Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (JP) is a download free to play Nintendo 3DS eShop title. The player has to haggle with the titular Rusty to reduce the price of the various baseball-themed minigames.

Due to the eShop closure that took place on March 27th 2023, the game no longer functions as intended. Instead, the player can only play from a range of minigames they have previously purchased before this date. If in any case they are missing at least one of the minigames, an error message will display telling them that they cannot purchase the minigame anymore, however, they can still advance through the rest of the story for free.


The game stars the player as his Mii when he discovers Rusty Slugger, a retired dog baseball player, operating a sports' shop. However, things haven't been going well for Rusty. With all the kids playing video games, his baseball goods haven't been selling well so, Rusty bought a bunch of sports games and Nintendo 3DS's. These haven't been selling well either so, his wife left him, leaving him to take care of his 10 identical children. The player buys certain games to proceed in the plot.


There are two major elements to the game, the minigames and the bargaining with Rusty. Each of the minigames consists of 50 challenges and two Hi-Score Derbies. After Bat & Switch, the required minigames can be purchased in any order.


Each minigame must be purchased with real money and can be bought at face value for $4. However, the player can talk him down to get the price to $2 or less. There are only a few essential games which are distinguished in that talking with Rusty is the way to get the game's price down. These games contribute to the game's plot. Each negotiation starts by offering a doughnut. These negotiations often also require objects each from playing games.

The other games are brought down in price by using discount tickets also found by playing the games. There are 6 different kinds of tickets in limited amounts. They are Half Off, 25% off, 10% off, $1.00 off, $.50 off and $.30 off.

If you bargain everything down, the entire game can be bought for $16.

If you do not bargain a semi-hidden character named Pappy Van Poodle will give the items to Rusty that have not been given from bargaining.

Bat & Switch[]

The main focus of this game is using the bat and manipulating it to hit the ball to your advantage. The challenges consist of 5 levels of the following; basic hitting, tricky throws, multiple pitchers, hitting fastballs and taking out UFOs. The second set of challenges incorporates multiple of this aspect and tighter restrictions.

This is one of the 2 games you can get a demo out of (with just the first 6 Challenges); once you buy the full version for $4.00 or $2.00 after haggling with Rusty, the demo will be replaced with the full version.

Gear Games[]

Clean a glove, balance a ball on a bat and more in Gear Games.

Volley Bats[]

Play a version of volleyball with sticks in this game. Sadly, no multiplayer.

Cage Match[]

Similar to Bat & Switch however there are different ways to receive extra points (hit a robot pitcher or hit high enough to hit the Home Run button)

Feel the Glove[]

Feel the Glove has the player play the various role of the fielder from catching pop flies to getting to a grounder.

The Aim Game[]

Use the 3DS gyroscope to the throw balls at targets.

Drop & Pop[]

Match buttons to tires to make the tower smaller. Knock all of them as fast as you can.

Make the Call[]

Make the Call has the player play as the umpire and call the pitches. This is one of the 2 games you can get a demo out of (with just the first 6 Challenges). The demo is unlocked by buying 3 other key games.; once you buy the full version for $4.00 or $2.00 after haggling with Rusty, the demo will be replaced with the full version.

Bat Master[]

Bat Master has the player customize bats to use in other games.

3DS eShop Description[]

Feel the crack of the bat in a collection of baseball-themed minigames! Then, take a breather and haggle with hilarious ol' Rusty to lower the real-life Nintendo eShop price of additional batting, pitching, and fielding minigames, plus a whole lot more!

Knock it out of the park in a series of baseball-themed minigames that will have you swinging at disappearing fastballs, bringing down UFOs with the help of some rubber tires, or even becoming an umpire and ringing up batters. But before you play ball, you'll have to haggle with that miserable mutt, ex-pro baseball player Rusty Slugger, to lower the actual Nintendo eShop purchase price of each minigame! Don't worry, you can use weird in-game items like donuts and nose hair trimmers (that's not a typo) to help you get the lowest price possible.


A minor character named Pappy Van Poodle, an old, overweight dog with a cane, will give Rusty the items he needs if the player doesn't give him the gifts themselves. Pappy is so obscure that he never appears anywhere else.

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