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Backyard Basketball

$9.95 (Win95/98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Retail) (BACKBASKDR)

Humongous Entertainment / Infogrames

Game: Sports

Ages: 7 and up


from Computing with Kids

Join the Backyard Kids for Real Sports Action

It's action-packed sports games with kid version of real-life pros. The award winning Backyard sports series lets you pick teams, call plays, compete in single games or a whole season's worth of fun. It's the first series of interactive sports games with all the thrills, drama and suspense of healthy athletic competition designed for kids.


  • Create a player with new body types and skills that improve over time
  • Choose your court and customize the game settings
  • Full-court basketball action with easy-to-use point and click controls
  • Keep track of your stats and watch your progress

Dribble, Shoot, Score

Think you have what it takes to shoot some hoops and pounds the boards? Here's your chance to find out!

Build a championship basketball team of your dreams. Direct all the action, set the positions and call the plays. Earn offensive and defensive power-ups. Play head-to-head. It's easy to learn and fun to play! It's the chance of a lifetime to play with the pros in your own backyard.

Clubhouse: Play single games, a whole season or visit the Hall of Fame

Team Colors: Choose your Backyard team uniforms and colors

Play: It's real full-court gameplay

Players: Pick players from the Backyard kids and kid versions of pro basketball stars

Real life Basketball stars shoot hoops as kids! Backyard Basketball bring kid versions of Kevin Garnett and Lisa Leslie to the ranks of the Backyard Basketball League! This is basketball on a whole new level.


Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium 166 MHz or higher (233 MHz recommended), 4 MB free hard drive space (to save your coaches), 32 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM drive, sound card, mouse.

Macintosh: 233 MHz G3 or higher, System 8.1 or higher, 4 MB free hard drive space, 64 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM drive.


Computing with Kids by Jinny Gudmundsen

"Backyard Basketball is a great way to introduce children to the rules and plays of basketball. But it is not all dribble, shoot, and score—there are crazy aspects to the game, including “Powerups” where players can slam-dunk from anywhere on the court! The color commentary is hilarious.

"With three levels of difficulty and options to micromanage or not, Backyard Basketball is a title that will grow with a child. Two children can take it to the boards in head-to-head play on the same computer, so the game always remains fresh. This is a great opportunity to turn your mouse clicker into a boards-crashing hoopster!"

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