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Nicktoons MLB
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North American cover for the Wii version
'Developer(s)' High Voltage Software, Black Lantern Studios (DS and 3DS versions)
'Publisher(s)' 2K Play
'Distributor(s)' Major League Baseball

Nickelodeon

'Platform(s)' Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS
'Release date(s)' 'Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS' *NA September 13, 2011[1]
  • EU April 2012

'Nintendo 3DS' *NA March 6, 2012

  • EU August 2012
'Genre(s)' Baseball game
'Mode(s)' Single-player, Multiplayer
'Rating(s)'

Nicktoons MLB is a crossover baseball game released for the Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS. The game is developed by High Voltage Software (and Black Lantern Studio for the Nintendo DS and 3DS) and published by 2K Play. It features the characters from Nickelodeon and Major League Baseball teams. It was released on September 13th, 2011, in North America and October 30th, 2011, in Europe.

It was revealed on IGN that Nicktoons MLB will also be on Nintendo 3DS. It was released in North America on March 6th 2012, and will later be released in Europe on April 11th 2012.


ContentsEdit

[hide] *1 Contents

ContentsEditEdit

[show]*1 Modes

Modes EditEditEdit

  • Season*
  • Tournament
  • Pick-Up Game (called "Single Game" in 3DS version)
  • Quick Play*
  • Showdown
  • Homerun Derby**
  • Distance Derby*
  • Rock 'N Roll*
  • Frosty Freeze Toss*

Notes:

  • 3DS-Only
    • Absent in 3DS version.

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Playable characters Edit Edit

Characters[3] Series Voice
Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny
Patrick Star SpongeBob SquarePants Bill Fagerbakke
Sandy Cheeks SpongeBob SquarePants Carolyn Lawrence
The Flying Dutchman SpongeBob SquarePants Brian Doyle-Murray
Larry The Lobster SpongeBob SquarePants Mr.Lawrence
Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Keith Ferguson
Dudley Puppy T.U.F.F. Puppy Jack DeSena
Kitty Katswell T.U.F.F. Puppy Grey DeLisle
Sheen Estevez Planet Sheen & The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Jeffrey Garcia
Mr. Nesmith Planet Sheen Bob Joles
Ultra Lord Planet Sheen & The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Jim Cummings
Fanboy Fanboy and Chum Chum Tim Dadabo
Chum Chum Fanboy and Chum Chum Nika Futterman
Aang Avatar: The Last Airbender Ben Helms
Katara Avatar: The Last Airbender Mae Whitman
Toph Bei Fong Avatar: The Last Airbender Jessie Flower
Zuko Avatar: The Last Airbender Dante Basco
Zim Invader Zim Richard Horvitz
Gaz Invader Zim Melissa Fahn
Ren Höek The Ren & Stimpy Show Chris Edgerly
Stimpy J. Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show Eric Bauza
Powdered Toast Man The Ren & Stimpy Show Corey Burton
The Gilded Yak The Ren & Stimpy Show Billy West
Jimmy Neutron1 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Debi Derryberry
Hiro Mightypaw1 Monkey Quest No voice
Notes

^1 3DS-Exclusive character.



MLB

Characters Clubs
Tim Lincecum San Fransico Giants
Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies
Félix Hernández Seattle Mariners
Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers
Trevor Cahill Arizona Diamondbakcs

Non-Playable CharactersEditEdit

There are alot of other characters that appear also from series not represented playable. GIR and Perch appears as commentators and all the others appear in loading screens.

Stadiums EditEditEdit

NicktoonsEditEditEdit

Stadiums[3] [1] Series [2]
The Poseidome SpongeBob SquarePants
Frosty Freeze Field Fanboy and Chum Chum
Yolkus Stadium Jimmy Neutron
Air Temple Courtyard Avatar: The Last Airbender
Irken Field Invader Zim
Ghost Zone Stadium Danny Phantom
Ook ParkMonkey Quest


MLB EditEditEdit

Stadiums [3] Home Team [4]
AT&T Park San Francisco Giants
Chase FieldArizona Diamondbacks
Dodger Stadium Los Angeles Dodgers
Fenway Park Boston Red Sox
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Texas Rangers
Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs
Yankee Stadium New York Yankees

Reception EditEdit

Nicktoons MLB has received mixed reviews. Operation Sports gave the game 4 out of 10, stating "As it is, you should only buy this for the Nickelodeon characters or if you are dying to play a Kinect baseball game. Otherwise, just treat yourself and your kids to The Bigs 2, a game with more polish and much more to do. Then, when you are done, watch Spongebob." Official Xbox Magazine gave the game a score of 6.5 out of 10, saying "Nicktoons MLB is fun but frivolous, which should work just fine for kids and families. They also both praised and criticised the usage of Kinect, saying "having your arm angle determine the pitch type is downright genius — though sadly, occasional gaffes (such as seeing swings you didn’t take) muddle the execution."

However, there have been some positive reviews as well. 123Kinect said "If you are buying this for yourself and are older it’s probably around a 6/10, you will notice the flaws, which is why I rated it at 7, it’s one of those on the fence titles. It’s by far no means a real MLB title, however it’s a step in the right direction."Anime Courtyard also gave it a 7 out of 10, stating "At the end we can say that Nicktoons MLB is not spectacular but not a bad option if you want a baseball game without complications. For children, a good game if they like the Nicktoons. And of course for a grown up who wants a trip to memory lane with their favorite Nickelodeon characters." Nintendo World Report's review gave the game an 8 out of ten, concluding with "Nicktoons MLB is a simplified but very fun baseball game. Don’t let the kid-focused presentation scare you off; this game is worth a look from anyone in the mood for an arcade baseball game.

Trivia EditEditEdit

  • Appa can be seen flying around the background of the Air Temple Courtyard.
  • Appa, Momo, Sokka, and Iroh all appear on baseball cards. They also all cameo on a loading screen.
  • All of the playable Avatar characters cover the ball in their respective element when they pitch or perform a power hit, namely air for Aang, water for Katara, earth for Toph, and fire for Zuko.
    • Additionally, all of these characters use bending in their intros, with the exception of Toph.
  • Aang is the only Avatar character who has a different voice actor in this game. Here, he is voiced by Benjamin Helms, instead of Zach Tyler Eisen.
    • Interestingly, Dudley Puppy's new voice actor in this game is none other than Jack DeSena, the voice of Sokka.
  • In the character select, Zuko is referred to as "Prince Zuko".
  • Keswick, The Chief, Verminious Snaptrap, and The Chameleon make cameos as cards that can be unlocked by completing certain requirements.
  • When Kitty hits a turbo home run, she blows a kiss to the audience and waves.
  • Dudley seems to not be in scale to Kitty. He appears to be taller than her, which contradicts his actual size in the show.
  • There are references in the game to many episodes from each of the Nicktoons shows. Ones of which is Dudley frightfully asking "Was that thunder?"when hitting a turbo home run. This is a reference to his fear of thunder in Thunder Dog.

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