R.B.I. Baseball 2017 - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: MLB.com
  • SKU: 6004300
  • Release Date: 09/05/2017
ESRB Rating: Everyone
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Overview

What's Included


  • R.B.I. Baseball 2017

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (176 out of 216)

Product Details


  • Publisher: MLB.com
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Simulation
  • Release Date: 09/05/2017
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


Enjoy an old favorite on an exciting platform with RBI Baseball 2017 for Nintendo Switch. The immersive game invites you into all 30 major league stadiums for true-to-life experiences, and you can build your own team from over 1,000 players. Play handheld or enjoy RBI Baseball 2017 with friends using your console's versatility.

Features


Play a full nine-inning game in under 20 minutes with easy-to-use two-button controls

Awesome game modes: Season, Postseason, Exhibition and Multiplayer, including season saving and simulating capabilities

Authentic MLB experience: Play with all 30 MLB teams, 30 detailed ballparks and over 1,000 MLB Players with detailed attributes

Your team, your way: Modify your lineup with complete MLB rosters or play classic R.B.I. Baseball rosters. Stay current with downloadable roster updates throughout the 2017 season

Track your season stats by team, player and league leaders across multiple seasons

Challenge a friend: Dock your Switch and face off against a rival at home, or pop your Joy-Cons and play anywhere in Tabletop Mode



Customer rating

3.9
82%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun, simple, relaxing arcade Baseball game

    Posted
    AJSJedi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As a child of the 80's and a big time NES gamer, I always loved Baseball games back in the day and the original RBI Baseball was one of my favorites. While this is of course updated, it captures that simple magic from back in the day. Just pick up and play. No need for complex button presses and knowing way more stats and strategies than I care to. If you are looking for hardcore simulation, look elsewhere. "The Show" baseball games on PlayStation systems are outstanding games in that regard and I would recommend those to you. But this game is perfect for Nintendo Switch and the portability factor. And as luck would have it, the only choice at the moment as far as baseball games on the system anyway. The graphics are very basic yes, but the game play is fun and arcade like. If you have internet access you can constantly update rosters to match current MLB teams. You can play exhibition games or seasons and alter lineups. If you just want a little time waster, pick up and play FUN baseball game for Nintendo Switch this is it. It's never going to compete with the Show in terms of graphics and depth but they are not trying to. I'm happy it came to Switch and am really enjoying it so far. A good game at a fair price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So hard to rate...

    Posted
    insomniak1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I decided to pick this product because I like baseball and I remember the "good old days" when RBI Baseball was a thing. So, because of the price, and the fact that I would be playing it on the go, I decided to pick it up. Well, I am having a hard time figuring out if I like it or not. On the one hand, it really doesn't look at that great. In fact, it looks barebones. The presentation is pretty much non-existent (no commentary...really??). The game mechanics are super basic. On the other hand, it is portable since I picked it up for the switch, the graphics are passable, I sometimes appreciate the lack of presentation and the mechanics harken to old-school RBI games. All of this makes a game playable in 20 minutes. So, in the end, if you're looking for a all-bells-and-whistles, high productions, simulation type of game, you'll be sorely disappointed. However, if you want a passable, quick and simple game on the go, a 1/2 or less the price than it's The Show cousin, I'd say you'll enjoy it (you must get it on the Switch, though!).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    2nd best baseball game there is

    Posted
    RudyC
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    i think mlb the show might be the best. i never played it. but it might. however for people on PC/xbox/nintendo...RBI 17 is the best official baseball game you are going to get. the graphics are fine...i mean it doesn't look great or anything but it is not disgusting or something. if you buy physical inside the case is a jacket patch that you can sow on....a nice bonus. gameplay is super easy to learn...takes about 1 day. the game is a bit hard imo...even on easy is a bit hard but after a couple days you start to see how to beat the CPU. there is no online yet. the xbox and playstation versions didnt have online at launch either but they did get a patch for that a month later. not sure if switch will get it. it doesn't matter for me since online is nothing but frustration for me. if you love baseball and want an actual baseball game with real players and is decent quality. then this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GOOD

    Posted
    LESTER
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Despite lackluster efforts in the three previous attempts to reboot the R.B.I. Baseball franchise, MLB Advanced Media has released a fourth version of the game. R.B.I. Baseball 17 entered the batter's box on March 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and Steam. That's the same day the PS4 exclusive MLB The Show 17 hit stores. Make no mistake, R.B.I. 17 isn't trying to compete with The Show. It's not a Triple-A title. Thus it's not even fair to compare the two games. However, you have to wonder if the release date was chosen so MLBAM would be in a position to capitalize on the baseball thirst from Xbox One owners who don't have access to The Show. No matter the motivation, R.B.I. Baseball 17 still has a lot of room for improvement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wow.

    Posted
    Unibrow
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I can't believe this made it past quality control. I thought the bad reviews were just people expecting too much out of a simple game. I was wrong. Within minutes of my first game, the NPC outfielder decided he was done and literally charged past home plate and into the bleachers, never returning. I was forced to reset and try again, only to be met by the same disgruntled NPC outfielder over and over again. I never was able to play through a full game session. Unfortunately there seems to be no hope for a patch to fix this as the next year version is coming out in a few months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good budget title that is worth the price

    Posted
    lagoveride
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    As the switch does not have a lot of sports games yet I would say that for its price point this baseball game gives you a lot of fun at a very affordable price. especially that its a physical cart at this price. It does not have all the bells and whistles of a more in depth sports title, but sometimes thats a good thing. I enjoy that its more of a pick up and play type of game which really shines when you can play a quick game on the go. I would say pick up this game especially if your a best buy gcu member because with that discount the price vs replay value is very compelling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    Posted
    NEMO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If your looking for a baseball game on the Switch, well, this game is your only choice. Don’t be scared away by that fact though. It’s actually a decent game. The graphics and gameplay are not perfect, but in all honesty, not many games are perfect. Is this a good sports game for the Switch, yeah it is. Don’t believe all the negative reviews on the game... for the price of it, it’s well worth it. I paid $19.99 for mine (regular price is $29.99).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    lacks online multiplayer

    Posted
    Retrogameperson
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    This game was just ok for me. The controls can be a little hard to understand for an arcade baseball game. It is not as easy to control as it's predecessors that I loved so much. I really wanted to play other people on my friends list but It lacks online play. That really bugged me. Also the roster updates that they give you seem to be behind. Still a pretty fun sports game option for the Switch that modern Nintendo systems usually lack.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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