Baseball is rapidly following in the footsteps of NFL football in that it is no longer just America’s game. Major League has followers across the globe, even in far-flung locations like Australia and Japan.
Wherever you might live, this is always a frustrating time of year for sports fans, with the NFL season almost forgotten and the MLB baseball season still several weeks away. Fortunately, a combination of technological advances and baseball’s new-found global popularity means there is an incredible choice of baseball-themed games out there. The following are all worth a try and can be instantly downloaded onto your iOS or Android device.
There’s surely no better way to keep yourself entertained and also to get your mind into baseball mode, so give them a try.
MLB 9 Innings 23
Since its first release in 2016, MLB 9 Innings has been the go-to for baseball fans looking for a free mobile baseball game. Tens of millions of downloads later, it is as popular as ever. The most recent version, MLB 9 Innings 23 was released last month complete with up-to-date player uniforms, team logos, and so on.
It is very easy to play – if anything, a little too easy. That can be a problem after you have been playing for a while, but the good thing is novices will not be overwhelmed or frightened away. Also, be aware that this is more a game of strategy than skill. Yes, you still need to connect to get that home run, but success overall depends more on the work that you put in in the locker room and which cards you play than reactions on the field of play.
For what it is, MLB 9 Innings 23 is a crowd-pleaser that will certainly keep you entertained till the new season, and it won’t cost you a penny.
Baseball Frenzy casino slot game
We mentioned earlier that baseball has an international fanbase these days. Here’s a mobile game that is a massive hit with Australian fans, as it combines two of the nation’s major passions – sports and pokies. The clichés are true, Aussie gamblers love their slot games, or pokies as they are known in Australian online casinos, and this baseball-themed offering from Dreamtech checks all the boxes.
The game has an average Return to Player (RTP) of 97.12 percent. If you know anything about slot games, you will appreciate that this is well north of the average for this sort of game – most popular slots have RTP in the 95.5 to 96.2 percent region. Medium volatility means a good balance between the size and frequency of payouts. Big wins are available, but you might have to be patient.
Cascade features keep the gameplay interesting, and the free spin bonus round can really generate some nice returns – unfortunately, it only triggers occasionally. All in all, if you love baseball and enjoy real-money slot play, this one is well worth seeking out at your online casino platform of choice.
MLB Perfect Inning – 2022/23
Another big name, this free game has more realistic action than MLB 9 Innings. The 2022 version is there for the taking right now, or if you’re willing to hang on another week or two, the 2023 update is expected to be released before the start of the new season.
Whichever version you choose, the game engine is second to none, and every pitch, swing, or throw is the result of painstaking work by the developers.
One of our favorite features of MLB Perfect Inning is the choice of different game modes, from practice mode to Franchise Mode to Live Season to PvP to Rank Missions. This last mode is arguably the most fun, as it provides an option to play in cooperation with other players, not just against them.
Baseball Superstars – the baseball RPG
Here’s another international take on baseball that provides a truly unique approach to the game. Based on the Korean Baseball league and developed by Seoul-based Gamevil, it has been one of the most popular game franchises in South Korea for the past 20 years. Now, with Baseball Superstars 2022, it is gaining the international plaudits that it deserves. The game combines traditional arcade-style sporting action with aspects of RPG in its story arc, all wrapped up in visually arresting anime-style graphics.
Traditional “My League” mode places the player in control of one batter or pitcher. You can change the player’s name and appearance as you wish and must do your best to contribute to team success. There is also a “season” mode, in which you can control each player and therefore have a more direct impact on whether the team wins or loses.
With 17 million downloads and counting, Baseball Superstars is probably the most popular mobile baseball game that you’ve never heard of. Now the secret is out of the bag, so give it a try.
Baseball Clash – real-time play in cyberspace
If you long for the days of meeting up with like-minded friends for an impromptu game at the local park on a summer afternoon, Baseball Clash allows you to roll back the years in cyberspace.
Simply log on, create your league, and invite your buddies to join you. Best of all, if you feel like a game but there aren’t enough other players online, the computer will generate AI players to make up the numbers and they will play at a similar skill level.
The gameplay itself is intuitive and takes all of a minute to learn, so you can just get out there and play with minimal delay. The graphics are impressive, there is very little lag and it is a whole lot of fun.
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