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May
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The last time an RBI Baseball game hit store shelves, it was for the Sega 32x. Even in its heyday, few people knew what that Genesis-era console add-on was, and even fewer owned one. Now, two decades later, the game has returned for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, along with mobile devices.

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The original entry in the series was the first video game licensed by the MLB and the first use the names of real players. This time around, the game includes all 30 baseball teams and 480 athletes. The characters are all tweaked based on their real-world stats.

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The game is designed to be quick and easy to play, with virtual athletes able to complete 9 innings in under twenty minutes. That's just enough time for a ride on a commuter train or carpooling in the backseat.

The full game is available for $4.99, around the price of a couple hot dogs on game day. That's not a lot to ask for a quick visit to this ol' ballpark. Step through the gates below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • ddpacino

    Hot dogs at my local games cost much more than this game, lol. Last time I went, I bought a $10 turkey sandwich... probably the best sandwich I ever ate, though.

  • didibus

    Is this game controller friendly?

  • bearballz

    "The price of a couple dogs on games day"? I wish, I was at U.S. Cellular field last week and a hot dog is $5.50.

    • Brendan

      That Bases Loaded is a monster there. My brothers split one the last time we were there. Keep in mind these are two kids not even in their teens yet, so ice cream is like heaven for them. They couldn't finish it together.

  • WhoaManWtF

    I also vote in on the cost of a hot dog on game day? AT&T park I was pretty drunk but it was more than 5 bucks for a hot dog..

  • Brian

    Any idea of device compatibility? Droid MAXX out in the cold here. Shame... this would be an instabuy if it was compatible.

  • Anthony

    We'll at least android users can rejoice while xb1/ps4 users have no clue when we might see the game available for us. RBI does not care.

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