Japanese mobile-social gaming giant GREE has released its first major sports game MLB: Full Deck for iOS, featuring officially licensed Major League Baseball teams and players from MLB.com and the Major League Baseball Player Association.
MLB: Full Deck allows users to build a team of superstar major leaguers from all 30 MLB teams with more than 650 MLB players and challenge their friends, a similar concept to traditional fantasy sports titles. The game also features a Season Mode where players can play against all 30 MLB franchises, train players to improve stats and receive player boosts based on current MLB stats.
Other baseball games in the mobile app ecosystem include Gamevil’s Baseball Superstars 2012, Hothead Games’ Big Win Baseball and Com2uS’ Homerun Battle 3D and 9 Innings: 2013 Pro Baseball.
Com2uS’ 9 Innings: Pro Baseball franchise, in particular, has been a success for the developer with three entries in the series and shares some similarity with MLB: Full Deck in that both titles have officially licensed players from the MLBPA, but 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2013 doesn’t have the official license for MLB franchises like GREE’s game. According to our traffic tracking service AppData, 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2013 is ranked No. 75 in the top free app games genre on iOS and ranked No. 4 in the sports game genre on Android.