||(Win98/ME/2000/XP) (Mini Retail) (BACKHOCKPR)
Publisher: Humongous / Infogrames
Ages 7 & Up
from Discovery Schools
Hit The Ice!!!!!
Lace up your skates, strap on your helmet and grab your
hockey stick, because the Backyard Kids are teaming up with kid versions of
your favorite National Hockey League stars in Backyard Hockey!
Customize your uniform, set your lineups and get ready for three periods of
non-stop hockey action! With powerplays and spectacular saves, its the
chance of a lifetime to play with the pros in your own backyard!
All 30 National Hockey League teams!
Form teams from 30 Backyard Kids or 10 pro players as
kids including Mike Modano!
Play quick games, single games or a whole season!
Fast 3-on-3 hockey (plus goalies) on 6 different
and team stats in Season play!
Create and save multiple custom players and watch their
skills improve over time!
Windows95/ 98/ ME/XP/2000: Processor:Pentium® II
266 MHz or higher Memory:32 MB RAM Hard Disk Space:40 MB Free(to save your
coaches) CD-ROM Drive:8X Speed or faster Video:4 MB WindowsR
98/Me/2000/XP-compatible SVGA video card* Sound Card:WindowsR
98/Me/2000/XP-compatible sound card* DirectXR:DirectXR version 8.1 or higher*
"This option-packed sports simulation is exciting and
fresh. Children approximately ages 6-11 will enjoy learning the rules of
hockey, choosing and "managing" a hockey team, and practicing their game."
"A terrific bonus game of air hockey can be found in
Practice Mode. This is a great diversion, and the option of having multiple
pucks roll onto the rink is a fun variation on this popular game."
"There are fun extras that add to the entertainment value of
the program. Sunny Day adds her play-by-play commentary and Buddy Cheque offers
color commentary. At the end of a game, stars of the game are selected. The
program loosely follows NHL rules with age-appropriate modifications (such as
the choice of 3, 5, or 10 minute periods), ensuring that children learn some
official rules and have fun at the same time. At the end of one game, for
example, Buddy Cheque says, "Brought to you by 110 Percent Juicethe only
juice in the world that defies mathematics." The controls of Backyard Hockey
are a little trickier to understand than those of previous titles in the
series, but all things considered, this program is an excellent sports
simulation. The interface and graphics are noticeably improved."
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