Friday, September 28, 2012

Must Have Android App

Nice rainy day today and I have nothing better to do so I'll tell ya about some apps I think you should download and see if you like them.

Big Win Baseball

CREATE your own unique dream team, COMPETE against opponents from around the world, WATCH your team battle it out on the diamond, BOOST your player’s pitching, hitting, fielding and other skills and get ready to win the Daily Pennant for the ultimate BIG WIN!

This game is a blast! Created by Hothead Games the learning curve is VERY small. You don't control pitches, at-bats or field play.  You basically build a roster using baseball cards.  At the start, you're given a full team of "Bronze" players (more on "Bronze" in a moment).

When you win a game, you get coins to purchase more cards which can include Skill Boosts, Big Impact, Contract Extensions, Uniforms and Players. You use Skill Boosts to fill on an individual player's card such as an improved slider or curve for your pitcher, better glove skills, better contact for at-bats etc.  Basically a player card comes with empty slots on their card that you can fill with Skill Boosts.  All cards come labeled as "Bronze", "Silver", "Gold" and "Platinum".  Obviously the better the Skill Boost card you play, the more improvement for that particular skill, and likewise a Silver player is better than a Bronze player and has more room for improvement using the Skill Boost cards - and so on.

As opposed to skill boosts which can be applied to a player, also available are "Big Impact" cards which apply to your whole team during each individual game.  These are one time use cards, though. But don't worry, you get tons more as you play.

When you start a game you're allowed to pick three cards to play during the game.  They can be either the "Gold" Big Impact cards which are more rare, but easily gained, or standard Impact cards.  The Gold cards are really cool.  Gold Impact cards like "The Wheelhouse", "Plate Focus", "No Walks" or "Extra Bases" just to name a few.

The Farthest Homerun I've Managed To Hit! Can You Beat It?
When you apply one of these Impact cards like, for example, the standard "The Cannon" your entire team will have super fast throws...making those bang-bang base running plays not so close anymore.  Or you can use the "Making Contact" card which improves all your players ability to make contact during an at-bat.  There are dozens upon dozens of cards you can use so wherever you feel you'd like to get an extra boost during the next game just pick that card and play it.

The best part of the game is this: Every 24 hours, commencing at 5pm EST, a "Daily Pennant" is started.  People from all over the world play.  For the Daily Pennant, twenty games are played and the team with the best record at the end is the winner.  First place winner receives 50 "Big Bucks" used, like I said, to purchase more cards such as better Skill Boosts, Big Impact and players.  Earn enough Big Bucks and you can start upgrading your roster with better players.

I've never been a fan of games like Madden, I don't have the time to learn something that complex (for my small brain that is).  This game is a lot of fun and I can't recommend it enough.

Oh, and you can also create what are called "Friends Pennants".  I've created one called "Gits and Shiggles".  Feel free to join it and see who has the better team!

P.S. For fans of other sports: Hothead has the following other awesome games (Football coming soon!):

Soccer, Hockey and Zombie Ace, obviously.

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