Parents' Guide to

Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fabulous baseball game promotes exercise, sportsmanship.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

cool

I think it is ok but does it need violence
age 4+

Good Lessons

My little ones can't seem to put this one down. In the past week, driving by a baseball diamond, they yelled "Begya Baseba! Begya Baseba!"... haha. Although the price was cheap enough, I've had to buy two new baseball gloves for them because of this game. Better than another video game, I guess :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

There was nothing wrong with the Backyard Sports series; all of its previous games were pretty great. Yet somehow, Sandlot Sluggers feels like a major improvement. Aside from the obvious benefits of having prettier graphics and smoother play control, you've also now got a bunch of fun multiplayer mini-games, a pair of commentators who provide coaching tips and useful information in addition to their color commentary, super-charged power-ups that take the game far from the realm of reality (but which come in very handy) and the awesome story mode. What you lose in this Backyard Sports entry is the childlike versions of real MLB players, but you won't miss them at all (and they never really looked like the professional players, anyway). This game has two goals which seem to be at odds with one another -- to be a fun video game, and to get kids to drop their controllers and go outside to play. Somehow, it all seems to work.

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