Parents' Guide to

The Cages: Pro Style Batting Practice

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Poorly executed batting practice simulator.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Perfect for Those Wanting to Improve Putting Wood on a Pitched Ball

Prelims, good stuff. Engages eye/hand coordination for hitting various pitches. Difficult, but makes you more determined. Definitely not a game, but a simulator for batting.

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Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

As a video game, The Cages: Pro Style Batting Practice isn’t a very entertaining title. Most baseball games include a home run derby as a single mini-game, but this game's entire shtick is batting.While the game is supposed to teach some basic batting skills and instruct on how to identify pitch types, it’s execution is so different from reality that playing this game would likely confuse young athletes. During practice, the game does show a replay of your swing to help teach the basics, but without the Wii Motion Plus adapter this isn’t going to help much. And when you do attach the Wii Motion Plus add-on, the batting practice becomes so difficult that kids will be frustrated rather than eager to learn.

The Panel Baseball and Multiplayer modes allow for more than one player to share a single Wii Remote, and keep more players involved. The in game music and visual presentation are very bland, and definitely not close to what the Wii is capable of.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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