MLB 2K9 - Microsoft Xbox 360 - Manual - gamesdbase

WARNING Before playing this game, read the Xbox 360® Instruction Manual
and any peripheral manuals for important safety and health information. Keep all
manuals for future reference. For replacement manuals, see www.xbox.com/support
or call Xbox Customer Support.
Contents
Main Menu..............................................................................................2
2K NAV Menu..............................................................................2
Important Health Warning About Playing Video Games
Photosensitive seizures
A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain
visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games.
Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed
condition that can cause these “photosensitive epileptic seizures” while watching
video games.
These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered
vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation,
confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of
consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or striking
nearby objects.
Immediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these
symptoms. Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms—
children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures. The risk
of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by taking the following precautions:
Sit farther from the screen; use a smaller screen; play in a well-lit room; do not play
when you are drowsy or fatigued.
If you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor
before playing.
Living Rosters..............................................................................2
2K Share.....................................................................................2
Controls...................................................................................................3
Menu Controls.............................................................................3
Game Controls.............................................................................3
Pause Menu.............................................................................................7
Xbox LIVE®..............................................................................................8
Connecting..................................................................................8
Family Settings............................................................................8
Limited Software Warranty; License Agreement, and Information Use
Disclosures..............................................................................................9
ESRB Game Ratings
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings are designed to provide
consumers, especially parents, with concise, impartial guidance about the ageappropriateness and content of computer and video games. This information can
help consumers make informed purchase decisions about which games they deem
suitable for their children and families.
ESRB ratings have two equal parts:
•
Rating Symbols suggest age appropriateness for the game. These symbols
appear on the front of virtually every game box available for retail sale or
rental in the United States and Canada.
•
Content Descriptors indicate elements in a game that may have triggered a
particular rating and/or may be of interest or concern. The descriptors appear
on the back of the box next to the rating symbol.
ON FRONT
VIDEO
GAME
ON BACK
E
For more information, visit www.ESRB.org
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Main Menu
From the Main Menu, use the left stick to scroll through the following options.
Play Ball – Jump in and play a quick game.
Game Modes – Participate in the deep Franchise Mode; hop into the
heat of a pennant race with Postseason mode; play a round of Home Run
Derby; or learn the game mechanics through a Practice Tutorial.
Management – In the Management menu, you can configure rosters,
change your lineup, update your positional alignments, create a new
player, or reset rosters back to the default.
Features – In the Features menu you can see some of the additional
features of the game – things like viewing the 2K Cards, share rosters via
2K Share, adjust Ballpark Music, view the Trophy Room, adjust the music
in 2K Beats, or create a highlight reel with 2K Reelmaker. You can also
check out your VIP – track your tendencies, view your stats, and see your
HR Derby records.
Options – With the options menu, you can change the way you experience
Major League Baseball® 2K9 – change the game settings, difficulty
settings, presentation, audio, controller setup, or 2K Sports Ticker. You can
also view the credits.
Load / Save – Load or Save your game files so you can either pick up
where you left off, or save your progress for next time.
Xbox LIVE – Now with over 1 MILLION online gamers in the 2K
community, go head-to-head against the best players on the planet.
2K NAV Menu
] [left trigger]
_
x [right trigger]
` [right bumper]
[left bumper]
Y [Y button]
X [X button]
B [B button]
A [A button]
L
[left stick]
<
[BACK button]
l
[D-pad]
>
C
[right stick]
[START button]
Xbox Guide
Menu Controls
l
Navigate Menus
B
Bring up Cascaded 2K Nav menu
A
Select option
X
Help
Game Controls
Batting
The 2K Nav menu system allows you to quickly and easily navigate Major
League Baseball® 2K9’s many options. Quickly move the Right Stick in any
direction to bring up the 2K Nav system. Then use left stick or the D-pad to
move around within the menus. Moving the right stick in any direction closes
the 2K Nav system.
w (tap)
Increase leadoff
w (hold)
Hold for a steal attempt. The runner will begin his steal
when you release the left trigger.
x
Decrease leadoff / hold to spring back to the base for
individual base runners.
Living Rosters
y
Increase leadoff of base runner / hold for a steal attempt
for ALL base runners.
z
Decrease leadoff of base runner / hold to sprint back to the
base ALL of the base runners.
l (pre pitch)
Move Batter’s Eye
m (during pitch)
Attempt to hit the ball in the air.
q (during pitch)
Attempt to hit the ball on the ground.
Major League Baseball® 2K9 features constant roster updates, guaranteeing
you are playing the most up-to-date Major League Baseball® game! If a trade
happens in the MLB, it happens in your game. Rosters are automatically
updated behind the scenes, so you’re never late on a trade and always have
the best starters on your team.
2K Share
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Controls
Create, upload, and share rosters, sliders, and even players created with the
all-new Player DNA feature.
s (during pitch) Attempt to hit the ball to the left side of the field.
3
o (during pitch) Attempt to hit the ball to the right side of the field.
c
Swing
q
Substitution Menu
s
Cycle through Stats / Inside Edge Data
o
Cycle through Stats / Inside Edge Data
A
Select individual base runner.
B
Lock Batter’s Eye
X
Bunt
Y
Activate Batter’s Eye
BACK button
START button
Switch sides (for switch hitters only)
Pause Menu
Batting (Classic Control)
Activate Batter’s Eye
Switch sides (for switch hitters only)
Pause Menu
Baserunning
A
Select runner
w
Advance selected runner
x
Retreat selected runners
y
Advance all runners
z
Retreat all runners
d
Send selected runner to 2nd base
h
Send selected runner to Home
j
Send selected runner to 3rd base
f
START button
Send selected runner to 1st base
w (tap)
Increase leadoff
w (hold)
Hold for a steal attempt. The runner will begin his steal
when you release the left trigger.
x
Decrease leadoff / hold to spring back to the base for
individual base runners.
l
Move Player
Throw to 1st base
y
Increase leadoff of base runner / hold for a steal attempt
for ALL base runners.
f
j
Throw to 3rd base
d
Throw to 2nd base
h
Throw to Home plate
w
Quick throw. When holding down the left trigger,
the player will get rid of the ball quicker.
x
Hold the right trigger to hold the ball or cancel
a throw.
y
Press to throw to the cut-off man.
z
Decrease leadoff of base runner / hold to sprint back to the
base ALL of the base runners.
l (pre pitch)
Move Batter’s Eye
m (during pitch) Attempt to hit the ball in the air.
q (during pitch) Attempt to hit the ball on the ground.
s (during pitch) Attempt to hit the ball to the left side of the field.
o (during pitch) Attempt to hit the ball to the right side of the field.
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Y
BACK button
START button
Pause Menu
Fielding
q
Substitution Menu
z
Block the plate (only when controlling the
catcher)
s
Cycle through Stats / Inside Edge Data
A
Select Player / Throw Home
o
Cycle through Stats / Inside Edge Data
B
Throw to 1st base
A
Swing
X
Jump / Dive / Wall Climb or Throw to 3rd base
B
Select individual base runner
X
Y
START button
Call off fielders/ Throw to 2nd base
Bunt
Pause Menu
5
Pitching (Total Control)
q
Substitution Menu
l
Aim Pitch
s
Cycle through Stats / Inside Edge Data
c
Begin Pitch
o
Cycle through Stats / Inside Edge Data
w
Pickoff (Hold to throw to base)
x
y
Display / hide pitch overlay
m
BACK button
START button
Infield / Outfield Alignment
Lock Pitch – used in multiplayer so that the other
user does not know the pitch location.
A
Shakeoff and re-position catcher
X
Pitch out
Pause Menu
Y
Intentional Walk
Press the START button during the game to bring up the Pause Menu.
q
Substitution Menu
Resume – Get back to the action.
s
Cycle through Stats / Inside Edge Data
Replay – View a replay of the last play.
o
Cycle through Stats / Inside Edge Data
Options – Configure game options.
m
BACK button
START button
Infield / Outfield Alignment
Stats – Check out the stats of your current game.
Mound Visit
Substitution – Tweak your lineup by bringing in a substitution from the
bench.
Pause Menu
Pitching (Classic)
6
l
Aim Pitch
j
Reset Catcher
d
Hold for Intentional Walk
h
Hold for Pitchout
h
Shakeoff and re-position catcher
w
Pickoff (Hold to throw to base)
y
Display / hide pitch overlay
x
Lock Pitch – used in multiplayer so that the
other user does not know the pitch location.
z
Pitch #5
A
Pitch #1
B
Pitch #2
X
Pitch #3
Y
Pitch #4
Mound Visit
Pause Menu
Trading Cards – View which cards can be unlocked in the current game.
Quit – Leave the current game.
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Xbox LIVE
Play anyone and everyone, anytime, anywhere on Xbox LIVE®. Build your
profile (your gamer card). Chat with your friends. Download content (TV shows,
trailers, HD movies, game demos, exclusive game content, and Arcade games)
at Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Send and receive voice and video messages. Use
LIVE with both Xbox 360® and Windows®. Play, chat, and download on both
your PC and your Xbox 360. LIVE gives you ultimate access to the things you
want and the people you know, on both your PC and your TV. Get connected
and join the revolution!
Connecting
Before you can use Xbox LIVE, connect your Xbox 360 console to a high-speed
Internet connection and sign up to become an Xbox LIVE member.
For more information about connecting, and to determine whether Xbox LIVE is
available in your region, go to www.xbox.com/live/countries.
Family Settings
These easy and flexible tools enable parents and caregivers to decide which
games young game players can access based on the content rating. And now,
LIVE Family Settings and Windows Vista Parental Controls work better together.
Parents can restrict access to mature-rated content. Approve who and how
your family interacts with others online with the LIVE service. And set time
limits on how long they can play. For more information, go to www.xbox.com/
familysettings.
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Warranty; License
Agreement, and
Information Use
Disclosures
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