Tap Sports Baseball
Mobile sports games have a difficult time competing with their console counterparts, especially when it comes to graphics. That said, a few titles manage to stand out with unique gimmicks. With this in mind, Tap Sports Baseball gives you a simplistic and fun simulation of America's favorite pastime.
Tap Sports Baseball simplifies the normal baseball simulation. It's an online turn based game where you take your at bats and then wait for your opponent to take theirs. The game is solely based on the offensive side of the ball. You tap the screen to hit, and if you have any runners on base, you are given the option before the at bat to steal, bunt or pinch-hit. The mechanics really simplify the game for people who are not the biggest baseball fans. Conversely, the game also keeps track of hitting stats for the people who are more into baseball.
Tap Sports Baseball has all the major league players. You receive a roster and can improve it by buying free agents or investing in coaches for your players. Think of it like a fantasy team. This allows you to help grow with a team or buy up all the best players as if you were the late George Steinbrenner.
If you connect the game to your Facebook account, you can play with your friends or against random opponents; solo gamers can battle the computer. All of these opponent options make sure you can always play the game.
While the game has all of the MLB players, it does not include any of the teams, uniforms, stadiums or team names. This hurts the overall package because some people connect more with a team, like the Yankees or the Red Sox, than they do a specific player.
You can upgrade and invest in different pitchers, but you don't do any pitching or fielding in the game. The pitching and fielding is done for you based on a player's stats. This can be very annoying because your fielders may commit errors or your pitchers might give up runs and you cannot do anything about it.
Tap Sports Baseball is a fun game for casual and hardcore fans of the sport. The game is very simple to play and has great stat tracking. Unfortunately, the lack of pitching holds the game back from being great.