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9.3

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  • Summary: All the excitement of summer ball games is now in your living room. Backyard Baseball pits the Backyard Kids against kid versions of real pro baseball players such as Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, and Derek Jeter. Pick your team, position players, and choose a field to play on for single games or an entire season. Choose from all 30 MLB teams or create your own winning line-up with custom team names and uniforms. It's the chance of a lifetime to play with the pros. Collapse
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  1. The player graphics are absolutely adorable and the whole package is loaded with vibrant colors and comical animations.
  2. A nice mix of strategy, options and not-too-difficult play make this an enjoyable family game.
  3. The game's intuitive control makes it easy to pick up and play for gamers of any age or skill level. [May 2003, p.139]
  4. The hitting interface isn’t perfect, the modes of play are extremely limited, and the pace of the game is brought to a grinding halt whenever the loading sequences appear, which occurs early and often.
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  1. IvanR.
    Oct 30, 2003
    10
    Great game.
  2. ErikB.
    Aug 14, 2005
    8
    Good game. Easy to play with my 8-year-old. Agree with reviewer above that the loading interface takes too long.

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