Homerun Battle 3D for iPad [rating: 4/5]
Back in June 2009 we reviewed a game that at the time was called Baseball Slugger (click here to read our original review), it is now called Homerun Battle 3D and it’s is now available in an iPad version. At the time we raved about it’s great graphics, intuitive controls and amazing online integration and with the iPad version all of this is still valid.
Since it’s original release new features have been added to the Homerun Battle 3D and this is mainly around the addition of the ability to purchase uniforms to customize both the look and statistics of your character via in game purchases. This is a quick way to boost your characters stats for those that don’t want to earn them the hard way by hitting golden baseballs for home runs. The good thing about these uniforms is that not only do they boost your power and control but they look great too.
The uniforms will set you back between 99c and $20, (yes $20!), so whether you feel that they are all worth the price is another matter, but they do allow you to fast track your character progression and for those players that have already built up there character on their iPhone or iPod Touch this may be a necessity, all be it one that shouldn’t be required!
So as previously mentioned if you’ve played Homerun Battle 3D on your iPhone or iPod Touch and have built your character up with maximum stats on your baseball player there is no way to transfer that progress from one device to the other. This means that not only are you buying the application again but you are going to have to start over or pay up additional $’s on top of the price of the iPad version of the app itself to quickly get back up to your previous level. In releasing a version for the iPad the fact that you can’t transfer your progress is a huge item to omit.
The games graphics have been tweaked slightly but not significantly enough that you can notice without comparing the two application side by side and there are no additional features, game styles or options in this new iPad version.
All that being said Homerun Battle 3D for iPad is a great game, just read the original review here to see how good it is. The game play is addictive, the satisfaction of hitting a home run is still a pleasure and the online play is second to know in it’s integration, smoothness and speed.
If you already have Homerun Battle 3D for you iPhone/iPod Touch you may want to stick with what you have, although you’ll still lose all your progress if you install that app on a new device too, if you haven’t played this game before it will be one of the best $5 you’ve spent on an app.
- Perfect game play
- Great online functionality
- Multiple customization options
The Not So Good
- No way to migrate progress between devices
- No additional iPad features
Price: $4.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Updated: Mar 09, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.3.5
Size: 18.4 MB
Languages: English, French, Japanese
Seller: Com2uS Corp.
© 2009 Com2uS
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.