Super Mega Baseball may look like it’s all just fun and games, but it’s Mega Serious when it comes to representation of the sport.
Obsess to your delight over batting and pitching statistics, tracked across games and seasons. Advertise your greatness via the leaderboards!
All the details are there once you are ready to step up your game – jumping, diving, wall-catches, power-swings, and relay/cut-off plays.
Player performance on the field is modeled with 9 skills:
Capacity to hit titanic moonshots. Some say a dinger is a dinger, but that extra 100ft will leave opposing pitchers soul searching.
Knack for hitting the ball cleanly. Totally boring, but helps avoid those demoralizing strikeouts.
Raw speed on the basepaths and on defense. Excellent for embarassing opponents in rundown situations.
Hard to explain. You know that swagger you feel in your step after you finish a puzzle or drink some nice tea? Affects performance in pressure situations.
Affects both a player's ability to track hits, and to field the ball cleanly. Fewer rage-inducing, controller-smashing errors!
Raw arm strength. Keep those pesky runners at bay with a threatening hose.
Maximum pitch speed. Nothing sets the stage for a knee-buckling curveball like 100mph under the chin.
A pitcher's ability to curve the ball. Slide some dirty ones onto the edge of the plate!
Frequency at which a pitcher can effectively locate beanballs or other pitches.