• You've got a huge selection of pros to choose from -- kid versions of the stars from every major team!.
  • Set up your team and go for the 3-pointers & dunks, in crazy half-court action.
  • Fun animations when a player pulls off a trick or messes up.
  • New network gaming feature lets you play one-on-one against other kids through the Internet.
  • Imported from USA.
Product description ------------------- Backyard Basketball is the fun new game that puts kids together with their favorite pro basketball players for real b-ball action in the backyard! .com ---- Shoot hoops with junior versions of famous NBA and WNBA stars. Action-packed gameplay brings backyard competition to life with 3-D-rendered graphics, high-resolution sound effects, and easy-to-learn controls. Full-court action and multiplayer mode means kids can play for hours with their favorite hoopsters and friends. The game features full-court play, complete with free throws, dunks, and power-ups for wacky plays. Choose a name, face, and skill level with the Create-A-Player function. Point-and-click controls and practice mode make the game easy to learn. P.when('A').execute(function(A) { A.on('a:expander:toggle_description:toggle:collapse', function(data) { window.scroll(0, data.expander.$expander[0].offsetTop-100); }); }); Review ------ Infogrames scores another big one with this terrific, easy-to-play basketball simulation designed especially for kids. As in more sophisticated sims, players pick teams and game options, only in this case, players choose kid characters to fill out the roster. Each kid has a unique personality and set of skills. "Pint-sized" versions of a few pro players like Lisa Leslie and Kevin Garnett are thrown into the mix, adding an element of humor to the game, as kids meet and play with these little future superstars. What we like most about the program are its many options that give children control over the experience. Players can design team uniforms, create custom teams and can determine who to play against. They select each character's position as well as when and where to bounce the ball. Just like the real thing, the game takes practice, but it's thoroughly engaging and downright addictive. Flaws are few. The save features are limited, permitting only season games to be saved, but the other features are plentiful allowing children to control background sounds and play-by-plays. Also, the program requires some reading at first, until players have the navigation system memorized. All in all, though, this is a great program for many reasons. The software is one of the few that breaks stereotypes by putting boys and girls from all ethnic groups on the roster, some of whom are physically challenged. It gives kids unusual control over the action and is exceptionally easy to figure out. -- From Children's Software Revue® -- "Subscribe Now!" ( ) See more ( javascript:void(0) )