it’s awesome but....go read mines 😐
😑😑😑😑😑😑😑it’s fun and addictive and a great game to play👍and a whole lot of other things but I’m not just writing this review with a bunch of good comments and Emojis . 😐 every time when the ball stops rolling or flying , I sometimes press the collect button but every time I do that ..... a add pops up !🙄 and I still get the regular money . So if I press the collect button I might as well press the double button cause what’s the whole point of pressing the collect button when every time it gives me an add like EVERY SINGLE TIME !👎it’s annoying me . And I know it’s supposed to get money and all but like either what button you choose you have to watch an add ! 😑 that’s probably why the game has 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I usually give advice to apps to change there app a little to make it more better but I’m not anymore cause apps don’t take any ones advice they just leave the app just like that how it was originally made . But they might if there were an upgrade or update but anyways hate the ads ! REVIEW OVERRRRR . Oh and if there is a player reading this please put # stick with no ads At the end of your review it’s for people that don’t like apps with so much ads and thank you 😛 <3 oh anddddd if you are a girl it’s ok to play this if you like it cause I’m a girl even tho the game title is baseball boy doesn’t Necessary mean it’s for boys only and thank you again 😛 <3
# STICK WITH NO ADDS
NOWWW THEE REVIEWW IS OVER 😝
A ton of fun with a caveat
So Ive been playing this game for a bit now and I must admit it is a blast to play. Super easy and intuitive to learn and use, pick it up and put it down with ease. Perfect for someone like me who does not want to have to invest chunks of time playing if I don’t want to or can’t at the moment. So far, I do love the game. Ive not played long, but what I have has been a blast. What I don’t love is that between rounds, you win and claim coins to be used for upgraded items. They offer you 2 choices, take the coins or double your reward for watching a video. Cool, I’m down with that. The rub is that I don’t always want to double my reward, so I click just take coins. The issue I’m finding is that 90% of the time I’m being force fed an ad anyway without any reward. If I wanted to watch an ad, I would have chosen double my reward. I didn’t, so don’t force me to watch one. And I am choosing double my reward most of the time as it helps me build up quickly, so I’m not trying to avoid the ads. I just don’t want an ad between almost EVERY round as most ads are AS LONG as a round. That’s too high of a price to play this game. It shouldn’t be almost a 50/50 split between game and ads, thats way way too much. I don’t normally review games, but I do like this game and hope something can be done about all the ads so I can really fully enjoy this game.
Detailed Game Mechanics Review
The progression is fantastic. You can upgrade strength, speed, and bounce. Every time you upgrade them your stats improve by 10% and the cost of the next upgrade goes up by 20%. Every 1000 meters gives you a 5% strength boost and a 5% currency boost. Also every 1000 meters up to about 50k meters you will unlock a cosmetic bat upgrade. While you hit your ball around the map you will collect gems on the ground that are used to purchase cosmetic player upgrades.
DEVS: (in recent update: thank you so much for increasing the game speed. Unfortunately I think there is a bug in the game. I think it has to do with terrain generation. (Context: I have the iPhone 8 Plus, I closed out all apps on my phone including Baseball Boy, then I reopened baseball boy) I now hit the ball to about 90k meters before it hits the ground. Unfortunately the ground doesn’t load in time and then I’m instantly teleported back to the beginning to hit the ball again. If I purposely botch the hit so as to land around 70k-80k meters the ground catches up and I CAN play. I don’t know if this is by design, but because of this I can not pass 104k meters in the game. I have a video of everything I just explained if needed)
Do you even ad bro?
Do you like ads? I mean opening the game and watching one before playing once, like ads? What about seeing one after your first hit? Still not enough ads for you? What if I told you that you could watch one about every 20-30 seconds? I knew that would grab your attention. That’s right folks, if you want the game you play while you poo to be constantly interrupted by ads for games you’ll never download, then this is the game for you. Now I must give full disclosure and tell you that there is an option to not see the ads for a steep steep price of $2.99. But who’s gonna pay that when you get all the ads for free? Don’t just take my word for it. This is what Dave from Springfield had to say. “I’ve been playing for a week now and I’m in love. All these ads and they’re all mine. I left my wife and kids for the ads. We’re getting married in July.” There you have it, ads so good you’ll abandon your family for them.
*The game is fun. I wouldn’t pay for it even to get rid of the ads, but good for some time killing. It’s frustrating at times and it seems like you’ll collect all the different bats fairly quickly. The different characters not so much. But…meh…I’ll keep playing for a bit.
They have worked out the glitches I mentioned before. The game is fun while you are progressing. Really fun. Once you get to a certain point though it becomes a little mundane. I still open it once every other week though in hopes something new will come with an update to work towards. It’s a fun free game and will definitely keep your attention for a couple of weeks. Get ready to watch a lot of ads though if you want to make money to spend on upgrades. Good game. My first review was 1 star but after they worked out the bugs it is decent to play. 3 Stars. Hopefully they’ll continue the good updates on the game so it’s still fun once you’ve unlocked everything.
I got the latest update and I immediately had all the bats unlocked because I had already surpassed the update. The updates are always behind where I’m at and now I hit the ball and the screen goes green and just resets the map. Even if I get a perfect hit it just glitches and resets. I can’t even collect money because every hit it just glitches. It was fun at the beginning but now it doesn’t work. Used to be fun and now it’s horrible and doesn’t work. Please fix this. You had a great game for a couple of weeks.
Ok, good evening. I have been playing this game for about a week and have already surpassed both end of the bats challenge. I have all the bats and I feel as though it should be more. Also, maybe add a way to customize the ball, the batter and the environment to make the game even more entertaining. I think the windows should break when a ball hits it and the tree should just catch the ball when the two come into contact. You don’t really have to hit the ball perfect, sometimes it’s where you hit the ball. Another thing, what does the the colors around the ball after being hit perfect represent? Maybe add a special bonus skill in complement of the crucial extra bounces that you actually do get to make the game even more competitive. Why not add a challenge of up to maybe ten players, where players can add each other and escalate the competition of trying to hit the ball farther? This would allow players to compete for bonus cash, even more things to unlock, and bragging rights. This would go great being that I have gotten people to play and we all race to get to the end... Ps, there really shouldn’t be an end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s got potential for sure.
Full disclosure I spent the 2.99 to get rid of the ads as they are very overwhelming. As far as gameplay. I saw one person write you have to hit it dead center to progress. True to an extent. At first yes but after awhile from playing and offline collection, you can progress just fine. I almost find it more beneficial to hit more to the side as you can avoid buildings, curbs, lights, etc.
I read another review and literally spot on with my thoughts. I wish there was sound to this game it needs it. There also needs to be some extras in here as far as glass breaking when hitting cars and house windows. I also feel that there needs to be some added help for players. There is far too much to knock a ball down rather than help the ball travel further. The hills and extra tap bounces only do so much. Even then you have to hit it just right and hope you don’t hit another object. One thing that bothers me is I can hit it “perfect” and dead center it still ends up a hair off and drills a car or light post and kills the hit all together. All in all, it still needs work and can be improved but not a bad game.
I’m loving the new update and I was super excited to keep playing and getting further. Unfortunately yesterday I got to 90k meters and it stopped loading and I would be teleported back to the beginning. I then woke up this morning and saw that that problem was fixed so I got back on the grind, and then I got to 1,826,058 meters and because of the new updates I would next land at 2,829,765 meters and it is doing the same thing as yesterday. If this were to be fixed I would greatly appreciate it. Ok so I just got the new update that should have fixed it and looking back I probably shouldn’t have put my high score but now it is saying if I want to level up again I have to hit it 34million meters which is completely impossible especially since the my strength from the level I am got booted down 7000 percent even though I played the game legitimately and earned what I got up to. It is now impossible for me to level up and get higher. I am wondering if this is another bug and if this could get fixed again it would be greatly appreciated. And by the way the screen is still lagging when I touch the ground it starts flickering black and my score won’t be presented.
Ruined by Ads
I really want to like this game, and I feel it’s easily worth the $2.99 that they charge to remove ads, but I will never spend it to support developers like this. About 90% of your “gameplay” will be watching ads. After nearly every swing, an ad plays. Seriously. Every swing. At the end of your swing, you get the option to watch an ad to double your rewards, which I have no problem with. But when you decline that option, an ad still plays. When you log in after a while of being offline, you get the option to watch an ad to double your offline earnings, which can be significant. But each time I’ve tried it, I get a message that says “no video available.” So you have to skip that option and just go to the main screen, but then guess what? An ad plays. Unbelievable. I know free to play games need ad support, and I don’t mind that at all. The game gives you plenty of chances to watch optional ads to get rewards, and that’s a great system. But then shoving additional ads in your face to the point where you swing maybe once every two minutes? That’s not really a game anymore. It’s a fun game with great retro blocky graphics, but it’s ruined by an absolutely overwhelming number of ads. Apple needs to start banning greedy developers like this.
Addicted I was.....
I was addicted to the game and have been upgrading and had very good stats I even liked it enough to pay for the app not just using the free version..this new update comes out and causes the game to hit my ball like crazy and I could not ever finish a hit because it would go until it just reset itself back to the swing the bat screen...well after 3 days of this I tried to do all the updated with no avail...I had 92power, 104 speed, 101bounce and 84money collecting while gone...my longest hit was 303,000 because it randomly glitches during one of the hits the last 3 days and allowed that stat to stay so it bumped my guy to lvl 306 and I also had all the bats unlocked and all the player unlocked with 1,500 extra gems....now to this morning I had to run an update on my phone and it made me reinstall all my apps well apparently that means you reset the game and lose all stats and start back at the beginning....wow what a waste of time the last 2 months! Game was fun but this update stuff messing with the app then the update on the phone making me reinstall the app has really ruined it for me I am not starting back at zero.
So I downloaded this game yesterday and have already dedicated 8 solid hours of gameplay (sick with the flu don’t judge me). I found a few bugs too where if you hit the ball towards the barrier walls to the far left or right the ball will drop off the map. I’m currently hitting 39 strength 39 speed so I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it but it gets discouraging after a while.
As far as the game is concerned I really enjoy it but I think that I have to agree with what a number of people have said. If you really want to increase your distance it’s better to not go for the perfect hit. There are just too many obstructions and I’m not trying to challenge the design of the game because I do enjoy it but I think that it would be better if the developers made more obstacles for everything outside of the perfect line therefore making hitting perfect a much more rewarding experience. If you guys update and make those changes and add things in the perfect lane like ramps, speed boosts, etc. I think it will take this game to the next level.
Fun but not worth it
The worst thing about this game is the insane amount of ads. I broke it down, for every minute you get to play you spend 2 minutes watching ads. The game is pretty fun but seriously it’s not worth it. Not even for free. Now sure you could say that I could purchase the ad free version but I mean 2.99?? Are you kidding me? Maybe .99 I would have considered. But 3 dollars for a very repetitive game? There is no gain inside the game itself. Just the same thing over and over. It’s a time killer for a minute or two but that’s at best. There is nothing addicting about this game. The devs need to have a reality check here I think, you have a decent game (been done though a million times so this is not a new concept in any way) but 3 dollars to remove the ads that you have so selfishly spread throughout the game every few seconds. The App Store should pull games that do this. This is not cool. Maybe rethink your game devs. Remove some ads. If I was able to hit the ball 5 or 6 times before I got a ad then maybe I would enjoy it more. But after every hit? Wow. Greedy much devs? Anyways thanks but no thanks. Removing the app and you are getting a bad review. Maybe more people will follow suit here and do the same.
Game speed and content suggestion
I have been playing this game for a while and I love it! I just have a few complaints. The first is how easy it is to get to the end. I always seem to run out of content within the first one or two sessions of each new update. Maybe add more content or add missions that need to be completed for each bat outside of just hitting the distance. The other thing I would say is having a game speed option. I’m very far in the game and I still want to hit it huge distances, but I also like to see the journey that the ball goes on. My speed is incredibly high and the journey of the ball just flies by and I can barely keep up with my extra bounces or where the ball even is. I would suggest having an option to slow it down. Some people may like the speed and fast play can be helpful when time is a factor, but for me that is not always the case and I’m sure others will agree. But otherwise a great game that I would wholeheartedly recommend to others, and already have!
Nice game could use some updates
I like the game. It’s easy to learn and difficulty increases over time.
Some things worth noting for improvements:
Certain times when the ball is hit it never lands and you end up back at the beginning with nothing to show for it. Seems like a bug with rendering the landscape in time.
On my iPhone 6 once I had gotten further in the game (100k or so ::I’m guessing for the next issue I’ll describe after this one) the game became extremely laggy. Maybe a memory issue of some sort? It seems to get cleared up if you take the app out of the background and wait a while (seems odd but taking it out of the background and immediately reopening didn’t seem to fix the lag.) this lagginess makes it extremely difficult to place the arrow in the middle of the angle meter.
I recently upgraded to an iPhone X and figured I’d install the game here (couldn’t restore the new phone from backup because the old phone was on a beta iOS version) when I opened the app I expected to see my distance (retrieved from my Game Center score?) as well as achievements. I’m not certain how other unlocked items are stored but if the information is available via Game Center it would be great to carry into the new phone. Other data would probably need to be stored on a server. (Just a thought and probably not that likely to happen since restoring from backup would likely have worked fine if I didn’t jump to a beta iOS on my old phone).
All in all nice work.
Fun but needs work
By Time for a new nickname
(Update) with the last edit, I can’t hit the ball as far. Previous big hit was over 5 million. Now I’m down to 1.7 million. At least it doesn’t take 10 minutes now. Lastly, now the next level up is 227,221,500 meters. C’mon man!!!
I was on a flight and decided to try this game out. Within a few hours of sporadic playing with a little strategy, I’m now hitting the ball over 5 million meters. I have over 2 billion dollars. Seems like that would be fun, the problem is it takes around 10 minutes for the ball to land. You definitely need to figure out a way to speed that process up. The second problem is that when hitting it that far, it reaches terminal velocity, and falls straight down. That takes most of the 10 minutes. So the screen just flickers, the ball morphs into funny shapes and the distance doesn’t get any further. Little disappointing but still was a great way to kill a few hours. I’d like to continue playing, but don’t have the time to wait for the ball to land.
Fun for a few sessions
I downloaded this and instantly enjoyed it. However, as I played for about 30 or so minutes, I began to realize what the game actually is. There is no benefit to progressing as the map never changes. I was constantly expecting there to be a new place that my ball would go to if I hit it far enough, but no. It’s the same four places; hills with trees, desert, city, and river. This repeats until you’re strong enough to the point that the map won’t even load fast enough anymore and there’s no point in playing anymore. Speaking of which, hitting “perfect” causes way more harm than good. You’ll most likely hit a building when you hit it perfect and be sent backwards. The ads are infuriating as they are after every hit. This is clearly just a quick grab for money with no little effort out into the game. I even unlocked a character pretty quickly, so there no point in even paying.
Summary: Play this game a couple times, but do not pay for it. You can unlock everything you want pretty quickly. You’ll find it to be repetitive with no point in continuing. Don’t waste money that.
Hear me out
By In My Onion
I see a lot of people complaining about ads and as I do agree there are a lot, I think people forget:
1. These games cost money to make
2. Ads are how the developers get paid
3. The game is already free so dealing with ads isn’t that bad when we’re getting a free game.
With that, this game is really cool. I like that you can continue after obtaining all of the bats, but I do have some thoughts on improvement:
1. On the curbs on the street and the water, maybe add little incline ramps every so often, that way if you hit the right spot it’ll be a little jump for the ball. Instead of just hitting a wall every single time.
2. Sound would be cool.
3. I’m not sure if this already exists, but with each bat does the quality of the swing/ hit get better? Because it should and there needs to be a stats screen to show that.
4. I think after you win all the bats there needs to be more attention to the player other than continuously gaining distance. It’s enjoyable, yes. But there needs to be more incentive to keep going further. I think that would make this game very popular very very quickly.
5. Maybe the cars could also move? I think that may increase the probability of hitting something AND missing something giving the game a more reasonable difficulty but also making it more of a luck/ timing thing.
Anyways I hope this in some way helps or makes some ideas flow because I love this game and want to see it stay for a while.
A bit of potential, a lot of waste
Quick tip if you want to give it a try: If you force quit the app when an ad starts, you’ll save yourself 25 seconds per swing.
This game [We interrupt this review to bring you an ad] could have been [We interrupt this review once again to bring you another ad] a decent time-waster, but [We interrupt this review to bring you a third ad, please give us three dollars if you’d like us to stop hijacking your phone] the execution is sloppy, [We interrupt this review to bring you yet another ad] it’s nothing new, and as you level up, [We interrupt this review to bring you an ad] the game punishes you for aiming in [We interrupt this review to bring you an ad] the red unless you manage to stop the bar in the pixel-wide mar[We interrupt this word to bring you an ad]gin. A single swing gets you maybe 12 seconds of ball flying time, [We interrupt this review to bring you an ad] and then it’s back to another 30-second ad.
There is no way enough people downloaded this to push it into the top ten, and there is no way the four star average is legitimate. The app developer is clearly using a third party service to artificially inflate their presence.
Update ruined game
Updated and now every time I hit the ball, it soars to 117,000 Meters and then wham!! Back to at bat as if nothing happened. Literally can’t hit ball anymore. Game ruined... still not working after tweak fixed update. I liked the game but literally can’t swing the bat without an auto restart EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Updated- still not working. Ball got stuck at 1,807,355m and the ball is spinning in a black screen that turns teal green. Also had 35m in money disappear after last hit. Can we not fix the game for people who have advanced far enough to be at level 60+ across the board? I like the game enough to go back and check but it’s broken each time. Please fix! Will share screen if it helps.
***since latest update, issue resolved with forced restart. Back to a 3star game. Still glitches at times. My high score is somehow stuck at 34million Meters so I can’t come close to ever beating it now tipping out around 1m meters a hit. Would be cool to be able to adjust strength sometimes and play for accuracy. Just a suggestion. Thanks for fixing.
Great, with 2 big negatives
Great time waster. Dropped down from a 5 to a 4 for 2 key reasons, 1 of which can easily be avoided, the other not so much.
First negative: the adds. If the add free version was 99 cents or really $1.99 it would probably be worth it, but imo not worth it at $2.99 and literally there is an add after every turn. It gets annoying after a while. Can’t we get even 4 or 5 turns straight without an add, is that too much to ask for??
Number 2: having your total where your ball lands and not where it first hit, even where if it first hit was 800 meters further down. Not really noticeable at the beginning in about the first 4,000 Meyers or so, but there is NOTHING more frustrating then having a perfect swing when you’ve cleared 10,000 meters have that “perfect” swing hit a building, car, or lamp post and bounce backwards 500 to 800 meters. If the ball bounces backwards you should get forward progress, maybe something to consider for the next update.
The game recently had some pretty big updates to make the game more interesting, including an added leveling up piece which gives you additional strength on your hits. This was nice because before all there was were different bats as you reached various distances.
It has a major flaw, though. At first, you would usually level up a level after each hit, able to hit a little further because of the added strength your new level gave, but after about a week of this, they changed how easy leveling up is. My max was 4 million or something, and then, one day when I got on, it said I wouldn’t level up until I reached 136 million. It’s impossible to ever get even close to that because of how expensive strength upgrades are without leveling up and how many hits you have to do to even earn one (which might get me an extra 500k distance). So I’ve basically given up the game because it’s so impossible to grow anymore.
Too bad, cuz I thought this game was super fun, simple, and addicting.
Pretty fun game, but beware
This is a very simple concept game, simple to play and pretty fun too, but difficult to master. That’s ok, Mario is the same way. I will echo several other reviewers in that the amount of ads is absolutely ridiculous. I understand, free game=ads. I’m ok with that. But there is an ad after every swing or every other swing. It’s very difficult to play for more than a couple minutes because the ads are so overwhelming. The latest update seems to have gotten rid of the 30 second, unskippable ads so that is a step in the right direction.
This game needs sound. I can’t imagine why there is no sound. The developers don’t make enough revenue off of the insane number of ads to get the crack of a bat in there? How about glass breaking or a crash or thud when the ball hits something. Simple stuff in the current game development world.
Overall it’s a pretty fun game, but I don’t see any real longevity until those ads get under control.
Not worth it...
Ads. Lots of ‘em. Every 2nd swing. Sure, most are short and can be skipped, but it’s just too often. I got past 1,300m before I gave up. Strangely, there doesn’t appear to be sound either. Anyway, it’s boringly repetitive, lacking game depth, lacking sound, along with not being difficult: it’s not worth the $2.99 to get rid of the ads.
As for the people defending the ads:
We are well aware it can cost money to make a game. However, some games are made well enough to warrant revenue by any means, but they often don’t bombard you with ads with such frequency as this game does. Some of those games have to pay for servers as well, this one doesn’t even need internet to play it. It’s one of the worst I’ve seen so far regarding ad showing. I think this game was made to simply make money off of the ads that new players will put up with for a bit, and then make even more money by people who are too competitive to put it down and just end up paying the $2.99. This isn’t the first game to do this, obviously. Just trying to help people out to just think twice before spending their money.
By Ken 40
Updated Review: As of May 2, 2018, the issues listed below in my cons list has been resolved. Thank you developers. I've been playing a while and I've finished all the levels and unlocked all the characters and bats. I'm sure that more levels and characters will be added later, but the only issue that remains is there is absolutely no incentive to hit a perfect ball. After the first few levels, every perfect ball I've hit bounces backwards after hitting something in the neighborhood. Perfect balls do not travel as far as imperfect hits. Unless imperfect hits is the purpose of the game.
April 22 Review:
-No pop up ads. Just an ad banner along the bottom that do not interfere with game.
-You have the option to double your winnings by watching 30 sec video. With a little patience you can build up your winnings to purchase upgrades.
-You earn winnings while offline. And you have the option to double your offline winnings by watching a 30 sec video.
-The game is NOT pay-to-play like other games. Everything you need to up upgrade and progress thru the game can be done by playing. The only fee you can pay is to remove ads which is just a nonintrusive banner at the bottom.
-The game freezes frequently after watching a video and does not pay out winnings after watching videos.
-The game does not upgrade after watching a Free Upgrade video.