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  • Summary: Play hardball with David "Big Papi" Ortiz, A-Rod, Jeter, Ichiro, Griffey, Pujols, and other MLB superstars as kids. Choose your favorite MLB or Backyard team or create your own. And now, for the first time on Wii, Backyard Baseball 2009 features NEW Backyard Baseball All Star Game and tournament mode along with season & single game options, create-a-player, Homerun Derby mini-game, and unlockables. With outrageous game play and awesome power ups combined with authentic baseball action, Backyard Baseball 09 is the most fun you can have outside the ball park. [Atari] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. "Wii Sports" allowed us to use the Wiimote to actually swing while this game merely uses a flick to swing, or a flick to pitch. It has entertainment value, is not an overly deep baseball experience and feels like it could have taken the series to the next level rather than leaving the franchise stranded on the bases. What is here is fine, but the series has not truly advanced much.
  2. 58
    The game has one huge black eye: the forced commentary of "Jack Fouler." To call Fouler's "jokes" bland and corny is a compliment; the lazy, incompetent, and ultimately insulting writing is heard by the same audience that sees Pixar films, so why is it so far beyond lame?
  3. When all is said and done, Backyard Baseball '09 is a forgettable title that may go over with very young gamers. Though the title is not all bad, mature gamers are better off saving the time and money!
  4. 10
    We don't get to say this often, but there are literally thousands of better options when deciding what to pick up for younger gamers. Backyard Baseball '09 is just as bland and uninspired as the series has been for years now, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a worse game on Wii.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Dec 27, 2011
    **** no. That is all.