MLB Power Pros 2008 - Nintendo Wii
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- Exhibition Mode - Play a one-off match with your favorite team
- Success Mode - Work your way from the Minors all the way up to the Big Leagues
- Season Mode - Play through a full season and compete for the championship
- MLB Life Mode - Experience life as a Major Leaguer
- League Mode - Compete in a league with up to 6 players
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I spend about 95% of my time in season mode. There is plenty to do, although almost nothing has changed in season mode since last year. One thing in particular that I still like is the different simulation modes, where you can essentially let the computer play all the games, with the option to stop play before any batter and take control yourself. This can make it possible to play many games in a short amount of time each day. Season mode keeps stats in at least 50 different categories and allows you to sort by stat, by team, by division, by league...and also keeps all-time records. You can buy special bats and gloves, etc, to help your players practice more efficiently and raise their abilities between games (although progress takes time, a lot of time).
The batting practice mode is pretty cool too. You can customize the pitches that are thrown by pitcher, type and location, so you can work on hitting just inside curveballs if you want.
There are lots of frills like baseball cards with player bios and player batting and pitching stances/styles, and fictional stadiums that you can purchase with "frequent player points". There is the ability to create "arrange" teams with custom players, or to keep rosters updated. You can adjust the players abilities also and use these arranged teams in your season. I guess you could do this every year so that rosters are kept up-to-date. You can even create a 32 team league, and edit the team colors, uniform and mascot of a couple expansion teams.Read more ›
Overall, the season mode is still great. The computer presents a strong challenge and the statistics are realistic. I would like to see a more expanded minor league system which might include AA and AAA rather than just a few guys that you can bring up whenever you feel like it. The MLB Life mode is fun for awhile but it quickly gets old when you have to conduct each at bat for your player over the course of 162 games with no way to skip ahead AT ALL!!
I hate to be petty as this is still my favorite baseball game, but I was hoping to join up with an online league or at least have single matches this year. Still a wonderful game with a lot of features, but not quite a 5-star delivery.
There are many amazing little nuggets of realism here which truly set this game apart from its competition.Read more ›
Unlike baseball games made by EA (and others), some rookie, light-hitting second baseball isn't going to start hitting 550 foot bombs just because you're controlling them...there is a definite amount of realism here that isn't in other games.
Also...there are tons of modes. Some modes you don't have have to play "baseball," but more of manage it.
The only negative thing that, even after a couple months of playing the game, is the ability to control the base runners. It's way too complex. Something like.. with your left hand fingers, use the nunchuck stick to select the baserunner you want to control, and then with the wiimote hand, control the runner by advancing, returning to the base, or stopping. However, since I can't readily think of a better solution that would allow the flexibility of baserunning, I'll leave it at 5 stars.
Would recommend this game to any true baseball fan...with the ability to trade, and tweak player profiles (for performance), this game will have a ton of replay value...you can always have an updated roster!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the greatest baseball games ever made. I've probably put in over 100 hours creating new players and sending them to the big leagues alone. Really addictive. Great buy.Published 1 month ago by Micah
Came in the wrapping as advertised. Appears to be new. Fun game for baseball fans, taking up all my free time nowPublished on January 8, 2014 by Cody
had this game then traded it in when i got an xbox, now i have regreted it since! so happy im getting it back!Published on February 14, 2012 by lab98
If you're looking for a baseball game that you could have played on the original Nintendo, this game is for you. Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This is head and shoulders above any other baseball offering the Wii currently has to offer -- even after over three years on the market. Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by lawre179