Speaking of characters, the cast of players is a noteworthy achievement, with a gamut of Mario's acquaintances - old and new - available to play. Standbys like Peach and Yoshi make an appearance, but so too do less recognized characters like Bones and Birdo. Younger players may not notice such extra effort, but those of us old enough to remember will no doubt appreciate Nintendo's infusion of nostalgia. Graphics too, are impressively done, with sharp textures and bright, colorful areas giving life to the game. Unfortunately, the sounds of Mario Superstar Baseball can't stand up to its graphics. Though certainly not bad, they are rather tepid, with the repetitious umpire calling strikes the most egregious of offences. As it stands, Mario Superstar Baseball is an enjoyable game that will no doubt appeal to Nintendo fans and casual gamers alike.