TGWK’s Review – Batter Up Baseball v3.3 (iOS)

Batter Up Baseball by Skyworks Interactive is a game that centers around the home run derby aspect of baseball.  Because this is a mobile game and in my opinion mobile games should never be long and drawn out, I am quite glad that Batter Up Baseball does not focus on the entire game of baseball. Instead, it focuses on what is probably one of the more exciting aspects of baseball, which is the home run derby. By concentrating on just this one mode, Skyworks has created a game that is fun, exciting, and accessible, even to those who might dislike the game of baseball.

Graphically, the game is pretty impressive. All the objects in the game are rendered in 3D and although not as polished as something you would see on a PSP game, it’s still impressive nonetheless. They’ve taken a more realistic approach to the game instead of some of the more cartoony type games out there. Audio wise, most of the sound effects seem quite authentic and the game even includes your typical baseball themed music clips.

Controls in the game aren’t too hard to learn. Once the game starts, you swipe down to get your batter in the ready position. The lights over the pitching machine will then go from red to green. As soon as the ball is in the right position, swipe up on the screen to make your batter swing. The harder you swipe, the harder he will hit the ball. It sounds a lot easier than it really is though as it took me multiple tries until I figured out the proper way to hit correctly.

Batter Up Baseball is a fun, casual game that gets right into what I consider the funnest aspect of baseball, which is just hitting the ball. Sure hitting the ball takes some practice in this game, but once you get the general idea, you’ll be hitting home runs in no time.

Batter Up Baseball is available now in the App Store for $0.99. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Description

Always thought you were major league material? Then suit up and hit the field with BATTER UP BASEBALL™ from Skyworks®, creators of the best quality and most fun sports and arcade games on the iPhone/iPod touch!To bat, tap screen on top and drag your finger down (but not below the game picture area). Red lights will turn green, and a pitch will come your way. Hit the pitch by flicking your finger up. Once the ball is in flight, you can influence its direction and speed using the accelerometer by tilting up/down or left/right!

KEY FEATURES:
– HOME RUN RALLY MODE – Swing for the fences as many times as you can!
– ARCADE MODE – Hit home runs while aiming for a variety of animated billboards!
– FULLY 3D REAL-TIME RENDERED BALLPARK AND BATTER
– ACCELEROMETER CONTROL – Influence the ball’s flight over the fence!
– FULLY ANIMATED BONUS TARGETS – Hit these to earn extra swings!
– SOUND VOLUME CONTROLS
– LOCAL HIGH SCORE BOARDS

After you play BATTER UP BASEBALL, try FIELD GOAL FRENZY™ FOOTBALL and other hit titles from Skyworks, including ARCADE HOOPS BASKETBALL™,GOAAAL! SOCCER and ARCADE BOWLING™. Or, just search for “Skyworks” in the App Store search bar, find your favorite games, and have fun!!!

Look for more new games from Skyworks COMING SOON!

Skyworks – Find YOUR Game!

[via App Store]

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