Although I’m the furthest thing from being a baseball fan, Wannabat Plus takes the core mechanics of what makes baseball fun, pitching and batting, and tosses out almost everything else…like standing in the outfield. Because of this the gameplay plays as one-on-one which means that the rules are slightly changed but the basics are still all present (balls, strikes, fouls, and outs). Focusing on these positions creates a much more action packed version of baseball than I grew up with.
No mater if it’s your turn up to bat or pitching, Wannabat Plus remarkably remains fun. In pitching mode you can use one of many power-up throws (these are unlocked the more you level up) as well as changing the arch of each throw. This along with a timing system creates a full fleshed pitching system that gives you a lot of variety while never becoming overly complicated.
The batting side of things is laid out almost in the same manner. Place your bat where you think the ball will be thrown and time the release of your bat to activate the swing. Besides this, there’s also a few different options that you can trigger such as a power swing. So as you can see, being either the pitcher or the batter gives you enough variety to keep things challenging as well as keeping your opponent on his/her toes.
Wannabat Plus is the baseball game that keeps on giving. First off are the great AI matches that will surely give most people a challenge. Then there’s the ability to play one-on-one with a real person (PvP). This mode is always fantastic since there always seems to be people online to play with.
You can customize your players clothes and bats. Doing this does two things: your character becomes your own, and you can level out clothing which’ll level up your character. When you level up your character you can unlock special pitches and become a stronger batter! What can I say other than Wannabat Plus is pretty damn sweet.
The Bottom Line: 9.5 (Super!)
Wannabat Plus includes amazing graphics along with gameplay that anyone can pick up. Baseball fan or not, we highly recommend to step behind the plate with Wannabat Plus.