R.B.I. Baseball 16 — This ain’t your grandpa’s baseball game…or maybe it is…

By | March 29, 2016

It’s baseball season!

This week we had MLB The Show 16 in all its glory.  Now we’ve got R.B.I. Baseball 16 (buy it below).

The Show has all its flashy new features going for it.  R.B.I. Baseball 16 has all its flashy…

um…

well…

nostalgia?

R.B.I. Baseball

R.B.I. Baseball…1986

That’s right, it’s THE R.B.I. Baseball.  The one that debuted in 1986 on the NES.  The one with the young Mark McGwire hitting bombs off Nolan Ryan.  Yes, it was the first game to have real MLB players (though no MLB teams yet).

Based on what we’ve seen so far, good memories may be the only real reason to buy this game.  It boasts new moves and enhanced graphics, but the gameplay trailer screams PS2.  Batters still slide around the box like the 1990s.

But again, it is R.B.I. Baseball and not R.I.P. Baseball.  Still ticking after 30 years in the biz.  Who needs innovation when there’s longevity and old-school charm?

It’s always been arcade style and that’s what it’s sticking with, it seems.  That’s a workable business plan.

Get it here:

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