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  • Publisher: MLB.com
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 2430.9 MB
  • Version: 1.02
  • Price: $4.99
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App description: R.B.I. Baseball 2017 returns with fast-paced, high-octane, pick-up-and-play baseball action.

REQUIREMENTS NOTICE: Requires 1 GB RAM.  Not compatible with iPod Touch (Gen 1-5), or the original iPad Mini, iPad, iPad 2, or iPad 3. R.B.I. Baseball 17 is ONLY compatible with the following devices: iPad 4, Air, Air 2, Pro, and Mini 2, 3, 4; iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus; iPod Touch Gen 6.

Take control of your game with reactive pitching and batting for in-the-moment decisions. R.B.I. 2017 is packed with 30 authentic ballparks, advanced stat tracking, season game sims and roster updates throughout the season. Your breakout MLB season is here, you better come ready to play!

FEATURES:

Accessible, Fast-paced, Fun: Play a full nine-inning game in under 20 minutes with intuitive two-button controls.

Awesome Game Modes: Season, Postseason and Exhibition, including season saving and simulation capabilities.

Authentic MLB Experience: Play with all 30 MLB teams, 30 detailed ballparks and over 1,000 MLB Players with authentic stats and attributes.

Your Team, Your Way: Modify your lineup with complete MLB rosters or play classic R.B.I. Baseball rosters. Stay current with downloadable roster updates throughout the 2017 season.

Stats: Track your season stats by team, player and league leaders across multiple seasons.

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JohnnyDNGRSLY's comments:

No word on whether MFi controllers are supported, but I'm not betting on it.
03-28-2017, 12:10 PM
#2
Curious if there are any actual improvements from last year. 🤔

03-28-2017, 01:25 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by hippiesrlame View Post
Curious if there are any actual improvements from last year. 🤔
Improved performance would be my hope. Even on the newest devices (iPhone 6s and iPad Air 2) last year, the framerate struggled to stay near 30.

On-screen buttons, though, seems so 2012…
03-28-2017, 02:06 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyDNGRSLY View Post
Improved performance would be my hope. Even on the newest devices (iPhone 6s and iPad Air 2) last year, the framerate struggled to stay near 30.

On-screen buttons, though, seems so 2012…
How do you measure framerates on idevices?
03-28-2017, 02:46 PM
#5
I just tried RBI Baseball 2016 earlier this month, and really didn't have as much of a problem with it that I thought I would after reading what people said.

To compare, though, 2017 feels like I can see the ball a little better when pitching/batting. The graphics look very similar to 2016, unfortunately. I prefer the more realistic muted colors of 2015. The animation seems fine on my iPhone 6, iOS 10. Saves work like they have for the past couple years. One time, a runner of mine on 2nd didn't advance at all even though one of my batters hit one into the far corner. By the time I noticed and manually told him to go to 3rd, it was too late. That kind of thing only happened once though.

I'm guessing it is very much 2016 with an updated roster, new UI, and maybe a tweek or two to the gameplay.

For me, it's all I really need from a mobile arcade baseball game.

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03-28-2017, 03:07 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: NYC suburbs (New Jersey)
Posts: 1,447
This is getting poor reviews in the XBOX store, but it's good that you mentioned the increase in the size of the ball. In last year's version, it was extremely difficult to see the ball crossing the plate. I thought I was hitting a piece of popcorn.

Hoping there will be an official review for the consoles as well as iOS.
03-28-2017, 03:20 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 251
Do you still have to move your batter around while trying to hit the ball? I always hated that mechanic.
03-28-2017, 04:10 PM
#8
Lack of ball visibility has always been my beef with this game. Even on my full size iPad Pro I was always guessing.

If someone would be good enough to upload a brief gameplay video I would be very grateful.
03-28-2017, 04:51 PM
#9
I'd buy this but the file size is killing me, Smalls!
03-28-2017, 06:45 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by islesfan View Post
Do you still have to move your batter around while trying to hit the ball? I always hated that mechanic.
Yes, you do. It's a classic mechanic that RBI Baseball has always had since the first one on the NES. That's the one I played all the time. I'd sure love to have those graphics as an option within this app.