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The teams are very varied with characters representing almost every race and nation imagineable.
Violence & Scariness
None - not even getting conked by a baseball
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It uses pro-athletes as kids, and team insignias and uniforms are shown.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's a wonderful diversity of characters available in this game. Characters range from David Ortiz of the Red Sox portrayed as a child to Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners and backyard kids with the names of Dmitri, Annie, and Maria. Yes, every team selected by the game has at least one girl playing on it. It does an excellent job of introducing children to the game of baseball and how to play it as a video game.
Is It Any Good?
What makes this game so good for kids is that the controls are simple. Flick the Wii remote like you are throwing a baseball to pitch and swing it like a baseball bat to bat. The force of the throw and the force and timing of the swing does make a difference but neither is too difficult for a child.
Two wacky commentators add to the fun. Plus, the game features "power ups" which are unusual powers that create unpredictable results. A "Slime Ball" covers the ball with goo so that when you hit it, and no one can field it. Another excellent feature is that the players have moods. Good days, Okay days, and Bad days affect players' performance on the field.
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