Video game


Nicktoons MLB (known as Nicktoons MLB 3D on the Nintendo 3DS port) 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 The Ren & Stimpy Show, SpongeBob SquarePants, Invader Zim, Danny Phantom, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Fanboy & Chum Chum, Planet Sheen, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and two characters that only appear in the Nintendo 3DS version, 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 non-playable appearances in the game's loading screens. In addition to Nickelodeon characters, the game also features 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 Doug Lawrence
Dudley Puppy T.U.F.F. Puppy Jack DeSena
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 and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Jim Cummings
Jimmy Neutron The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Debi Derryberry
Fanboy Fanboy & Chum Chum Tim Dadabo
Chum Chum Fanboy & Chum Chum Nika Futterman
Aang Avatar: The Last Airbender Ben Helms
Katara Avatar: The Last Airbender Mac Whitman
Toph Beifong Avatar: The Last Airbender Jessie Flower
Zuko Avatar: The Last Airbender Dante Basco
Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Keith Ferguson
Zim Invader Zim Richard Steven Horvitz
Gaz Membrane 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
Hiro Mightypaw Monkey 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 & Chum Chum
Yolkus Stadium Planet Sheen
Air Temple Courtyard Avatar: The Last Airbender
Irken Field Invader Zim
Ghost Zone Stadium Danny Phantom
Ook Park Monkey Quest

MLB

Stadiums Home Team
AT&T Park San Francisco Giants
Chase Field Arizona 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

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 Nicktoons MLB, 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

  • This is the only Nicktoons video game to be released for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS.
  • This was the last Nicktoons video game released for the Wii and Nintendo DS.
  • All versions of this game except for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS versions have backwards compatibility.
    • The Wii version can be played on all Wii U units.
    • The DS version can be played on all DSI/3DS/2DS units.
  • Perch Perkins is voiced by Matthew Yang King in this game, instead of Dee Bradley Baker who voices him in the TV series and movies.
  • The Xbox 360 and Wii versions have the same gameplay, while the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS versions each have their own gameplay style.
  • On the Nintendo 3DS cover, Fanboy is removed and replaced with Jimmy Neutron.

Videos

References

Video games (VE)

Themed
Battle for Bikini BottomBattle for Bikini Bottom - RehydratedCreature from the Krusty KrabDrawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants EditionEmployee of the MonthLegend of the Lost SpatulaLights, Camera, Pants!Nighty NightmareOperation Krabby PattyPlankton's Robotic RevengeRevenge of the Flying DutchmanSpongeBob SquigglePantsSpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-OffSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantisSpongeBob's Boating BashSpongeBob SquarePants Diner DashSpongeBob Diner Dash 2SpongeBob's Surf & Skate RoadtripSpongeBob Moves In!SpongeBob's Truth or SquareSuperSpongeSpongeBob HeroPantsThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieThe Flying DutchmanThe Yellow AvengerUnderpants Slam!

Crossover
Nicktoons: Attack of the ToybotsNicktoons: Battle for Volcano IslandNickelodeon Kart RacersNickelodeon Party BlastNickelodeon Toon Twister 3-DNicktoons BasketballNicktoons Freeze Frame FrenzyNicktoons MLBNicktoons Movin'Nicktoons RacingNicktoons Unite!Nicktoons Winners Cup RacingSpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom

Other
Bikini Bottom 500Nicktoons Nitro

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