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Video Game / Power Pro-kun Pocket 10

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Power Pro-kun Pocket 10 is a 2007 Baseball simulator + visual novel + card game + turn based RPG developed by Pawapuro Production, formerly Diamond Head, and published by Konami for the Nintendo DS. The game was billed as the tenth "anniversary" of the series instead of "installment". A confusing choice of words as Pawapoke 1 is from 1999, Power Pro GB is from 1998 and the franchise's Success mode began in '96.

The Baseball simulator has thrown pixel art out of the window and finally introduces voiced commentary for the matches, though all those 3D chibi ballplayers still look identical to each other. Otherwise, the game doesn't have any more notable additions and cuts the Mini Success mode from 9. Something the series does from this game onwards is allow you to play both Success modes from the beginning and start out with pre-made characters for use in Pennant mode.

This was the single installment in the series to see a western release as MLB Power Pros 2008, but instead of localizing it or adapting the story from the console version, Konami butchered everything but the Baseball simulator. Even the icons for perks. Certain elements of this version such as the profile pictures for real life players were then re-imported into Pawapoke 11.


Outer Success Mode: Koshien Gakuen Line Edition

"Hero 10" is a high schooler who dreams to make it big in Baseball but has been unable to perform well enough to be admitted at a prestigious school. His mother recommends him to live at the Kindness High School, which turns out to enforce very strict rules such as being unable to go outside except for holidays and obliging the students to perform voluntary work.

Inner Success Mode: Armored Battle Tank Edition

A tank-driving adventurer arrives in a town where three factions are on a war to obtain three mystical spheres that can grant wishes.

This game features the following tropes:

  • Announcer Chatter: Only took ten games to introduce in the Pocket sister series what was the main selling point of Live Powerful Pro Baseball 94.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: From here on, you can play the Inner Success and Pennant modes as soon as you start playing the game.
  • Art Shift: Baseball matches now depict characters in 3D, but for some reason they turn back into sprites whenever a home run is scored.
  • Book Dumb: Hero 10 is great at Baseball but cannot add fractions and gets single-digit scores on tests.
  • Covers Always Lie: For some reason, on the boxarts from this game onwards Konami went back to using a Pawapuro-kun with the generic white K mark on the hat instead of the actual protagonist from each game.
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  • Easter Egg: Click and hold the bottom-left corner of the screen in the minigame menu to access a hidden minigame.
  • Lighter and Softer: The game's story was written to be more in line with the ordinary Baseball stories from the main Pawapuro games, unless you follow a certain love interest's storyline.
  • New Game+:
    • From the second playthrough of the Outer Success scenario onwards, you can use points to purchase up to three starting items.
    • You can enter custom characters in My Pennant mode to play a year-long season.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: Epilogue #31 shows the protagonist of Pawapoke Dash and his friends.
  • Tank Goodness: In the Armored Battle Tank RPG you can, well, drive a tank through the dungeons. There are puzzles designed to force you to fight on foot so you can open gates blocking the tank's way.
  • Video Game Tutorial: From this game on there is a detailed in-game manual you can view at any point.


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