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Nicktoons MLB is a baseball game that was released for the Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS. It was developed by High Voltage Software and published by 2K Play.

It features playable characters from Nicktoons, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Danny Phantom, Planet Sheen, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Fanboy and Chum Chum, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and two characters that only appear in the 3DS handheld, which are from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and a character from the Nickelodeon game Monkey Quest. Characters from  Rugrats, Rocko's Modern Life, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Hey Arnold!, The Angry Beavers, CatDog, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Back at the Barnyard, and The Mighty B! make appearances in the game's loading screens. In addition to Nickelodeon characters, the game also has baseball players from real Major League Baseball teams.

Characters

♦ — 3DS-Exclusive

Playable characters

Characters Series Voiced by
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
Dudley Puppy T.U.F.F. Puppy Jerry Trainor
Kitty Katswell T.U.F.F. Puppy Grey DeLisle
Sheen Estevez Planet Sheen and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Jeffrey Garcia
Mr. Nesmith Planet Sheen Bob Joles
Ultra Lord Planet Sheen & The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Jim Cummings
Jimmy NeutronThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Debi Derryberry
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 Witman
Toph Bei Fong Avatar: The Last Airbender Jessie Flower
Zuko Avatar: The Last Airbender Dante Basco
Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Keith Ferguson
Zim Invader Zim Richard Horvitz
Gaz Membrane Invader Zim Melissa Fahn
Ren Höek The Ren & Stimpy Show Chris Egderly
Stimpy J. Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show Eric Bauza
Powdered Toast Man The Ren & Stimpy Show Corey Burton
The Gilded Yak The Ren and Stimpy Show Billy West
Hiro MightypawMonkey Quest No voice actor

Commentators

Characters Series Voiced by
Perch Perkins SpongeBob SquarePants Matthew Yang King
GIR Invader Zim Rosearik Rikki Simons

Stadiums

♦ — 3DS-Exclusive

Nicktoons

Stadiums[2] Series
The Poseidome SpongeBob SquarePants
Frosty Freeze Field Fanboy and Chum Chum
Yolkus Stadium The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Air Temple Courtyard Avatar: The Last Airbender
Irken Field Invader Zim
Ghost Zone Stadium Danny Phantom
Ook Park'

MLB

Stadiums Home Team

Reception

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 ', a game with more polish and much more to do. Then, when you are done, watch SpongeBob."[3] 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 criticized 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."[4]

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."[5] 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."[6] Nintendo World Report's review gave the game an eight 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.[7]

Trivia

  • All versions of this game except the Xbox 360 version have backwards compatibility.
    • The 3DS version can be played on the 2DS units.
    • The Wii version can be played on all Wii U units.
    • The DS version can be played on all DSI/3DS/2DS units.
  • This is the first and only Nicktoons video game for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS.
  • This was the last Nicktoon game for the Ninendo DS and Wii.
  • Perch Perkins is voiced by Matthew Yang King in this game, instead Dee Bradley Baker or Doug Lawrence who are people that have voiced him in the TV series.
  • The Xbox 360 and Wii versions have the same gameplay, while the 3DS and Nintendo DS versions each have their own gameplay style.

Videos

NICKTOONS MLB E3 2011 Trailer   Nicktoons MLB launch trailer   NICKTOONS MLB 3D Launch Trailer
NICKTOONS MLB E3 2011 Trailer

NICKTOONS MLB E3 2011 Trailer

 
Nicktoons MLB launch trailer

Nicktoons MLB launch trailer

 
NICKTOONS MLB 3D Launch Trailer

NICKTOONS MLB 3D Launch Trailer

References