The game extensively utilizes the Nintendo DS touchscreen, which controls the power and technique of bat swings and the speed and accuracy of pitches. Fielding, baserunning and other controls will also utilize the DS touch screen, by dragging and tracing lines to execute those baseball actions.
The game also features the ability to obtain special "power-ups", which can increase batting, pitching and fielding skill, as well a "chicken ball" that causes the opponents to chase a decoy ball, and a "crazy ball" that causes a batted ball to take a knuckleball-like flight. Power up pitches include a "super splitter" (that splits the ball into two pieces) and a literal "fireball". Fielding power ups include a "brick wall" that instantly stops a ball and a "super jump" to catch high line drives or rob home runs.
Other features include:
- Exhibition mode, for quick play and scenario set ups
- Fantasy Pennant mode, a tournament mode
- 80 fictional teams
- Themed Stadiums, fantasy ballfields
- All-Star Training, a tutorial mode to teach the player how to use the touch pad with the game