Parents' Guide to

Backyard Skateboarding

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Skateboard with pro Andy MacDonald as a kid!

Game Windows 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (7 ):

In Backyard Skateboarding, the neighborhoods are filled with inviting slopes, great rails to grind, and ramps begging to send skateboards soaring. Kid-testers loved finding crazy power-ups, unlocking extra moves, and listening to the funny commentary.

The game is all about hand-eye coordination -- kids hit a sequence of keys at appropriate times to make a skateboarder do tricks. This Backyard Sports game doesn't have as much educational value as the other team-based Backyard games because there is no managerial aspect, which requires players to apply logical thinking to come up with the right combination of kids to field a winning team. But it is a very fun way to skateboard and never get hurt.

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