Mario Baseball 3DS is an upcoming 3DS game for the Mario Baseball series (3rd in total.) The game features a total 121 characters (133 counting downloadable) in the game, including 50 (+12 downloadable) new characters. Hammers R Us Inc. have stated it will come out close to Summer but before the Wii U comes out. They have also answered in an interview that there will be new actions such as shaking the 3DS to get to a base and tapping the touch screen when you want to get to a certain base!
Retro Features and New Features (listed)
- RBI Challenges
- Story Mode like previous in Mario Super Sluggers
- Star Players return
- All stadiums return
- Chemistry Good/Bad
- Options of how many Innings
- 9 on a team is available
- New actions and controls
- All new characters
- Any character can be a captain
- New stadiums
- Downloadable characters
- Every character gets a special hit and pitch.
- Tournament Mode
- Optional to be Mushroom Kingdom style with 12 on a team or standard baseball.
Play through story mode and defeat Bowser!
Play a match, multiplayer or single
Check your records
Select the options.
Practice different things
Play missions from Story Mode.
A Button: (Hold) Charge up.
A Button: (Release) (After hold) Preform charge bat.
A Button: (Press) Hit the ball.
B Button: (Press) Bunt.
X+B Buttons: (If enough energy)(Press) Special Bat.
L/R Button: Swap which way batting.
Pitching is using touch screen mechanics;
Straight Line: Normal pitch..
Press on one spot and hold: (If enough energy) Star Pitch.
Curved Line: Curve.
Straight Line: (fast swipe) Fastball.
Straight Line: (slowly) Change up.
Straight Line: (pointing to any base) Pick-off throw.
Circle Pad: Move pitcher
A+Y and Straight Line: (hold then release) Charge up pitch.
L/R Buttons: Change which hand the pitcher throws with.
When fielding you will control one character at a time, first the closest character to the ball will be activated to use these are the controls;
- Circle Pad: Move the player
- Touch a player's face on touch screen: throw to that player
If the player does not need to throw and is near the bases they can then;
- Tag a base preventing any runners to stop running and if not on a base they are out by going near a base and pressing the A' Button'.
- Tag a runner before they get to a base causing them to be out, by coming next to a runner and pressing the A Button
Fielding Ability: L/R Button
Before you bat you will need to set up the following
- Which base each runner will go to by touching that player and moving them to a spot
While runners run, there may be a problem of character tagging a base if so you can;
- Make any player retreat to the previous base by dragging them back and shaking the 3DS.
- When the screen says GO! start shaking the 3DS to run.
- When the screen says STOP! it means all players are on the preferred bases and you must stop shaking the 3DS.
Start Button: Pause game (while playing a match)
When setting your team up;
- L/R to change a characters colour
- Touch a character to confirm
Playable Characters (including Alternate Colours)
Note: Stat Key is; P=Pitching, B= Batting, F=Fielding, R=Running
Note 2: Special Bat and Pitches are not in this section
Note 3: Most descriptions are the same as Mario Super Sluggers
|Character:||Description:||Stats:||Fielding Special||Team Name:||Best Area:|
|Mario||A 5-tool player who can hit, run, and pitch!||
||Fire Speed Dive||Mario Fireballs||Batting/Running|
|Luigi||A 5-tool player who can jump, pitch, and hit!||
||Poltergust Suck||Luigi Ghouls||Fielding/Running|
|Peach||A slap hitter who can pitch the lights out.||
||Ball Charm Grab||Peach Royalty||Pitching|
|Daisy||Her amazing glove is her best feature but like Peach she lacks Running and Batting skills.||
||Flower Spin Twirl Jump||Daisy Flowers||Fielding|
|Yoshi||A top speedster who will run best on base or field!||
||Tongue Catch||Yoshi Eggs||Running|
|Birdo||An All-Around good player which has a hard time hitting curves.||
||Suction Catch||Birdo Bows||Batting|
|Wario||Good stamina and a great contact zone but with fielding, like money he tends to keep the ball as a habit.||
||Money Bag Dive||Wario Garlics||Batting|
|Waluigi||Charge swings drop power, but increase hits.||
||Bob-Omb Bounce||Waluigi Spitballs||Pitching/Fielding|
|DK||A powerful hitter who can also climb up walls!||
||Barrel Catch||Donkey Kong Wilds||Batting|
|Diddy Kong||His hits and pitches move like crazy!||
||Jet Pack Jump||Diddy Kong Bananas||Fielding|
|Bowser||His almighty strength makes up for his lack of Running and Fielding skills.||
|Bowser Jr.||A pitcher with great ball and bat control!||
|Mario||Luigi||B. Noki||G. Noki||R. Noki||B. Pianta||Y. Pianta||R. Pianta||Monty Mole|
|Peach||Daisy||R. Toad||Y. Toad||B. Toad||G. Toad||P. Toad||Toadsworth||Toadette|
|Wario||Waluigi||Boo||Blooper||Petey Piranha||B. Kamek||G. Kamek||Y. Kamek||R. Kamek|
|Yoshi||Birdo||R. Yoshi||LB. Yoshi||B. Yoshi||Y. Yoshi||P. Yoshi||W. Yoshi||Black Yoshi|
|DK||Diddy Kong||Kritter||Baby DK||Funky Kong||Dixie Kong||Red Kritter||Blue Kritter||Brown Kritter|
|Bowser||Bowser Jr||Hammer Bro||Fire Bro||Boomerang Bro||Dry Bones||Red Dry Bones||Green Dry Bones||
Blue Dry Bones
|Name||How to Unlock|
|Peach Ice Garden||Unlocked|
|Luigi Mansion||Complete Mario Stadium|
|Daisy Cruiser||Complete Peach Ice Garden|
|Birdo Palace||Complete Yoshi Park|
|Waluigi Field||Complete Wario City|
|Diddy Kong Gigantic Tram||Complete DK Jungle|
|Bowser Jr Playroom||Complete Bowser Castle|
Special Hit, Pitch and Bat
For the first time in the series, any character has the ability to use a special hit or pitch. Note that Miis do have specials
|Character:||Special Batting Hit||Special Pitch||When to use|
|Mario||Fireball Bat||Fireball Pitch||5 batters safe|
|Luigi||Tornado Bat||Tornado Pitch||All batters safe|
|Peach||Love Bat||Love Pitch||6 batters out|
|Daisy||Flower Bat||Flower Pitch||4 -1|
|Yoshi||Egg Bat||Egg Pitch||10 - 6|
|Birdo||Bow Bat||Bow Pitch||78 - 69|
|Wario||Garlic Bat||Garlic Pitch||1000 - 999|
|Waluigi||Spitball Bat||Spitball Pitch||All batters safe|
|Mii||Extreme Mii Bat||Extreme Mii Bat|
There are new items introduced some being special to certain to some stadiums.
- Mini Boos (Appears as item for Luigi's Mansion)
- Green Shell
- Banana Peels (Appears as item for DK Jungle)
Special Area Items
|Name of Stadium and Item||Effect|
|Mario Stadium Mushroom||Boosts speed when running.|
|Peach's Castle Heart||Confuses some fielders for a short period of time.|
|Yoshi Park Piranha Plant||Thrown close to where ball lands and will bite players who come close for a short time period.|
|Wario City Garlic||When the ball lands a gas will appear and fielders will want to stay away for a short period of time|
|DK Jungle Banana Peels||Makes opponents slip if they contact with them.|
|Rosalina's Ice World Freezie||Will freeze an opponent for a short period of time|
|Mushroom Gorge Mega Mushroom||The batter will grow bigger and this will increase the chance of getting a home run!|
|Koopa Troopa Beach Blue Shell||Works like Bob-Omb but reacts when players come near.|
|Bowser's Castle Bowser Shell||Works like a Green Shell but is more powerful and causes more destruction.|
|Bowser Jr.'s Playroom Chain Chomp||This will attack fielders for a short period of time.|
|Luigi's Mansion Mini Boos||The ball will be invisible for a short period of time.|
|Daisy's Cruiser ???||???.|
|Birdo's Candy Land ???||???.|
|Waluigi Pinball ???||???.|
|Toadette's Music Room ???||???.|
|Shy Guy Airplane ???||???.|
- Artwork of Toadbert, if you want it without a glove you can get to it here.
- Artwork of Baby Mario, if you want it without a glove you can get to it here.