Homerun Battle 2

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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App strikes out with aggressive stance, in-app buys, chat.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Positioning the bat where you want to swing is easy -- as is actually swinging it. Perfecting your timing, though, takes a while.

Violence

In one game mode, the player and opposing pitcher catch on fire, but it's meant to signify they're on a hot streak, and has no violent meaning.

Sex

An unlockable female player is very busty and wears a miniskirt instead of a uniform.

Language

Players can be exposed to inappropriate language during chats with other players, but multiplayer mode is optional.

Consumerism

The game very aggressively pushes in-app purchases, with pop-up ads.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Homerun Battle 2 is a homerun derby style game that ignores all but the most thrilling part of baseball -- the deep hit. Figuring out the targeting system is fairly easy, but mastering timing is another affair. The game, however, objectifies women and is very aggressive in its marketing of in-game currency (which can be purchased using real-world money). And the multiplayer mode allows unregulated chat between players. Users can also share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byMr. King December 19, 2012

Grow up!

Why is this site so overprotective?! This is a very fun App! It's very cool,you know!

Is it any good?

When it comes to gameplay, there's really not a lot of difference between HOMERUN BATTLE 2 and its predecessor. That's bad. The game also takes an oddly aggressive stance against players from the get go, forcing them to agree to a user requirement that includes the condition that they are "required to report bugs." (Isn't that the developer's job?) That's bad, too.

It's a multiplayer focused game that has unregulated chat between players. For adults, that's fine, but if your kid is playing, it could be bad. And it is one of the most aggressive marketers for in-app purchases around, sending pricing lists as notifications. The currency doesn't buy much (new hats, etc.), but the game demands a lot. And that's really bad. The gameplay's fun, but on the whole, this is an app with one too many strikes against it. 

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