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Parents' Guide to

Backyard Baseball 2009

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

This baseball sim hits a homerun, again.

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What makes this game so good for kids is that the controls are simple. Flick the Wii remote like you are throwing a baseball to pitch and swing it like a baseball bat to bat. The force of the throw and the force and timing of the swing does make a difference but neither is too difficult for a child.

Two wacky commentators add to the fun. Plus, the game features "power ups" which are unusual powers that create unpredictable results. A "Slime Ball" covers the ball with goo so that when you hit it, and no one can field it. Another excellent feature is that the players have moods. Good days, Okay days, and Bad days affect players' performance on the field.

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