Replay Value: 9.4
Before Triple Play 2000 hit the shelves I've been thinking about the game, whether it will be the same as Triple Play '99 or will it be worser. Another thing I had to worry about was MLB 2000, Triple Play's bigest competetor. Well all the worrying is now over, now that we at Psx Extreme have received our own copy of the game, we were incredibly stunned at what the game had to offer.
Why don't we start of with the features. Triple Play 2000 has a Season Mode, a Single game mode, a Home Run Challenge mode, Two Player mode, see the CPU vs CPU, Playoffs mode and a few more. When playing a Season you have a choice of selecting the length, here is the list 15 games, 30 games, 60 games, and the real deal the will keep you playing for about a year 162 games. You can also set the amount of innings you want, 1-9. Triple Play also features a Create a Player mode, which is located in the Team Managment area, a Trade mode, a Sign Free Agents Mode, and more.
Now let's see if behind all of those features lies an excellent Baseball sim. Well the answer is yes. Triple Play 2000 has the best graphics on any sports game ever. The players look as detailed as ever. If you're pitching don't do anything and the camera will zoom in to your face, and will show your pitcher either chewing gum, or getting ready to throw a fast one.
What about the sound? Well what about it? It's nearly perfect the commentary is excellent, the best in any sports game ever too. The commentators will hardly repeat the same thing they said before. As for the gameplay of the game, well I like baseball and all but I'm not a fanatic or anything, but I still found Triple Play 2000 an excellent game in many ways. Now let's get to the controls, they do take time to get used, but if you have enough patience you will get used to them. Let me describe it for all of you who are still confused. There are four bases, and there are four directions you can throw the ball. If some one is running to home plate you have to Press down and X so the ball would be thrown to home plate. Just imagine that the control pad is the Baseball field, so that means 1st base is Right on the pad, 2nd base is Up on the pad, 3rd base is Left on the pad, and home plate as I mentioned before is Down on the pad.
It doen't matter if you are or not a baseball fan you should still purchase Triple Play 2000. And If you have N64 and PSX you should definetly get the PSX version.