplay for a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s feature-rich with multiplayer modes, mini games, quick play option and a new story mode setting, which is a first of its kind in a kids sports game. Kids will keep coming back for more with the comedic scenarios, tricks and surprises embedded in the game.
Here’s a new trailer just out of the Accolades Sandlot Sluggers has received:
I have two copies of Backyard Sports Sandlot Sluggers for the Wii to giveaway.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from Dan Klores Communications on behalf of Atari, Inc.
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