Nicktoons MLB Baseball (Xbox 360)
Nicktoons MLB is an off-the-couch sports game, featuring a diverse lineup of characters from Nickelodeon cartoons playing alongside real-life big league baseball players. In the field, on the mound, and at the plate, xbox Kinect gamers use realistically athletic motion controls to engage in exaggerated-action, video game baseball. The game's unusual style is balanced on the juxtaposition of animation-inspired silliness and serious sports play. From popular and cult-favorite cartoons, both past and present, Nickelodeon characters include SpongeBob, Invader Zim, Fanboy and Chum Chum, and Ren and Stimpy. High profile players from all 30 Major League Baseball teams are also featured, including Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, Andre Ethier from the Dodgers, and the Yankee's Robinson Cano. Nickelodeon characters appear as they do in their cartoons, but in virtual 3D. The real-life MLB pros are rendered with equal authenticity, and each wears his team uniform. Similarly, the toon-inspired stadiums in the game impose humorous ground rules, and are festooned with inside jokes for fans, while the stylized re-creations of real-world MLB stadiums will be recognizable by ballpark regulars. The Xbox 360 version of Nicktoons MLB was developed by High Voltage Software, experienced creators of cartoon-themed games including Nickelodeon Fit and Nickelodeon Dance.