Review: Baseball Riot (Xbox One)

Baseball Riot is a fun physics based puzzle game packed with slapstick comedy and mayhem!

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Pros:

  • Hand drawn cartoon graphics.
  • Gameplay is a physics puzzle game. You hit a baseball at enemies, Bouncing the balls of the walls and floor.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Simple asy to use controls. Aim with the stick and press A to fire.
  • Great timewaster.
  • Really easy to get into.
  • Collect stars in a level to unlock further levels.
  • Bonus optional side mission for the area to earn bonus stars.
  • Earn extra balls in game.
  • Literally 100’s of levels. Each square if the map has a dozen or so levels in each. And with a load of squares, You won’t be finishing this game anytime soon.
  • Many enemy types bringing more puzzle feels to the game. Some enemies can only be hit from behind as well as other enemies who can catch the ball.
  • Precise aiming bar.
  • Clever level design.
  • Humour throughout.

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Cons:

  • Repetitive gameplay.
  • Three starring levels is kind of a non-starter as it is not that important.
  • Feels like a missed trick to not have ball powerups for yourself.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Proper online leaderboards would at least add more competition to it all.

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Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!