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The original American football entry in the Backyard Sports series, Backyard Football lays the groundwork for kid-friendly football simulation. Not only can kids create players of their own, but they can add child versions of certain NFL stars to their teams using the "Create-A-Player" feature.

Kids play a simplified, 5-on-5 reduction of the sport, with no penalties and power-ups for good plays. Speed is of the essence, as quarters are over in a minute. Features season, Hall of Fame, and exhibition modes.

Backyard Football is the first game in the Backyard Sports series to be licensed by its respective national league.


Backyard Football Windows The offensive view.
Backyard Football Windows Defending the way we should.
Backyard Football Windows Just in case I wasn't doing great enough, here comes a safety.
Backyard Football Windows The strategy.

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User Reviews

A decent title, and one that's not a sell-out! Windows Mr. Eight-Three-One (1606)

Critic Reviews

Mac Gamer Macintosh 1999 90 out of 100 90
About This Particular Macintosh Macintosh Dec, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
macHOME Macintosh Feb, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Windows 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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