Tight controls and a smooth learning curve will have you knocking it out of the park in no time in this awesome arcade baseball simulator. Polygon’s 2014 Sports Game of the Year.
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Release Date: Aug 21, 2015

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May 10

Version 1.21 is live

A new patch (1.21) with minor bug fixes is now live.

Improvements:
  • Minor stability improvements
  • Added reference to SMB community channels in loading screen and on stadium fences in-game

Bugs Addressed:
  • Customizing players can inadvertently change pitcher/batter animations (original fix was incomplete)
  • Computer can go into sleep mode while running SMB
  • Crash when using mouse-wheel scroll in team advancement list view
  • Possible crash when Windows username contains non-ASCII characters

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Reviews

“An arcade sports video game for the ages, worthy of the likes of Tecmo Super Bowl, NBA Jam, Mutant League Football and Backyard Baseball.”
9 / 10 – Polygon

“Super Mega Baseball should be your next purchase if you moderately enjoy baseball on any level.”
8.5 / 10 – Destructoid

“This is a powerfully coherent baseball game, as well as being a witty, speedy, and surprisingly deep one.”
Recommended – Eurogamer

About This Game

Tight controls and a smooth learning curve will have you knocking it out of the park in no time in this awesome arcade baseball simulator. Polygon’s 2014 Sports Game of the Year.

Features:

  • Realistic Simulation and Physics: Don’t be fooled by the light-hearted/comical presentation; the fundamentals of baseball are well represented and if someone isn’t familiar with the rules, they will be after playing Super Mega Baseball.
  • Groundbreaking Difficulty System: Super Mega Baseball boasts an innovative difficulty control scheme called the Ego system. The Ego system offers a fine-grained control of difficulty on a per-user basis, which has been widely praised for leveling the playing field in cooperative and competitive modes. This system will push seasoned gamers to their limits while simultaneously providing a gentle introduction for beginners.
  • Up-to Four Player Local Co-op Play: In addition to solo play, players can try their hand at head-to-head, 2v1, 2v2 and co-op against the CPU. In co-op mode, teammates alternate batting/running each time at-bat, and alternate pitching/fielding each inning, meaning ballplayers need to be on their toes every play. To even games, players can use the Ego system to set up a competitive game between friends of any skill level.
  • Ultra Responsive and Blazing Fast Gameplay: Controls are easy to learn, but players will need to master jumping, diving, wall-catches, power-swings and cut-off plays to properly dominate friends. Short load times and a streamlined interface means most of the time is spent in the action, with nine-inning games taking around 20 minutes to play.
  • Full Batting and Pitching Statistics: Most baseball statistics imaginable are available and ballplayers can use these to show off their MVP-quality skills.
  • Leveling System: Players tally up Starpoints for hits, strikeouts and catches during each game and Level Up once they collect enough points. Players can hire staff to train and coach their squad, improving skill attributes such as Power and Speed. Use that jacked up team to win at higher difficulties (and post higher leaderboard scores than friends)!
  • Player Customization: Customize the look and names of a team’s players to create a ragtag crew of family and friends. Make as many aesthetic adjustments as you can imagine!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compatible, Nvidia/ATI
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended
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Very Positive (287 reviews)
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Isotopesam
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I don't a thing about baseball except that you hit a ball with a bat.....with some rules attached. And I love this game. Can't stop playing it. There is a learning curve at the start, you'll have to play a couple of exibition games to get a hang of the controls. But after that, once you start the season, you won't know when to quit. This game is arcade version of baseball dumbed down for guys like me but can really kick your butt at higher difficulties. I love it!!!
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Gunsmith
( 87.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
An extremely fun arcade style baseball game. Even people that don't like the sport should give it a go!
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USAGaming
( 63.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
fun,while it lasted. as always,after i get past 50 hours my skill runs out. well i gotta get another game now.
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LTD500
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Love this game so far

To the Devs:

-- I'd like to see more teams...or an option to adjust the number of teams depending on season length.
-- Creat your own team / team logo...maybe from a pool of points that you can assign to your players to keep the team balanced against the AI teams.
-- Also, a stat for pitchers to record perfect games.

Overall...a fun game. The stat recording is great.
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Pujii
( 75.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Fantastic! I'm not really a fan of the actual sport but I enjoy some of the videogames (less so the more realistic simulations). This one has the nice arcadey quickness that I like while still providing enough control and player management others might be looking for. The individual difficulty adjusters for each aspect of the game (pitching, batting, etc.) is a great addition that allows you to enjoy the parts you like and breeze through what you don't feel comfortable with.

Some people might be turned off by the character designs but I like them, especially with their reactions when they get struck out. Plus the customization gives you more wackiness.

The only negatives have been repeated in other reviews and is the lack of a practice mode for pitching/batting, other than playing an actual game.

Definitely a must buy if you have even just a slight interest in baseball.
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squirrelfire
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Ok, so I had to take a breath and rewrite this review. I hate this game, so, so very much. The controls, especially for batting but even more so for fielding are just unintunitive. There are much, much better control schemes out there on $0.99 mobile baseball games. What makes things worse is there is no play-through tutorial to help you learn how they expect you to play, only a set of vauge unhelpful directions that don't explain anything and certainly do not show how to perfrom the actions. Maybe, just maybe that could be forgiven, since there seems to be a decent game hiding there somewhere (and all the positive reviews can't be that wrong) but with no way to just sit there and practice batting until I learn the controls except to play the game it gets frustrating and annoying fast. And there is no way to change the control setup on a controller, and moving the right stick and hitting a button on the same said on the controller is too complicate dto be fun. I bought this game because my dad's a big baseball fan and we used to enjoy playing the 90's era games where we passed the gameboy back and forth and I was hoping thsi was something we could play together locally. I'm willing to be proven wrong, though so if the developers read this review - please, please fix this game.
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dominik.reimonenq
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
super mega baseball is so awesome its better than goldfish and ring pops
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Cuchulane
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This is a really fun baseball game, something that the PC has been sorely lacking. Don't let the cartoony characters throw you off. There is a lot of depth and challenge here. I especially appreciate that the difficulty sliders, or "ego" settings, can be varied in four categories; batting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning.I've always enjoyed the batting and pitching part of PC baseball, and less so the fielding, so I let the AI handle more fielding than the others.

Hitting has a very solid feel to it. When you jack one out of the park, you really do feel a sense of getting all of it. Solid base hits and extra base hits feel equally rewarding.

The "mojo" facor and emotional reactions are a brilliant touch. Watching the pitcher and batter literally sweat it out in a duel at the plate in late innings in a close game really brings the game alive.

There also seems to be a very nice balance in letting the AI batters swing at pitches off the plate rather than having a perfect eye like so many other baseball games have had. Even the umpires seem to have some leeway in their strike zone.

Congrats to the developers. They were also very responsive to an issue I had posted in the dicussions page, which did indeed turn out to be a problem with my controller.
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ponga 榊
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
PRO'S:

Virtual tobacco chewing

Hit dingers

No memes

It's the best you're going to get baseball wise on steam








CONS:

Art style is super uggo

You can only play it for so long before you want to do something else










IT'S GOOD BUY IT
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murderbucket
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
If you're looking for a game that is an accurate recreation of the actual game of baseball, this is not for you. Awful AI, wonky, cartoonish mechanics, and bugs galore. It would be a good cell phone game to kill time, but as a stand-alone PC game, it needs a lot of work.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
254 of 282 people (90%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,901.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
I love this game. I have just lost my mom and mother in-law and my old faithful dog within 3 month period and the only thing that keeps me sane is Super Mega Baseball. The game stands true to every aspect of the real game. The way you can customize is absolutely a laugh a minute. I have put in over 200 hrs. Playing and I don’t look at stopping anytime soon. Great fun and recommended to all ages.
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139 of 149 people (93%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
TL;DR: You can tell that every ♥♥♥♥ing part of the game is made with a love of baseball

I have been wanting a baseball game on PC for years, and it's no secret to PC gamers who are also huge baseball lovers that there is a huge lack of games for us. Sure, we have OOTP Baseball, but it's not a baseball game. I love it as much as the next sabermetric fan, but I wanted a game to actually play baseball. And then we had RBI Baseball, which was a letdown. So naturally, I was excited when Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings was announced. And now that it's finally here, it feels like after years of being deprived of a good baseball game has finally come to an end.

Now, I only really have three complaints about the game, but they're sort of not even complaints at all. More like a couple of things I want added to the game in future updates.

Let's get those CONS out of the way first:

- Lack of sabermetric stats

Baseball fans LOVE stats. We love OPS, WHIP, AVG, and ERA, and I'm glad those ones are in the game, but over the years, baseball has evolved to embrace much more in depth stats. I want to know the WAR, BB/K, ISOP, BB/PA, RC27, and G/F of my players.

- Lack of customizing options

I want some of those Chris Archer stirrups. I want my player to look like that 20-something Jaden Smith-looking ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. My nasty slider needs the player look to match.

- Lack of online multiplayer

I want to have my Harry Butts dominate another man's bat. I mean, he has a 1.45 ERA, 11.4 K/9, and .122 OPP AVG. Let me show him off.

And now we get to the PROS list:

-The game is beautiful

The player models are clean and fun. the graphics are vibrant. And the stadiums. Oh the stadiums are gorgeous.

- The gameplay is fun

IT'S BASEBALL. IT'S INSANELY FUN.

- There are no special pitches or swings

Take notes, Backyard Sports. Nobody likes to play against a pitcher who makes the ball corkscrew while it digs underground and pop up only to burst into flames and then into the batter's ♥♥♥. Super Mega Baseball is cartoony, but it's never cartoony in an unfair way.

- Ego difficulty slider

I love this. You don't have an option of easy, medium, and hard difficulties to play on. You have an actual slider that sets the difficulty in small amounts.

- The names of the players

You know the names you think of when you think of baseball? Babe Ruth, Clayton Kershaw, Sandy Koufax, Wade Boggs, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Rollie Fingers, Gaylord Perry etc. They're baseball names. Their parents looked at them and thought, "Bob doesn't sound like a name for a future Hall of Fame catcher. Let's name him Buster." Well, in this game EVERY player has a baseball-sounding name. It's awesome.

-It's a game

-It's a baseball game

-It's a baseball game on PC

-It's a fantastic baseball game on PC

WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS REVIEW. BUY THE ♥♥♥♥ING GAME.

9 out of 10
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111 of 123 people (90%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
It's like Backyard Baseball all grown up!

Slightly more involved than simply picking Pablo and dominating.
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49 of 54 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
Do you want a realistic, fully-featured, MLB-licensed game? Go play The Show. Do you want a super-detailed simulation of life in the front office? Play Out of the Park Baseball. Do you want a damn fine arcade-style baseball game that's easy to pick up but difficult to master, has insanely fun pitching mechancis, and a fine-tuned difficulty setting to ensure the AI is always giving you a good fight? Play this.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
Only played a little but I wanted to get this out there for people with concerns. I was deeply worried about the controls as I prefer to use a mouse and keyboard. In my first little game where I hopped in I had found the controls to be quite pleasant and I felt I was doing well right out of the gate for only my first game. So in case anyone is worried I found 0 issues with keyboard and mouse controls.

As far as the game....its fun. Has a real nice atmosphere. Im glad I bought it and Im glad devs are making games like this.

Definitely worth the money in my book.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
TL;DR - I've been having a lot of fun with this game. But it's not an MLB Simulator.

Pros:

- Fun baseball game. It has all the essentials to make it fun, including smart controls.
- Organic, real feeling physics. There is no "cheat spot", you have to adjust your timing for every swing, and getting a tater feels like an accomplishment.
- Original difficulty system. Make your games as easy or difficult as you want, very precisely.

Cons:
- No in-game save. Once a season game starts, you need to finish it or it will be recorded as a loss.
- Some stats are weird, like, since there are no errors recorded, if you hit a grounder to first and the 1B flubs it... it's still a base hit. I understand why they do it this way, it just feels wrong to get a hit that way though.

Bottom line, it's a baseball game in PC, and it's fun. Stick with OOTP for realism, and grab this to blast that hanging slider over the left field fence!
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2015
A great sports game for PC, which seems to be somewhat of a rare thing. There is no MLB license but what you have are great looking stadiums, lots of stats, and excellent gameplay. The graphics in general are very good and the cartoonish style and names of the players give them character. Hitting and pitching is what the game is all about and its very fun...fielding is there but not as in depth. You can train your players, manage your team during a long season, and compete for leaderboard scores. One of the best features is the Ego system which is a difficulty setting (from 1 to 100) that increases your points the higher level you play at. I play at 50 right now after starting out lower...50 is where it starts to get difficult and I have close games...mostly losses but the system encourages you to get better slowly which is nice.
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30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
The game is alot of fun! It's taking me a while to get used to the controls, I'm now really good at batting though and can hit homeruns quite often, the graphics are real nice, very bright and "cartoon-like".
I can confirm the optimization is good, the game runs really smooth 58fps constant with everything on the highest settings, 58fps seems to be the locked framerate on this game, this is run on a 960 GTX and an i7 3.4Ghz but to be fair I can't see why a much lower system would have any difficulty running it.

Only downsides, I am using a 360 controller and it appears the game has no "deadzone" so if your analogue stick doesnt sit exactly back in the middle when you release it then the "aim" will move into the direction the stick is slightly set into which is a bit annoying.
A little bit of deadzone input into the game would be nice.

And.... No online multiplayer Booooooooo
This game deserves multiplayer, It would be a great addition!

Overall I am really having fun with this game 8/10
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
10/10 would KO a batter again!

This game is one of the most surprising titles I have ever picked up on Steam.
I got it under the assumption that this would probably be a super simplified game with the bare minimums by how it looked and hoped for the best...

What I ended up buying was not only an amazingly fun and addictive baseball game, but a game with one heck of a lot more depth to it than you would assume by judging this game by it's cover.

=== Gird your loins ye who read the full review below ===




The batting in this game, completely on point. The physics feel super tight and even in higher difficulties you don't feel like you're getting cheesed when you ground out or pop the ball a mile high. If you swing on that pitch down in the strike zone and haven't reacted quick enough you know damn well you're going to ground out. Everything feels very organic and proper as far as how the ball reacts. There are two different types of swings (plus bunting) : power and contact. You are also able to check your swing with both styles.
For the most part the same can be said about the AI as far as their hitting goes; If you make your pitches and place them well you will get your outs and K's. Again, feels very realistic despite it's cartoony graphics and light-hearted attitude.

The pitching, my favorite part. You have a plethora of pitches (8) to choose from, which is way more than enough considering every pitcher has the same choices. The pitches available are: 4 seam fastball (so-called Meatball), Cut fastball, 2 seam fastball, Slider, Screwball, Curveball, Changeup and a Forkball which is like a split finger fastball or Sinker as far as the movement goes. You perform the pitch by first aiming for the spot you wish the ball to begin it's trajectory and then following the break of the ball. You attempt to come as close to the break point marker (which appears after you start your windup) with your aim marker. The closer to that spot you get the higher quality a pitch you perform. As with batting you have two different pitching styles available to you. Normal pitching and Power pitching. It is a very well done and fun system which I find more interesting than the common methods found in other baseball games like power sliders and such.
As much as I appreciate and love the pitching in this game, I also feel it is an area of the game that has a lot of potential to be made better. Not so with how you perform your pitches but that each pitcher should have their own set of pitches. Along with that system it would more easily open the doors to having upgradeable pitches for each of the pitchers as well.

If you're familiar with baseball games and the game of baseball itself there is not much to go over with baserunning and fielding so I will not say much here.
The fielding feels good but I can see people getting a little frustrated with how quickly (or slowly in this case) your fielders will move. It feels very laborious at first but it is something you get used to and everyone's on the same playing field in that regard for the most part. You can make awesome diving plays if you time it correctly as well as jump walls to reel in those homers you'd all but given up on.
The baserunning, less to say here than the fielding. Pretty much your basic baseball game here except you cannot be picked off on base by the pitcher. The game uses an adaptive method, if it notices you are stealing a lot of bases it will start to give your runners less and less of a lead off. That is one point of the game where it is lacking and unfortunately simplistic.

The depth.

Yes, depth! In case you haven't been convinced so far that there is more to this game than meets the eye, hopefully this will make it a bit more evident.

As you play the game with your team in season mode you will be able to hire staff to help your team on their way. Each member of staff you hire will have 3 modifiers to offer your players in four different categories. Gear vendors, Trainers, Coaches and Stylists. Your players will start out with a few slots open and available to have modifiers placed in and their stats will improve according to the type of modifier you set. Each player can have up to a maximum of 7 slots for different types of modifiers that will be made available as you play through your seasons. Any extra slots and bonus modifications you have done will persist from season to season with that team and you will eventually be able to make your players superstars, for lack of a better term.
There is a bit of strategy behind this feature and you will also see the opposing teams players' improving in the same way as well. In some cases even quicker than your own players if you did not approach the proper staff or applied your modifiers poorly. For this part of the game I would recommend looking at SMB websites forums for a more in-depth description of the system itself just for a better understanding.

There is also a decent amount of statistics in the game including (but not limited to ;) ) BABIP, AB/HR ratios, walk and XBH percentages, OPS/OBP/Slugging, Total Bases, etc. And if by chance you don't know what any of these actually mean it is described in game.

One more thing that adds to the depth of this game is the highly adjustable and customizable difficulty system, called "Ego".
You can adjust the difficulty across the board, or you can go into what's called Ego mode and adjust the difficulty based on the positions you're playing. For example, you could have batting and pitching at 50 Ego, but fielding and baserunning at 80 Ego so the game doesn't hold your hand as much for those bits. It makes it very easy to find a difficulty which you feel comfortable playing at and that gives you a good run for your money sometimes. The difficulty goes all the way from 1 Ego, through to 99 Ego. Anything above 60-70 Ego (once you've gotten comfortable with how the pitches look and move) will give people who are familiar with baseball games a good challenge while at the same time feeling like it's a proper competition.

An unfortunate truth that has been a big disappointment to many about this game is that there is no online multiplayer, nor is there plans for there to be in this game. With any luck this game will have a sequel, which, from what I hear and have understood, online multiplayer will be one of the priorities for that as it has (quite understandably) been one of the most requested things by the community.
If by chance you happen to have friends within couch distance the game does have one of the most fun co-op playstyles I have seen for local multiplayer and a baseball game in general.


If you have stuck around to this sentence and read through the whole review I have written up, I commend you, and hope that this has given you a good idea to make a well informed decision. This game and the team behind it truly deserve all the support they can get for this game. It has amazing gameplay somewhat hidden behind it's cartoony facade.

Thanks for reading. :)
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33 of 48 people (69%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
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Ladies and gents, today in our Super Mega Baseball match between the mighty “Sirloins” and the muscly “Wild Pigs,” it is all going to be about which meat will be the toughest!

Now you have to pick who is going to be at the top of the batting order by looking very carefully at your players’ attributes and see who has the highest level of MOJO!

If you are pitching first, you will be presented with eight different types of throws and it’s up to you to get your 3 strikes! Depending on what is going on during a particular innings, the tension, the emotion or even the expectation of scoring points might make the batsman tense and sweaty! But wait, the pitcher is as anxious and on top of that he is absolutely buggered with no MOJO left in him/her!

Expect to see marvellous dives and acrobatic wall climbing catches executed by fun and cute characters.

You can elect to have an exhibition game for the fun of it or jump into a season, choosing how long a season will last - short, medium or long (consisting of 16, 32 and 48 games respectively with play offs). During the season mode, you will be able to hire staff to train your team and hopefully get more wins than losses, and other goodies such as upgrades.

I like the player customization due to the fact it simple and straight forward. The perfect KISS principle and you will have fun with this option.

In terms of the controls, I would suggest you look at the tutorial. It is well designed and will help you to get the feel of the controls. It will take you some time to master them. After all, plenty of things to do on a Baseball pitch! Also, I would recommend you play with a gamepad. It makes the game more enjoyable.

The graphics are cute, fun and the game runs smoothly.

Positives:
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- Good, cute and fun graphics
- Nice Audio
- Season option
- Nice and easy player customization
- Achievements
- Trading cards

Negatives:
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- Can’t see any so far

Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings is a well-designed game. Hardcore and casual baseball fans (like myself) will enjoy every minute! It’s fun, it’s hard, and it’s BASEBALL!

10/10

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