Backyard Baseball (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Humongous Entertainment - 1997 USA, Canada Release

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Backyard Baseball
Product ID 42725-12640
Product UPC 742725126404
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1997
Publisher(s) Humongous Entertainment
Label Junior Sports
Category(s) Entertainment, Sports, Baseball
Recommended age(s) 5-10.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Backyard Baseball captures the fun and laughter of summer days spent playing sandlot baseball with the kids from the old neighborhood. Kid announcers Vinnie the Gooch and Sunny Day help your kids get to know each of the 30 girls' and boys' strengths and weaknesses. And just like real little leagues, quirky personalities, contagious clumsiness and hysterical hi-jinks are a big part of the game as your kids laugh their way to the pennant. Backyard Baseball features all of the realism and statistics of adult baseball games, but with simple controls that even the smallest T-ballers can master. Backyard Baseball provides hours of fun that never get rained out!

  • Not quite ready for the big leagues? Try T-ball mode until you're ready to step up.
  • Play a quick game or settle in for an entire season. Advance to the league title, national championship and Backyard Baseball's World Championships.
  • Print your favorite player's card or even a customized team photo!
  • Your kids are in control as they choose their players team name and uniforms.
  • Choose from 10 different fields, including a vacant lot, parking lot and several backyard ballparks.
  • Hitting has never been so easy as kids control when to swing, how hard to swing, and where to hit the ball.
  • Choose from 12 different pitches, including crazy cartoon-style tosses like the Slo-mo, the Elevator and the Big Freeze.
  • Innovative base running and fielding controls let everyone in on the action.
  • Each player's printable card shows individual skill ratings and biographies.

It's Junior Sports for kids 5-10.
Junior Sports games give kids a new way to enjoy the fun and innocence of backyard contests that create so many childhood memories. 30 of the funniest boys and girls in the neighborhood make sure a game is never too far away as your child chooses teammates. The Junior Sports series provides all of the action and excitement of adult sports games, while easy-to-use controls allow even your littlest athletes to compete with the best of the backyard leagues. Humongous Entertainment's feature-film quality animation brings the quirky personalities and offbeat antics to life in the first series of sports games designed for and featuring kids!

S-W-I-N-G Batta-Batta!

  • It all starts in the BBL Clubhouse, where kids can select one of 10 diamonds, check out the hardware in the trophy case, or get an update on the league standings.
  • Kids lay out a plan for victory as they juggle the batting order and adjust the fielders.
  • Keisha Phillips shows she can take any pitcher deep, and Luanne "Lou Lou" Lui gains some experience in the T-Ball League!
  • Choose from 8 different swing choices, including boosted bats like the Under Grounder and the Screaming Line Drive.
  • Pitching is as easy as choosing one of the 12 tosses, including Fastball, Right Hook and the infamous Corkscrew!
  • Dante Robinson makes the play as your child guides him under a fly ball.
  • Kenny Kawaguchi shows base running is a breeze as he wheels home!
  • The Backyard Baseball League gives you customized team photos, cool mascots, team logos, individual playing cards, and even up-to-the-minute statistics for each player!
  • Winning is only part of the fun, but when kids do, they can go all the way to the World Championships!

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU Pentium 60
Required RAM 16MB
Required CD Speed 4X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU Pentium 60
Required RAM 16MB
Required CD Speed 4X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Mac System 7.0
Required CPU Power Mac 6100
Required RAM 16MB
Required CD Speed 4X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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