I don’t play many games on any platform, but on occasion a ‘pick up and play’ title may grab me. Homerun King™ is that game of the moment and has been for a few months now, to the point that I am exceptionally good at it.
It requires a huge amount of concentration to continually hit homeruns and even more to hit decent homeruns that bring the points in. This concentration requires focussing your eyes to see exactly when the ball leaves the pitcher and the trajectory it is taking, and then timing your swing to perfection. It is a physical kind of movement that can be strangely tiring, but with practice you can be hitting 20 out of 20 homeruns and gradually increasing your best scores as you increase your player and bat powers.
This is not an easy game to describe and it appears to be far too simple when you just look at the screenshots, but there is a lot to learn and a lot of adjusting to get better over time. And over a long period of time this game becomes extremely addictive to the point that at least a couple of plays a day are required.
When I said I was exceptionally good at it at the top, I wasn’t being an idiot about it. I am almost ashamed to say that I have hit 43,119 homeruns to date, but less so to admit that I am at the very top in some other areas. I need to get out more…