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->'''Let's play baseball!''': ''MLB Power Pros''

'''Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyū''' is a series of Japanese baseball arcade-simulation games published by {{Konami}} and developed by ''Pawapuro Production'' ever since 1994. It is one of the most long running sport series with a lot of spinoffs in Japan, though English-speaking countries tend to know the series by its Americanized spinoff series '''MLB Power Pros'''.

The series is known for the unique character design. The character used in this game have [[SuperDeformed short, small, big head]], no nose, no mouth and no leg. Another feature the series is famous for is the unique [[DatingSim "Success Mode"]], which is a game mode where you create your own character, advance through a story mode, develop his baseball stats and finally get to use the character freely after you've complete the Success Mode. Two of four ''MLB Power Pros'' series are the only of series that have been translated into English from the results that Japanese baseball players were able to MLB league, thus the proper licensing and uses of the Major League Baseball elements. The rest of the series is associated with Nippon Professional Baseball league (NPB), resulting in no localization outside Japan.

It has appeared in two Konami crossovers, ''VideoGame/KonamiKrazyRacers'' and ''VideoGame/DreamMixTVWorldFighters''.

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!!The trope used in this series are:
* TheAce: No doubt, you have to become one.
* BeefGate: You need to be strong enough to get drafted into a professional team. Team owners will also sack you of you don't perform well.
* BonusBoss: The Major League All-Stars, which is HarderThanHard due to the Powerful Tulips [[CurbStompBattle having downright pathetic stats.]]
* ButtMonkey: Marvin and Yabe by default. The main character also tend to have a fair share of bad lucks and cartoon injuries.
* CastOfSnowflakes: Almost every major character in a Success Mode has very unique heads. The new generation of the series is also almost on par with [[{{VideoGame/Mii}} Mii]] when it comes to character customization.
* ChewToy: Marvin. With a right card, you can drag him into your affairs for comedic results.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A lot of characters are comically insane.
* CuteSportsClubManager: Usually a love interest.
* DarkerAndEdgier Success modes labeled as hard mode tends to have darker plot than others. ''MLB Power Pros 2009'''s plots and characters are more dramatic than the previous translated title.
** ''Powerful Pro-kun Pocket'' games have more crude arts and more serious story lines than the main series.
* DatingSim: Since ''Pawapuro 4,'' you can date one of the girls who appear in the story.
* EasternRPG: Success Mode scenarios with traditional JRPG fares has been implanted in most recent Powerful Pocket game, in which you mainly [[TheyFightCrimes fight monsters and robots]] instead of playing baseball. The rewarded ballplayer, instead, comes from in-universe HandWave.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: There gotta be that guy with huge eyeglasses on his face who'll be your best friend and/or your room mate.
* IdenticalStranger: Yabe has a bunch of lookalikes in "Power Pro-kun Pocket" games. Marvin is his [[EagleLand U.S.A counterpart]].
* InsistentTerminology: The spine labels for the [=PS1=] installments romanizes the word ''Pawafuru'' as it is, despite the fact that ''Pawafuru'' is simply a Japanese transliteration of the word "Powerful".
* Fanservice: Despite being SD, Konami dished out costumes for the three recurring females which includes SexySantaDress, {{Main/Miko}}, KimonoFanservice, [[WalkingSwimsuitScene swimsuits]], and even [[NakedApron apron]] which can be downloaded and worn in the middle of a ballgame.
** The Aoi-centric success mode in "2012" dresses the three up as [[SecretIdentity baseball superheroines.]]
* Main/FunSize: To the ''Pro Spirit Puroyakyū'' series
* LuckBasedMission: Any Success mode, because of the random chances to get bonus, items, injury, extremely bad luck, and fatigue that ruins your entire career.
** CPU autoplay can easily mess up a match, putting you in a position where no matter how good you play, you cannot win (This isn't a case if you're a pitcher, where you may control the defense. Even real time AI defense is more reliable than using TimeSkip.).
** Drawing a match causes the rematch that you won't get to play, meaning it's 50% or less chances you'll win.
* OnlySaneMan: The main character
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Yabe and his clones.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Or a college student, or a rookie pro, depending on the games.
* OverprotectiveDad: Becky's father, the Major League scout
* RecurringCharacter:
** The most notable case case is the glassy-guy (Akio Yabe) and his clones.
** The three women ball players [[TheSmurfettePrinciple (Aoi Hayakawa, Mizuki Tachibana, and Hijiri Rokudo)]]
** TheRival Ikari Brothers (Mamoru and Suzumu) and Ryo Tomozawa
** [[BeefGate Kageyama The NPB Scout]]
* PassionateSportsGirl: Aoi, Misaki, and Hijiri are all national-level (and even professional) players in their respective teams despite being females. There are loads of other emale players as the series progresses as well.
* PasswordSave: Characters created in one game wil generate a set of long password which can transfer the character's stat into the next game. Success Mode's characters' real stats also can be unlocked via a password input ([[GameBreaker something that is banned in an online play]]).
* SaveGameLimits: The one save slot in the Japanese games' Success mode acts as a quicksave, which deletes itself upon a load or a game over. MLB Power Pros games allows SaveScumming, otherwise.
* SeriousBusiness: Any hard mode scenarios involving "elite baseball school" or an army of sort. You'll be constantly tested of your skills and will get a game over really fast if you're not up to the standards.
* Sibling Yin-Yang: The Ikari brothers: the older Mamoru is an aloof main rival; the younger Suzumu is a NiceGuy.
* SuperDeformed: short, big head, no nose, no mouth and no leg.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Most of the female ball players including the mentioned three are not date-able, since they are considered team mates rather than love interests.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Getting your teammate to like you allows special training and events with them, where they help you rack up your skill points.
* ThePowerOfLove: To the lesser extent to the above, getting a girlfriend does net you with better fatigue and stat boosts, especially if the girl is an athlete who likes dragging you on a workout for a date.
* TeamPet: A recurring puppy (Gundar) usually appears as the series mascot. In-game, it acts as a supporting cast that forces you into extra trainings.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Few of the Success Mode's scenarios let you play as a woman... which is the regular Powapuro-Kun with eyelashes and a huge ribbon.
** Yabita Akiko is basically Yabe with a woman's hair.
* TournamentArc: A local baseball cup spans at least a quarter of a Success Mode. Losing a match usually means a game ending sequence; therefore, the longer you persist in the tournament, the longer you can develop your character.
* {{Tsundere}}: Becky
* YouALLLookFamiliar: Before the MLB games, [[UpToEleven every player in the actual gameplay has only one appearance]]. You also can't change your look outside skin color. This is quickly inverted into CastOfSnowflakes since then.
* UnwantedHarem: Hakusetsu High School scenario in the [=iOS=] app. Your character trains hard to get enrolled into Hakusetsu's baseball club, only to find out there's only women playing there. Worse off at least four girls got attached to him, so the team's principle forces you to play date with them to keep the morale up.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend / UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Becky Fox, depend on whatever you woo her or not.
* VisualNovel: The Success Mode, a rare case you'll see your character on screen.
* WidgetSeries
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