Major League Baseball has two games being released this month of prominence, the first is MLB The Show ’17 which gets extensive run-time on this blog. The other is R.B.I. Baseball, which has done a great job providing a cost-effective alternative to that of it’s counterpart.
This year, R.B.I. Baseball will feature every official MLB stadium and over 1,000 official players from the game. It also helps that the cover boy is a guy we are a huge fan of, Corey Seager.
Here is a small snippet from MLB.com’s plug of the game:
Just like the classic R.B.I. Baseball games, R.B.I. 17 features fun, fast-paced gameplay. You can play in all 30 ballparks, track stats across seasons and build your roster from over 1,000 MLB players.
It’s hard to tell a lot from the screenshot above, but it looks like something we would give an initial shot to; especially at it’s lower price point. It’s going to be released on the PS4, XBOX One, all iOS and Android operations systems as well.
It’s been neat to see this game evolve over the years. As kids, this was the first video game we were ever offered. On the original Nintendo system, R.B.I. Baseball featuring the late 80’s Mets was what we wanted to play as much as we could. We kept our stats for our players in an old check book our mother gave us with a pencil.
It’s never easy to find the best sports betting games, or the best baseball video games for that matter; but this game seems to have enough authenticity that we will probably buy it just to have an alternative to the grandaddy of them all, MLB The Show.
There’s something fun and simple about playing a quick game of video game baseball and being able to do it with all real players – plus if you look at the screenshot above – the artist rendition of Dodger Stadium actually looks really nice.
We’re excited to see R.B.I. Baseball hit the market and bring baseball fans everywhere the same joy we had as kids back in the late 1980’s on the original Nintendo system.e to do it with all real players – plus if you look at the screenshot above – the artist rendition of Dodger Stadium actually looks really nice.
We’re excited to see R.B.I. Baseball hit the market and bring baseball fans everywhere the same joy we had as kids back in the late 1980’s on the original Nintendo system.
We’ve come a long ways since then: