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Backyard Baseball 2001

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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Windows
90
3.4
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Description

As coach, you pick from either the 30 fictitious Backyard Kits, 31 real major league players portrayed as kids, or both. Pick a Backyard Sports team or create your own, or pick from 30 licensed MLB teams (with uniforms and logos). Play a single game, or an entire season (winning pennants and trophies and maybe getting into the Hall of Fame), or even online against other BB2001 players. There's even batting practice, from Tee-ball to Hard difficulties, and a Spectator mode to let two teams duke it out while you watch. And, as with Backyard Sports titles, there are power-ups: pitches like the Big Freeze, Corkscrew, or Elevator.

The game features pretty simple menus, baseball cards of all the players, rosters and schedules, a system of "Good & Bad Days" that alter players' stats (one person may not like Tuesdays, or be much better when a particular person is on the other team, etc). Players do move differently on different fields, slower on sand and faster on turf.




Screenshots

Backyard Baseball 2001 Windows ...or not.
Backyard Baseball 2001 Windows Title screen.
Backyard Baseball 2001 Windows Mikey steps up, ready to smack the ball...
Backyard Baseball 2001 Windows Meet the players.

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The Press Says

Cincinnati Enquirer Macintosh 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Cincinnati Enquirer Windows 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Da Gameboyz Windows 2001 9.775 out of 10 98
macHOME Macintosh 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mac Ledge Macintosh Jun 06, 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamer's Pulse Windows Aug 14, 2000 89 out of 100 89
All Game Guide Windows 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Oct, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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