MLB.com Home Run Derby 14 Cheats And Tips
Hit a few for the fences.
With the Major League Baseball season in full swing, it won't be long until we see the All-Star Game, and of course, the Home Run Derby that ties into it. With this in mind, the league decided to get into the celebration early with
Download The Amazing Spider-Man 2: MLB Home Run Derby 14 for iPhone and iPad, which features all the grand slam hitting action of last year's game, but with several refinements.
Here are some tips that'll have you blasting a few out of the park in no time!
How do I play MLB.com Home Run Derby 14?
There are two control schemes to choose from - one involves a one-touch system where you hold down your finger to guide the bat, then release when the ball is over the plate; the other involves two fingers, with the first aiming the bat and the second doing a manual swing by tapping the screen.
Out of these, the first control method works best, and we suggest holding your finger just below home plate and moving it around to figure out where you want your bar positioned. This way, you'll see the ball coming and prepare to swipe accordingly. The second method doesn't work as properly as it should.
When it comes to hitting home runs, wait until the ball is right towards the plate, then take a shot. Sometimes it'll be a grounder; but other times, you'll blast it over the fence and add to your total.
The goal is to get as many home runs as you can before you build up 10 outs from pop flies and hits that don't clear the park. It can be tricky at first - and the opposition you're up against can be fierce - but keep practicing and you'll be a pro in no time!
What items are available for purchase in MLB.com Home Run Derby 14?
There are four general areas for shopping - bats, gloves, cleats and power-ups. Gloves and cleats are merely for appearance, and don't really change much of the batting experience. However, the power-ups can make a difference, including items like Eagle Eye (which shows the trajectory of the pitch so you can prepare for it), Power Boost (so you stand a better chance of hitting the ball for a home run) and Contact Boost (giving you a better chance to hit the ball).
As far as equipment goes, you can purchase better bats, which provide a greater chance at hitting the ball with power and accuracy. If you prefer, you can save your MLB bucks for more players, though you'll need quite a few bucks to acquire the heavy hitters. As for ball fields, definitely go for your hometown favorite - or Boston's park, which is rather nice.
How do I earn coins and bucks in MLB.com Home Run 14?
Win contests, that's how! Even if you don't score first place in home run contests, you'll be able to clean up on coins and bucks in a lower position. Plus, you'll earn extra bucks by completing certain Achievements in the game, such as hitting into a particular section of the field or blasting consecutive home runs. Go for them before you attempt to make a purchase using real money.
What happens when I run out of tickets in MLB.com Home Run 14?
You'll start with five tickets and spend a ticket each time you enter a new Home Run Derby tournament. Once you're out, you'll either need to wait for them to fill back up (in like an hour's time or so), or pay some money to refill right away. The choice is yours.
Do I need to pay for anything in MLB.com Home Run 14?
This game provides plenty of batting fun for no charge, but if you're a serious baseball fan - or just want to get back into the swing of things right away - you can invest in some MLB bucks, ranging anywhere from $1.99 for 25 all the way to 1,000 for $35.99. Coins are also available separately for purchase, but you'll earn enough of those over the course of the game.
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