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Mario Superstar Baseball Now Available
« on: August 29, 2005, 08:12:28 AM »
You'd better make sure Bowser isn't corking his bat.

Superstars of Nintendo Universe Invade America's Favorite Pastime    


Pitch a Curving Banana Ball or Power up to Knock One Out of the Park
   


REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe DiMaggio may be the greatest hitter of all time, but would he have been able to hit one of Bowser's somersaulting Bullet Bills?  Even the greats from America's favorite pastime wouldn't have a glimmer of hope against a crew from the Mario(TM) universe -- the true baseball champions.    


"Play ball" Aug. 29 with the launch of Mario Superstar Baseball(TM) for Nintendo GameCube(TM).  Players choose their captains from more than 20 beloved characters in the Mario universe, including Peach, Daisy, Yoshi(TM), Birdo, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Wario(TM) and Waluigi, who all have a unique Star Skill that allows them to perform a special move while pitching or batting.  Donkey Kong(R) doesn't feel the need for a bat and simply uses his boxing glove to punch the ball out of the stadium.  Watch out for Mario and Luigi's fireball pitches that light on fire or have Diddy Kong(R) throw the almost unhittable, curving banana ball.    


Rated E for Everyone, Mario Superstar Baseball is great for family fun.  The sparkling character personalities yield a highly entertaining game for both children and adults.    


"This easy-to-learn, hard-to-master ballgame features all your favorite characters in absurd rivalries," said George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications.  "Even the playing fields offer a glimpse into the characters' personalities, perfectly blending Mario and his crew with the time-honored sport of baseball."    


The mechanics of the game are just like real baseball, but with a Nintendo twist.  Spinning tornadoes may launch a fly ball into the cheap seats, and a floating item box might obstruct a shot to center.  Power up to hit a bomb or be safe and hit the ball in play.  Players also should watch out for rolling barrels in the field that will knock them over as they hunt down a ground ball.    


Play exhibition games for one or two players, or journey through the land to complete baseball-related missions in Challenge mode on the way to a showdown with Bowser.  Players also can beat multiple skill levels and compete against up to three others in mini-games that unlock new characters, features and stadiums.  Mario Superstar Baseball builds on the great collection of Nintendo sports games like Mario Golf(TM), Mario Tennis(TM) and Mario Kart(R): Double Dash!!(TM), which has sold nearly 2 million copies.  These games revolutionized their sports by embracing the Nintendo universe, subsequently enhancing the experience with creativity and originality.    


For more information about Mario Superstar Baseball, log onto www.mariobaseball.com.

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RE:Mario Superstar Baseball Now Available
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 01:19:02 PM »
I still say it should've been called "Mario Baseball", with "Mario Superstar Baseball" as the name of a possible "sequel", kind of like how Mario Power Tennis was the "sequel" to Mario Tennis.  (I also say Super Mario Strikers should be called "Mario Soccer."  Is that boring, or consistent?)

Let's see how Mario handles team sports, unlike golf, tennis, or kart racing, which were played as singles or doubles.  Then Mario could branch out into even more sports...is that a good thing or a bad thing?  I'll probably HAVE to play them all because I like Mario games...but now there are more Mario spin-off SERIES than 2D platforming Mario GAMES.

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RE: Mario Superstar Baseball Now Available
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005, 03:26:40 PM »
Uh like maybe MARIO SOCCER.  Which I think pretty much everyone liked more than Baseball (not that this game was bad at tE3).
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005, 08:02:00 PM »
Mario Sports: It's in the game.  

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 11:30:41 PM »
From one who doesn't have any baseball knowledge, "corking his bat" seems a very very odd turn of phrase indeed.
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RE:Mario Superstar Baseball Now Available
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2005, 12:50:28 AM »
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Originally posted by: Dasmos
From one who doesn't have any baseball knowledge, "corking his bat" seems a very very odd turn of phrase indeed.


corking his bat mean corking his bat you put cork (the same in thing that a wine cork made of) inside of the bat and the ball goes further but how do you turn a prase?
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2005, 01:07:19 AM »
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Originally posted by: Dasmos
From one who doesn't have any baseball knowledge, "corking his bat" seems a very very odd turn of phrase indeed.


corking his bat mean corking his bat you put cork (the same in thing that a wine cork made of) inside of the bat and the ball goes further but how do you turn a prase?

I don't know how someone would turn a prase, but a turn of phrase essentially is a way of talking, especially when it is distinctive.
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