Backyard Hockey

Moby ID: 7939
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The Backyard sports series lets the player play games with a group of virtual kids, some of whom happen to be young versions of professional athletes. Backyard Hockey is (obviously) a hockey game complete with a National Hockey League Player's Association license.

Players can create a junior avatar and draft a team from 30 other backyard kids and kid versions of 10 NHL superstars then deck themselves out in their favorite uniforms and hit the ice. Standard sports simulation game types are available including exhibition games and season play, however emphasis is on fun and accessibility for all ages in a fight free, pond hockey environment.

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The 10 playable NHL kid are: * Steve Yzerman (Detroit Red Wings) * Curtis Joseph (Detroit Red Wings) * Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) * Brian Leetch (New York Rangers) * Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) * Jaromir Jagr (Washington Capitals) * Jarome Iginia (Calgary Flames) * Joe Thornton (Boston Bruins) * Paul Kariya (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) * Joe Sakic (Colorado Avalanche)

Their teams are based on the start of the 2002-2003 NHL season.


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Game added by ClydeFrog.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger.

Game added December 11, 2002. Last modified February 22, 2023.