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Can It Be? Derek Jeter Real Baseball Now $0.99

Derek Jeter Real Baseball has dropped dramatically in price from the usual $4.99 all the way down to a mere $0.99.  We reviewed this game not too long ago and found it to be one of the better baseball sims in the App Store, and the controls and graphics seemed to be the strengths among all the other great things.

A downside for some fans of the game may be the fact that the game includes no licensed players or teams.  That means you’ll be playing as the Anaheim Diablos and some other random name made up by the crafty minds over at the Gameloft studios.

Anyhow, $0.99 is a steal for a game of this quality, and if you’re into sports games atleast a small bit, you’ll find yourself enjoying this one.  Not convinced?  Check out the gameplay video along with our review; maybe we can push you off that fence.

Derek Jeter Real Baseball Review: America’s Pastime Becomes Yours

Baseball simulators are sorely lacking in the App Store, and we’ve seen more of the arcade type including Baseball Superstars 2010 and Baseball Sluggers.  The only real competitor to Derek Jeter would be MLB 2009, from no other than the MLB.  I found a lot of issues with MLB 2009, which ultimately lead to its deletion, but Derek Jeter seems to take this genre a step further and improves upon many of its predecessor’s flaws.

Likes

Graphics: I really liked the graphics in this one, and I must say that this has to be one of Gameloft’s more appealing games.  Yes, they’ve created visual wonders like Modern Combat and Gangstar, and Derek Jeter Real Baseball seems to be very close in graphical quality.  The player models were very detailed for a mobile phone, and I thought the animations were very well executed.  While the crowd was not very overwhelming, the actual players on the field were very well modeled.

Controls: Controls are a bit simple when it comes to batting and pitching, but they are definitely very responsive.  To swing the bat, either tap the screen or slide your finger up using the silver bar.  Pitching is accomplished by selecting a type of pitch, timing the power and accuracy, tilting the device to position the ball, then finally throwing it.  Both pitching and batting were well executed, and while the batting was a little bit too simple, the pitching controls were very well done.

Realism: The realism in Derek Jeter’s baseball game is very well done, and while there are some flaws here and there, the overall feel is very real.  When I’m batting, it feels like I’m actually batting and when I’m fielding the ball, it actually feels like I’m fielding the ball.  Pitching the ball also felt very realistic, and the overall game just felt like a baseball simulation game.  Baseball Superstars does what it does well, and Derek Jeter, in its own respects, does what it does well.

Dislikes

No Multiplayer: Almost all of Gameloft’s recent games include multiplayer modes, and Derek Jeter shouldn’t be an exception.  Just because it’s a baseball game does not mean multiplayer cannot be accomplished, and it would have been nice to play against my brother in a local Wi-Fi matchup.  Bluetooth multiplayer would have been fine also, and any option for just some type of multiplayer would have been fine.  Whether the time ran out or Gameloft wanted to release the game quickly, it still isn’t an excuse to not have multiplayer.

Players: It’s a shame that the players and teams names aren’t licensed, therefore, no real players or teams.  Currently, I’m playing with the Anaheim Diablos with many unfamiliar players.  While this wasn’t a huge deal-breaker for me, it may be for some baseball junkies looking forward to playing their team in this game.  The team licenses should have been made as it is a “real” baseball game, but I guess it is understandable.

Derek Jeter Real Baseball is a very good baseball simulator that I enjoyed thoroughly.  If you’re a fan of baseball at all, you’ll love this game to the death even without multiplayer and real player names.  It was fun, well executed, well designed, and consists of some very high production values we’ve seen Gameloft produce time after time.  I found this game to be a lot better than MLB 2009, and I’m sure you will too.

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Derek Jeter Real Baseball was developed by Gameloft, and I played through version 1.0.6 on my iPhone 3GS.  The price is $4.99.

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Derek Jeter Real Baseball Now On the App Store

We reported of Derek Jeter’s baseball game coming to the iPhone from Gameloft, and it arrived just in time for baseball season.  Seeing the Angels start out so well is a nice sign, and the arrival of Derek Jeter is an even better sign.  Baseball fans should be getting excited for this one, and while I’m not a huge baseball fan myself, this is definitely a well-needed game.

The graphics from the screenshots seem to be one of the strongest features in this game as it was in other Gameloft games like Dungeon Hunter and Gangstar.  There is also the ability to upload your best replays to Youtube, a feature that we’ve seen implemented in Firemint’s Cloudcell technology and Gameloft’s Real Soccer 2010.

Anywho, Derek Jeter Real Baseball is now available for $4.99 with no lite/free version available.

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Derek Jeter Real Baseball Coming to iPhone

You and I have to admit that the App Store is lacking in baseball simulation games.  Most of the App Store is covered with arcade baseball games like Baseball Sluggers and Baseball Superstars.  Well fear or fret no more, Gameloft has just sent word that Derek Jeter Pro Baseball is coming to the App Store.  The indication is that the game will arrive very soon, so don’t be surprised when the game pops into the App Store next week.  For now, check out these screenshots of the game in action.  The release version will have audio commentary (very similar to Real Soccer) along with some of the best animations and graphics on the iPhone.

Gameloft also has a contest going on with the following rules:

  1. Print the official target of the contest
  2. Record a video showing a spectacular and accurate pitch at the target.
  3. Upload the video on the contest website
  4. Users can then vote for their favorite videos.

The contest will end on November 15th and is restricted to the US and Canada only.

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