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MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars review

Yes, Virginia, stylus-based baseball can actually work

Whether you’re on the mound or at the plate, though, power-ups drive your success. They show up every so often each inning, and it’s a game in and of itself to pick the right moment to use them. From special pitches that bury themselves in the ground or split in two to hitting options that light baseballs on fire or drip them in grease, using them well makes the difference between winning and losing.

As a (re)start, Fantasy All-Stars is a solid effort, sporting a fun and whimsical take on the national pastime. While there’s plenty we’d like to see fleshed out (especially the skimpy single-player modes and badly out-of-date rosters), it’s a more-than-welcome effort that does right by the DS platform. The kids’ll like it and the dads will understand it – that’s what we call win-win.

Apr 7, 2008

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DescriptionOver the top, cartoony, and fantastical, Fantasy All-Stars eschews any sense of realism in favor of kid-friendly fun. When baseballs become chickens, lightning bolts, and flaming pyres, you know this ain't your dad's baseball game.
Franchise nameMajor League Baseball 2K
UK franchise nameMajor League Baseball 2K
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending"
Alternative names"MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)