- 1 An Introduction to MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
- 2 MLB.com Home Run Derby 17 : Gameplay
- 3 Features of MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
- 6 App Specifics for MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
- 7 Download MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
The MLB Home Run Derby first introduced in 1985 as an annual event to promote the MLB All-Star Game. Since then it has grown to record success and popularity and as such has its very own game simulations so players can not only passively watch the event but interact as well in arcade fun, tournament derby’s and challenge friends in multiplayer matchups!
Which raises the sound to arms, “Calling all sluggers!” The latest release from the official Major League Baseball Advanced Media simulation sports game is here! Home Run Derby 17 is filled with all of the greatest names from current series and sloggers of old, so be sure to read on for more!
MLB.com Home Run Derby 17 : Gameplay
With both single player story arcs and cutthroat multiplayer derby modes, players seek the sweet spot to let their bat rip and send balls flying! With “touch-and-drag to aim, release to hit” controls players can not only accurately swing for varying speeds and trajectories of pitches but can time their hits desired position of contact on the bat to direct balls to fly in preferred directions. Perfecting this can allow players to send balls to different targets that are set up in the outfield which upon hitting, can over huge multipliers and bonuses.
Features of MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
3 INSANELY FUN GAME MODES
* Multiplayer Derby Mode – It’s you up against the best competitors around the world in 8-player live multiplayer games and daily tournaments
* Arcade Mode – Hit as many home runs as you can before time runs out. Score extra rewards for hitting targets & special MLBuck balls
* Single Player Derby Mode – Build your skills in an authentic Home Run Derby against the AI
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
At the time of writing a very helpful glitch is present where when first starting out, players are rewarded a 1000 coin bonus in order to purchase their very first boost as part of the tutorial. Yet if players immediately close and then quit before purchasing the boost, then, reopen the app players are rewarded the 1000 coin present again. As tedious as it is, by doing it countless times, players can rinse and repeat to secure enough coins to purchase valuable bats, boots and gloves which would normally take days and weeks of gameplay! However! This can only be taken advantage of once as purchasing the boost ends the option to close the app and receive the bonus countless times.
Once gameplay has started however, players should also make the most out of doubling rewards by watching advertisements.
Practice Makes Perfect!
After each swing a brief note expressing swing speed and the ‘ghost’ position of the swing and pitch are shown. It is imperative to take heed of these tips and then adjust your swing to hit earlier or hold off to make contact later as well as learn from how the trajectory of the delivery changes as to where the ball ends up in the catcher’s mitt and adjust correspondingly.
Therefore, it is advised for players to practice in the arcade mode before moving onto the derby and multiplayer tournaments, since enjoying these modes cost tickets.
Personal Impressions // Review of MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
MLB Home Run Derby takes a little patience to get used to perfecting the timing of swings. Yet once comfortable with the controls, it is actually a fairly fun game. The graphics are substantial enough yet are definitely not containing any mind-boggling new age effects which is the same with the sound effects. Yet unfortunately as entertaining as the game is in short doses, the entire premise of the game is unfortunately set up as a pure cash grab / bait and switch scheme as players essentially only ever have access to the lowest / entry level tiers of players, gear and stadiums.
This regrettably syphons all desire to invest any time into the game as no matter how hard players grind, unlocking all players and stadiums through free gameplay is virtually impossible! Therefore, unless you are a devout, die-hard baseball fanatic, then perhaps here is a title that perhaps is not worth downloading. One and a half stars out of five.
App Specifics for MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
5.1.1 (iOS) (Last Update July 07 2017) (as at the time of writing)
5.1.1 (Android) (Last Update July 06 2017) (as at the time of writing)
323 MB (iOS)
89 MB (Android)
1,000,000 – 5,000,000
9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0.3 and above.
Rated for 4+
$0.99 ～ $99.99
Major League Baseball Advanced Media
Download MLB.com Home Run Derby 17
App Store : iOS
Google Play: Android
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