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  • Summary: For the first time ever kid versions of NBA stars join the Backyard Kids on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system! The simple fun of a 3-on-3 pickup game meets the pulse-pounding action of the NBA! Pick your favorite players and NBA uniforms, choose a cool court and start hitting jump shots. With crisp 3D graphics, exciting play and wild power-ups, hoopsters like Yao Ming, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett look and play better than ever. Become a hoop hero, controlling everything from grabbing that opening tip to nailing the buzzer-beating 3-pointer. [Atari] Expand
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  1. This is a rehash, and while fine, it does not stand out. There are several miscues along the way, all of which results in a turnover, speaking in basketball terms.
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    Not many eight year-olds are going to be disappointed at the lack of a solid franchise mode or the graphical details of Paul Pierce as a child. Backyard Basketball is a dose of sugarcoated simplicity but overall it is a decent sports title for young children.
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