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  • Summary: Backyard Football teams up with the NFL to bring kid versions of the best tackling, passing, and running pros. You can choose from all 32 NFL teams or create your own with custom team names and uniforms. Once your team is ready, you'll pick a playing field, call the plays, and direct all the action in single games or an entire season. The game also features 30 backyard kids, a stat tracker in season play, and multiple camera angles. Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. The peppy game exudes plenty of personality, and young fans will love the smart game play. [Sept 2002, p.163]
  2. Granted, some of the three-dimensional effects are very nice, but at times, the game looks like a title in the Lego series, and not the carefree, cartoonish game that has become so enjoyable.
  3. Fun for a goof for adults, and a kid will eat this up.
  4. Although Backyard Football may work for a seven-year-old, few others would get much enjoyment from it. Lacking serious refinement in most areas, the “cute” style of gameplay wears off quickly and leaves few reasons to come back.
  5. 45
    The neat-o character design doesn't make up for the blah textures and overly simple (to the point of boring) gameplay.
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