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Baseball Riot Quick Review


Developer: 10Tons Ltd.
Publisher: 10Tons Ltd.
Format: Playstation 4
Release Date: Janurary 19th, 2016
Copy provided by publisher

Baseball Riot is a physics based puzzle game. It's also the sequel to Tennis in the Face. This time around though, players are tasked with helping Gabe Carpaccio take vengeance on corrupt energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. and his former baseball team.


Baseball Riot is easy to just pick up and play and the gameplay is pretty simple. Smack the ball off of walls and platforms to knock out many targets as possible with each hit. There are also explosive crates, cans etc. that you can use to take out your foes and some obstacles that will take out your ball. If you've played Tennis in the Face, which I recommend if you haven't, the gameplay in Baseball Riot will be familiar to you.

The biggest difference between Tennis in the Face and Baseball Riot is the addition of stars in each level that you will need to collect in order to advance through the 8 regions. You don't have to collect them all to progress, but you will need to collect a good amount of them. There are three stars in each level and 100+ levels.


Trying to figure out how to knock out all the dudes and collect enough stars to advance can make for a pretty challenging experience, but not too hard. A little experimentation with hitting balls off of different surfaces will reveal the best way to go about getting it done in no time. I found most levels have a "sweet spot" to bounce a ball off and maximize each swing. I assume this to be true for all the levels, but I haven't found them all, yet.

All in all, Baseball Riot is a good time. It's fun to start up the game and smack dudes in the face with baseballs. Finding the right spot to bounce the ball off of to collect all stars, knock out all dudes and earn extra balls is pretty gratifying as well. With over 100 levels to complete, along with over 300 stars to collect, the replay value is pretty high. Not to mention it's only $4.99USD on all consoles and cross-buy on Playstation 4/Vita!


Summary:
+ Easy to just pick up and play
+ Replay Value
+ Price
+ Cross-Buy

Score: 8/10 "Great"

What I played: 15+ hours across 3 platforms, Playstation 4, Vita & Xbox One, completing every level on each, unlocking all trophies and achievements.
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