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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 22 votes out of -1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    258,755
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 29, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (Two teams, one game); $39.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    236.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    33
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This second edition of MVP Baseball improves quite a bit from its first release, fixing glaring omissions such as bull-pen pitchers and coaching visits to the mound, and completely revamping the hitting system. The pitching-and-defensive system is tighter as well, with a console-style control scheme that's much more enjoyable with a game controller. The demo only allows one three-inning game between the Red Sox and the Yankees, but it's a good introduction to the gameplay mechanics. Unfortunately, management-simulation features are only available in the full version.

The graphics and audio in the game are fantastic. Giants announcers Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow offer fantastic play-by-play commentary, with detailed info about each player. The atmosphere of the crowd also is impressive and realistic. Customizable replays show the nitty-gritty details, and MLB superstars have their own signature home-run celebrations. The unique pitching system uses a well-designed meter for gauging accuracy and location, but a dual-analog controller is essential for any success hitting or fielding. The left analog stick controls your players' movements, while the right-analog stick (which can be simulated with the Shift key plus directional buttons on the keyboard) performs dives and jumps when fielding, initiates advanced sliding techniques on the bases, and aims your bat at the plate. Using the Pure Swing System to direct your swing is impossible without a controller. Although the game loses some points for antagonizing gamers sans controllers, the strong graphics, quality gameplay, and excellent attention to detail earn the demo high marks.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher EA Sports
Publisher web site http://www.easports.com/
Release Date March 29, 2004
Date Added March 29, 2004
Version 1
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Sports Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, 700MHz CPU, 128MB RAM (258MB RAM for Windows 2000/XP) DirectX 9.0 compatible 32MB video card
Download Information
File Size 236.6MB
File Name mvp04_pcdemo.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 258,755
Downloads Last Week 33
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Two teams, one game
Price $39.99
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