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Nicktoons MLB is a baseball game for the Xbox 360, Wii, DS, and 3DS. that features both Nickelodeon's Nicktoons and real life MLB players. It was developed by High Voltage Softwarenote  and published by 2K Play. It is pretty much a Spiritual Successor to 2K Games' arcade baseball game The Bigs, to the point that it actually runs on The Bigs' engine.

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The game features all 30 MLB teams and the following 23 Nicktoons charactersnote :

Here's the trailer for those who are interested.


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This game provides examples of the following tropes:

  • SpongeBob looks more like a guy in a mascot costume.
  • Danny looks incredibly strange despite the upgrade in graphics. This is probably due to his show's art style being hard to translate to 3D though.
  • Dudley's mouth looks rather... creepy. Again, this is because his mouth in his show wouldn't translate well to 3D.
  • Gaz's eyes are constantly open, even though in her home show they were always shut aside from rare occasions.
  • Original Generation: Along with featuring every single MLB team and player active at the time, Nicktoons MLB has six Nicktoons-themed teams consisting of fictional players: The Goofballs, The Sonic Booms, The Raccoons, The Meteors, The Boppers and Comeback.
  • Punny Name: The human players on the fictional teams, with such gems as "Billy Buntz".
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: One of the game's more interesting aspects.
  • Say My Name: Subverted. Characters will say their own name when you select them on the character select, but they don't shout it. Also, Ultra Lord sometimes says "Ultra Lord!" (but not too loudly) when there is about to be a turbo pitch.
  • Sliding Scale of Silliness vs. Seriousness: The game takes itself pretty seriously despite the concept. Except for the commentary.
  • Spiritual Successor: As mentioned above. This may be due to The Bigs developer Blue Castle Games becoming Capcom Vancouver and thus unable to work with 2K ever again.
  • Suckiness Is Painful: One of the loading screens features Squidward playing the clarinet and Jimmy Neutron singing, with some MLB players and Nicktoons holding their ears in pain.
  • Vocal Evolution: Due to it having been three years since Avatar: The Last Airbender ended, Katara (Mae Whitman) and Toph (Jessie Flower) sound older and noticeably deeper.
  • Your Size May Vary: Among other things, SpongeBob is leagues bigger than his canonical size (about half an ice cream sandwich).

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