Nintendo released a new game in the eShop for the 3DS and 2DS today called Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball. Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball is a free-to-play game, but it’s probably unlike most other F2P games you’ve played in the past. You see, most of the mini-games deal with baseball and none of them are free. However, you can haggle with shopkeeper Rusty to get games at a lower price. Haggling with Rusty involves listening to his stories about his marital problems and his many puppy children his has to take care of. Poor Rusty has fallen on hard times and you seem to be the only person who is capable of providing him with some financial relief. The more mini-games you buy, the more of Rusty’s story will become unlocked. Are you going to sit back and watch Rusty and his pups fall into financial ruin? Are you?!
I think this is a clever way of pushing in-game purchases. The mini-games you play will earn you special items that you can use to convince Rusty to give you a better price on a game. The games are normally priced at $4, but I’ve managed to get Rusty down to $2. Can he go even lower? I don’t know.
The big question is whether these mini-games are worth as little as $2, or if the story is interesting enough to keep opening your digital wallet. There’s only one way to find out.
Source [Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball]