Continuing the tradition started by such games as Mario Power Tennis and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Baseball brings a new brand of fun to the world of baseball. The game combines an intuitive hitting system with easy-to-learn fielding and pitching controls – making it an arcade-like experience that will appeal to baseball novices and hard-core fans alike.Play ball! Players pick captains, fill out their teams with their favorite characters from the Mario universe and hit the field in an easy-to-learn, hard-to-master ballgame. Each captain has a special Star Skill for pitching and batting, so whether players hurl fireballs as Mario or blast curving banana balls as Donkey Kong®, they'll experience baseball like never before.
Players can try their hands at Challenge Mode, where they must wander the land clearing baseball-related trials. Or they can sit down for a game in the Toy Field, where they hit balls at circles in the outfield to earn coins and other prizes. With multiplayer options for up to four players, wild, character-specific power moves, crazy mini-games and more than 50 characters from the Mario universe, Mario Baseball is sure to be the new favorite pastime.
In Challenge mode, players wander through a world of wild trials, playing mini-games to earn coins and power-ups, unlocking characters and clearing baseball-related challenges on their way to a showdown with Bowser.
Players can play exhibition games against a friend or take on up to three pals in crazy mini-games like Bob-omb Derby and Barrel Batter, each of which refines skills they'll use on the diamond. Or players can hit the Toy Field for a frantic, point-based game of pitch-and-hit.