A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
All races and genders are represented in this group of "Backyard Kids" including a little boy who plays from a wheelchair.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that for kids from six to nine years-old, this is a terrific introduction to sports videogames. Simple and intuitive controls in a world where a diverse cast of kids play alongside child versions of pros, is sure to please everyone. What's more, there are plenty of features added to make Backyard Baseball 2010 engaging for parents, too.
Is It Any Good?
Sports gamers 11 and older will probably want little to do with a game with such a childlike look and feel. They'll balk knowing there are more realistic baseball videogames available with far more depth and sophistication. But for families with young kids, Backyard Baseball 2010 is lots of fun and offers plenty of replay value in the multiple game modes and unlockabes.
Some touches like custom character and team creation (with created names announced during games), add to the fun. It would be nice, however, to see the graphics updated more and it's too bad no more than two players can compete; there are plenty of minigames that could easily be improved to accommodate more.
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