Nearly six years into the life of the App Store and we’re just now getting a realistic, licensed Major League Baseball simulation—but R.B.I. Baseball 14 doesn’t resemble the feature-crammed, richly complex affairs seen on home systems. Instead, it pulls both inspiration and its moniker from a popular ‘80s/‘90s console franchise, and grounds its gameplay in the simplicity of that era while modernizing only the visuals. The result is expectedly very accessible and easy to get into, but also skimps on a lot of things that make baseball video games enjoyable and worth playing more than a couple times.
We’ve got a wide array of interesting new releases on deck this week, including the officially licensed R.B.I. Baseball 14, long-awaited free-to-play motorbike platformer Trials Frontier, and the new Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile. And if none of those catch your eye, there are seven other intriguing options in the mix. Be sure to keep an eye out for full reviews of some of these titles in the coming days, and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.