Review: Nintendo Switch Is Getting Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition is more or less the same (and that’s a good thing).
I have made it no secret that Super Mega Baseball 2 is my favorite baseball game ever. Not popular non-MLB licensed baseball game. Not very popular baseball game in arcade-style. My favorite baseball game. And before I go into this new switch version of the game – which includes the previously released DLC, let me tell you why.
I’m never one for a hardcore video simulation of a sport. Of course nothing against them – millions of other people like them, and I can understand why. I just never got into it. I also like baseball – I’m a big supporter of my hometown Cincinnati Reds – but I find it difficult to keep up with all the games, players, trades and so on. I find it hard to follow this with my work here, watching my daughter being generally lazy.
So, an arcade baseball game that can be played as a sim, but does not have to be, is super attractive to me. And SMBB2 (I call it that because I guess someone might think I’m talking about Super Mario Brothers 2, maybe I do not know) is just that.
A whole league of fictitious players, each one carefully designed and playing for teams with different names and stadiums. In the teams also players of both sexes are represented, why not? If you want to be a misogynist, play a baseball game that does not have that. Sheesh.
Every aspect of the game, from pitching, hitting, fielding, base running, etc., has a very intuitive control. The developers’ Metalheads also eliminated some aspects – such as pick-offs on Baserunners – to optimize the experience. It may seem strange at first, but you’ll find that you do not really miss it.
Well, I could go on and on, but you understand. At least that’s what I hope.
This switch version of the game is essentially the same game with which DLC included, for a low price (you can not get this version on other consoles, too). It’s actually quite satisfying to play the game with two separate JoyCons – there’s no motion control as far as I can tell (I would not use them otherwise, to be honest), but the way the controller is set up, is really much more fun.
There are many online competitive modes and many tools to design your own players and teams. So if you’re not really in love with the teams the game offers you, just make your own Mr. Picky Pants.
If you love baseball (or just like it) and you have a switch, this game is more than worth it. Actually, it’s more than worth it on every platform. Get him.