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App description: Simple and addictive baseball game for those who just want to keep hitting the ball!

The objective of the game is to hit the ball towards the direction of the arrow that pops up each time the ball is thrown.
By continuously hitting the ball in the right direction, you will build up combo points!

Swing the bat by touching the button on the low-right corner.
Play around a while and you'll get the feeling of the timing to hit in the direction you want to hit towards.

Recommended devices:
*3rd Generation iPodTouch32GB64GB models
10-29-2009, 11:23 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,272

Oni Baseball is certainly not a bad game so long as you know what your getting. Its basically like a game of batting practice. The ball will be pitched to you quickly over and over again. Each time right before the pitch an onscreen arrow will indicate where the game wants you to hit the ball... left, straight, or right. So basically you either wanna swing early to pull the ball, hit it dead on to send it straight, or swing a little late to hit it the other way. Obviously its all about timing and reflexes. The way you score is to hit the balls where the arrows indicate as many times in a row as you can without screwing up. The "combo" number above you just means how many balls you have successfully hit in a row while following the directional arrows. At the bottom of the screen is your best amount of balls hit in the right direction, a number you will try to beat all the time while playing.

The controls in the game are very responsive, there is no delay at all in your swing. The ball makes a sound when it hits the bat like a metal bat hitting a baseball, other than that there is little additional sounds. Graphics are what you see in the screens, nothing more.

For a game with such a simple concept, its actually pretty fun. Its one of those "I only have a few minutes to spare, I think Ill play this one" games and for the most part it serves that purpose well. Its a shallow game, but I was happy with the $.99 purchase given that I found the game somewhat addicting, inexpensive, and good for moments when you only have a matter of a few minutes to mess with here and there.
10-29-2009, 11:25 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,272
Also, a reminder from the app description...

Recommended only for the users of:
*3rd Generation iPodTouch(32GB、64GB models)