Triple Play is a series of video games based on Major League Baseball, published by EA Sports until their replacement by the MVP Baseball in 2003. Electronic Arts' Triple Play 99 was regarded by most critics as the premiere baseball simulation for the PlayStation. So, now, when you pound the X button, the players actually run faster. I could have done without the slide whistle that sounds off nearly every time a foul ball is hit into the stands. Sound effects, such as an over-exaggerated crack of the bat and the whoosh of the ball when you connect with a pitch, bounce flawlessly from one speaker to the next. Add all these new features to last year's standard/power-swing option, and you're looking at a whole lot of control over your batters. The announcing is generally good, though the game does have one or two phrases that are a bit on the amateur side, such as the all encompassing and extremely silly, "Play made!" Contact: , done in 0.001 seconds. The game features Oakland Athletics first baseman Jason Giambi on the cover. Visually, Triple Play 2000 is quite nice. Triple Play 2000 is a welcome addition to the PlayStation baseball lineup that everyone, even those who weren't fans of previous Triple Play games, should check out. The players run, jump, and dive realistically. It would be the last game in the Triple Play series released for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. The batting has also been redone - it lets you swing under or over the pitch, so you can try for a pop-up or do your best to keep the ball on the ground. Some of the new features that add more of a fun feel to the game include sprinting for fielders and base runners. Crash Bandicoot. But since this year's game is presented in Dolby Surround, anyone with surround sound will be in for a treat. The players can play a single player game, a full season, playoffs, or Home Run Derby. © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. At first, though, I did miss the serious simulation feel of Triple Play 99, and the quirky sound effects in TP2K made me unhappy. You're given the choice of playing a season, single game, home-run challenge, or the playoffs. Triple Play Baseball is a baseball sports game released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows in 2001. The sound effects and music of Triple Play 2000 add a bit of quirkiness and fun to the game. However it was the first game in the series to be released on the PlayStation 2. I really enjoyed the two-man announce team last year, but this year the commentary seems a little drier. [31][32][33] Rob Smolka of Next Generation said of the former console version in its June 2001 issue, "EA Sports dropped the year from the title, but little else has changed for this final version for the original PlayStation. However it was the first game in the series to be released on the PlayStation 2. [2], The PlayStation version received "generally favorable reviews", while the PC and PS2 versions received "mixed or average reviews", according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. Overall, Triple Play 2000 is a welcome addition to the PlayStation baseball lineup that everyone, even those who weren't fans of previous Triple Play games, should check out. These angles give the game a real broadcast baseball-game look. Team selection and transfers come under player control. This selection is simply accomplished by either holding the up or down buttons when swinging the bat. Singer Vitamin C provided motion capture for the video game, which featured her cover of The Waitresses' song "I Know What Boys Like". The angles also show off the game's facial animations: You'll see Mark McGwire jump up and down after he's launched one out of the park, or the mug of the not-so-happy pitcher who served him the fat pitch. EA has clearly addressed the graphic and gameplay issues in Triple Play 2000 and tried to make it more suitable for fans of arcade-style baseball games without losing too much of the simulation aspect. But then I put in Triple Play 99 and was quickly reminded of the low framerate, and then I thought those quirky sound effects in TP2K weren't all that bad. When fielding a hit, you now have the option to use a standard throw to ensure that the ball reaches its destination, or a power throw that propels the ball faster but with less accuracy. Flaming Baseball: 9 Ks in a game by the team. "[25] Glenn Rubestein of Extended Play gave the same console version all five stars and said it was "the game to own this season. Tekken 3. Comments from the crowd like, "You're in the show, show me something" also add to the baseball atmosphere. You can set it at three different positions when batting and fielding. With all this in the game, you feel as if you win games for a reason, not just because you timed your swings better than your opponent did. Triple Play 2000 still includes all the usual options that you've come to expect from a fully licensed baseball game: real teams, real players, real stadiums, and MLB stats. When you take a look back and compare Triple Play 2000 with the previous Triple Play, there's really no question which one is better. 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But most of those same critics (videogames.com included) will also tell you that the game suffered from problems ranging from a poor framerate to some sticky gameplay issues. "[24] Daniel Erickson later said in the magazine's July 2001 issue that the latter console version was "drop-dead gorgeous and fun at parties, but it'll disappoint sim fans to no end. Hardball 5 Enhanced), MVP Baseball 2004, Madden NFL 07 ©2020 San Pedro Software Inc. Big Baseball: 3Ks in a game by the team. The most impressive visual aspect of the game is its animation. Fast players: Steal all of the bases in one game. Its graphical prowess and full range of features make it the most complete title on the market. You can also change the angle at which your batter faces the pitcher so you can pull the ball. But by far the most impressive audio element in the game is the little song excerpt that comes on when a home-team batter steps up to the plate. Triple Play 2000 is a welcome addition to the PlayStation baseball lineup that everyone, even those who weren't fans of previous Triple Play games, should check out. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The new game featured a robust "create a player" option and Big League Challenge Mode. Triple Play Baseball is a baseball sports game released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows in 2001. Triple Play Baseball was the first and only game in the triple play baseball series not to feature a year on the title. GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers. Big heads: Score four or more runs in a game. … All this control also lets you adjust your batting style to the situation, try for base hits, sacrifice, or simply hit the ball as far as you possibly can. On the PS1 version, Jim Hughson and Buck Martinez provide the commentary, while on PS2 version it is Sean McDonough. It would be the last game in the Triple Play series released for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. Defense power-up: Perform three double plays in one game. The framerate this year has been dramatically improved over last year's Triple Play, and the camera is also pretty sweet. EA Sports' commitment to quality really shines through, offering one of the best baseball games ever seen on any home console system. These problems narrowed the appeal from fans of arcade-style baseball to those who could appreciate the game simply for the sport. Big Bats: Hit Two Consecutive Home Runs: Big gloves: Make a diving catch. Game: Triple Play Baseball File Name: Triple Play Baseball.7z File Size: 380.39 MB Genre: Sports System: Sony Playstation Downloads: 9,149 Rating: (4.94 /5, 32 votes) Top 25 PSX ROMs. Rounding out the game's features is the ability to create and trade players. But in not-so-key moments (like after you've thrown the ball in from the outfield or when a ball in motion is bound to go foul or over the wall), the camera changes to a dramatic angle.

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