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MLB Slugfest 20-04


Publisher: Midway

Players: 1 - 2

Force Feedback

ESRB Rating: EveryoneESRB Information

Overall Rating8.1 / 10

Officially licensed by Major League Baseball Properties and MLBPA, MLB SlugFest 20-04 is the exclusive aggressive-style baseball videogame, delivering a proprietary blend of hardcore, lightning-fast gameplay combined with key baseball features that please even the most diehard sports fan. MLB SlugFest 20-04 also features cover athlete Jim Edmonds, of the St. Louis Cardinals along with real MLB teams, players and stadiums.

MLB SlugFest 20-04 offers real Major League Baseball athletes with over-the-top abilities, including turbo-powered running, play-of-the-week fielding and out-of-the-park hitting. In addition, all-new features add plenty of adrenaline, including new modes such as Create-A-Team, which allows gamers to form their own All-Star team; Customizable Instant Replay, allowing gamers control of the camera and the ability to view their towering home runs and diving catches; and Home Run Derby, which pits gamers' favorite MLB players against the most feared long ball hitters in the league.

Graphically, MLB SlugFest 20-04 combines more than 1,500 animations with revolutionary player models, resulting in each player being mapped to his exact likeness. Stadiums are also rendered to perfection. Authentic batting stances and wind-ups also add to the realism of the game as players in the field look and throw, and batters and pitchers look and move, just like their MLB counterparts. MLB SlugFest 20-04 also features music such as Hoobastank's "Crawling In The Dark," plus original DVD content that includes the behind-the-scenes making of the game and Jim Edmonds highlight footage: A Day in the Life with Jim Edmonds.





Create-A-Team: Create your own All-Star team SlugFest style. Combine your favorite players from both leagues into one powerhouse ball club, then work your way to a World Series championship.

Customizable Instant Replay: Relive those towering home runs and diving catches. Take control of the camera and view highlight-quality plays from any angle you desire.

Home Run Derby: Square off against the most feared long ball hitters in the league and decide once and for all who is the king of swing.

Play-By-Play and Color Commentary: Same popular announcers. All-new dialogue! "Jimmy Shorts" and Tim Kitzrow return with all-new SlugFest-style humorous color commentary.

Challenging Adrenaline-Style Gameplay: Turbo running, fielding, batting, and throwing. Midway pumps the adrenaline up a notch with hard-hitting batters, gas-throwing pitchers, and plays-of-the-week-caliber fielding to provide the best possible baseball videogame experience.

Unmatched Player Animations: More than 1,500 player animations and nine motion capture actors deliver the smoothest running, fielding, batting, and pitching animations of any baseball videogame.

Revolutionary Player Models and Graphics: MLB SlugFest is recognized for having the most beautiful graphics of any baseball videogame. Players have faces mapped to their exact likeness and every stadium is rendered to perfection.

MLB-and MLBPA-licensed product: All your favorite MLB teams, players and stadiums.

IGN Cube:

"This year's iteration of MLB Slugfest 2004 irons out some of the issues of its predecessor, and adds a little more functionality and some control depth. Bottom line, MLB Slugfest is worth a look this year, especially if you contemplated checking it out last year..."



"The game retains all the gameplay aspects that made the original a success and adds a handful of new things... Slugfest is a fine game of baseball on all three platforms, and any baseball fan who hasn't played it yet should definitely check it out, keeping in mind that Slugfest doesn't take itself seriously..."


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