CheatCC says: "In many ways, Mario Super Sluggers is very similar to its predecessor. The core gameplay mechanic has not changed much at all. You'll pick your captain from a cast of characters from the Mario universe, field a team, and then hit the diamond. Character stats make a return, and some of the fun in Sluggers is going to come from building an ideal team. Placing characters in a position that plays to their strengths as well as balancing chemistry (or lack thereof) between characters is a fun and addictive undertaking."