Baseball Has Evolved… Super Baseball 2020 is Here!
Baseball has evolved into a sport no longer just played by man in Super Baseball 2020. This is a game played by men, women and robots. What?!? Robots you say?? Yes, this is robot baseball. The humans do have armor that can be powered up to try and level the playing field (The robots can also power up).
This game is much different than your normal baseball. First off, home runs can only be hit in the dead middle of center field. With players this advanced, that was most likely the only option. Glass now covers the spectators in the other outfields and foul zones for protection. Balls hit onto this glass will bounce around and still be a fair playable hit. Players can jump high and rocket dive for balls, there is an extra high jump zone directly in front of the home run zone. There are also stop zones directly behind first and third bases, where rolling balls will stop dead.
There are 12 teams stretched across 2 leagues, the Exciting League and Fighting League. My personal favorite team comes from the Fighting League and is called the Mechanical Brains. It is an all robot team ( except for one random woman). I like them just on the grounds they are different, but an all robot team does have its flaws. With human players, they only seem to get tired from pitching and it takes a while. The robots will get tired from running, diving, jumping, getting hit by a pitch, etc. This puts the robots at a disadvantage. They will start sparking as they wear, followed by smoking, and ultimately breaking down. Performance is hindered at each one of these states. Upgrades can also be done, the robots just get 3 tiers of robot upgrades, Humans get 3 tiers of hitting, pitching, and fielding upgrades. Humans also have the ability to be “upgraded” into robots. (I feel they just get replaced unless this is some Dr. Robotnik stuff going on..). Upgrades are paid for with money, which is made and lost during the course of the game. Your team may get money for getting a hit, and the other in turn for letting a hit happen. The biggest cash boosts come from home runs.
All in all, Super Baseball 2020 is an interesting refresh of the game of baseball. All the additions definitely make for a much more exciting game. I would have to recommend it to anyone even mildly interested in sports games. I’m not a huge sports gamer myself so that’s saying something. Id have to give Super Baseball 2020 a 7/10