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  • Summary: Backyard Hockey DS features 3-on-3 action with realistic NHL plays and strategies. The DS's tactile screen gives kids the option of maneuvering players intuitively through touch or with the regular control pad. Best known for starring kid-sized versions of popular NHL superstars, Backyard Hockey features realistic plays and strategies so kids learn the intricacies of the game while having fun. Multiple levels make it easy enough for rookies, yet challenging for even die-hard hockey fans. Backyard Hockey is also a favorite of parents, featuring comical and fun scenarios in a kid-friendly, non-violent format as well as cultural diversity. [Humongous] Expand
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  1. It’s too flawed to enjoy, and way too frustrating to consider. Bypass this one and leave the sports to the adults for now.
  2. 40
    What can be said other than this game doesn’t play very well. There are a lot of settings and options in regard to team and player selection, but a DS hockey game that doesn’t count goals reliably isn’t worth the plastic it’s pressed on.
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  1. RobertD.
    Dec 4, 2007
    3
    Once you realize that those blobs on the screen are supposed to be hockey players, and that black dot is supposed to be a puck, you can try to play the game. However, poor handling and control yield an unsatisfactory result. The sound is pretty much what you'd expect from a seemingly lower production quality game. The only reason you should buy this game is if you're a hockey nut and you simply cannot bear to live another second without the fastest game on ice. Expand