Backyard Soccer MLS Edition

Moby ID: 7943
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Backyard Soccer MLS Edition gives you the chance to kick the ball around with America's professional soccer stars from the MLS and star women players from the US Olympic team.

Player's create a junior avatar of themselves and draft a team from other backyard kids and kid versions of 15 famous American soccer players then deck themselves out in their favorite uniforms and hit the field. Standard sports simulation game types are available including exhibition games and season play but the emphasis is on fun and accessibility for all ages.

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Average score: 88% (based on 6 ratings)

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Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings with 1 reviews)

"A really Fun way to play soccer, for those who don't actually like to do it."

The Good
Soccer is not really one of my favorite sports, but that will not spoil wanting to give this game a try.

It does have a really good amount of players who are not real or are supposed to be actual major league players. The game also actually shows the best physical characteristic of that player (meaning that, that major league player is the best at being a goalie, he/she might be great at running or he/she might real good at kicking). My favorite Major League players in the game include Brian Mcbride, Cobi Jones and Tiffany Millbret. Even the players that are just made up backyard kids are always there to help you play your games to make them easier or just make them harder, the point is not to just take the players who are not good (I never thought players like Lisa Crocket would do good, but she still is a good goalie even though I never pick her). Mostly I pick most of the Major League players as kids.

Next the controls are really easy to use, because all you really have to do is use your character who is closest to the ball and click to where you want them to move, you click far if you want to kick the ball into the goal or to pass to someone far on the field. Scoring the goals in the game is really easy it seems, but try the game on hard or medium, that will give you some challenge.

Lastly this game has got some music that has some good tune to the athletic point of the game.

The Bad
This game does have some things that could have been done a little more during development. Like why didn't the Major League players get some music while you look at their cards like in Backyard Baseball, instead the music they get is whatever music the most recently viewed Backyard kid had in the backround. Second the Backyard teams to choose from are all the same as the original version, it could've been nice for some new names. Third and finally when you progress farther and farther throughout your seasons sometimes you don't get to challenge different teams sometimes they're all the same.

The Bottom Line
Still it's a good way of playing soccer if you don't actually play soccer. You'll have a fun time giving it a try, if you want to play something besides a sidescrolling. arcade or shooting game. Oh and I am not saying those game genres stink.

Windows · by Andrew Shepard (1388) · 2006

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Game added by ClydeFrog.

Macintosh added by Andrew Shepard.

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