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Backyard Baseball

Windows - 1997

Year 1997
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Sports, Strategy
Theme Baseball
Publisher Humongous Entertainment, Inc.
Developer Humongous Entertainment, Inc.
4.23 / 5 - 222 votes

Description of Backyard Baseball Windows

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Imagine a game where the players play for the love of the game, not the money. A game where multi-million dollar contracts are unknown. A game where everyone gets to play. Imagine a game just like it was with the youthful innocence of a child. This, my friends, is Backyard BaseballBackyard Baseball takes you back to when you were a kid, when baseball was a game, and the team was hastily put together among the kids in the neighborhood.

Playing for Real

Humongous Entertainment reached back into the past and captured all those childhood memories of baseball and digitally assembled them into this game. All the details that make the memories real are here - from the kids taunting the pitcher to the child with the asthma inhaler. Do you remember picking teams, taking turns picking from the best players until only the bad players were left? Do you remember picking someone's little brother because his big brother was a good player? It's all here. Nothing was left out.

Players choose from fields such as the sandlot, the urban parking lot, and the rich kid's backyard. Pitchers throw crazy pitches such as the "Elevator" and the "Crazy Ball." Background ambient noises and the taunting by the opposing team add to the rich atmosphere that you can almost smell.

Everything about this game is charming and cute.

Swing and Miss

Gameplay includes all the necessary elements. Pitchers choose the pitch as well as the placement. Hitters swing at the ball and can even see the strike zone. Fielding is accomplished by clicking where you want the ball thrown, and running is as simple as clicking in the direction you want the runner to advance. Everything is here, and everything is easy enough for kids. The pace is a little slow, but not too fast for children. Each batter has a distinct personality - from the boy who hops to the plate to the girl who says "my game is really tennis, anyway" when she strikes out. I was extremely impressed with all the details of each character.

I have a few complaints about the game. This game doesn't install any files to the hard disk - everything is run from the CD. For some reason, each swing of the bat causes the CD to be read. This makes the animation choppy and the mouse click to hit feels sluggish and unresponsive. While the game is playable with this problem, it makes hitting the ball a little difficult. Instead of getting better the more balls I hit, I never really improved. I think this is because I never was able to time when I hit the mouse button and the player started their swing. That little delay when it read from the CD just ruins the hand/eye coordination.

I tried copying the entire 270MB of CD data to the hard disk to see if that improved performance (note: this is not an option in the install menu, I just copied it by dragging the contents of the CD into a new folder on my hard disk.) It did speed up the game somewhat, but the batting problem didn't improve significantly.

I also encountered one bug: I hit a ball that bounced infield, then over the fence for what should have been a double. The announcer even stated this was a double, but the runner advanced only to first.

Worthy of Praise

This game is terrific and has all the elements of a Gold Medal winner. But I can't do it. The delay in clicking the mouse and the batter swinging the ball just ruins it for me. I still like the game a lot and highly recommend it, but a Gold Medal is for games without such evident flaws. I guess I'm mad because this should have been corrected. Even a little play testing would have shown that this was a problem. Instead, we are left with what could have been a "Game of the Year," but instead fails to deliver on one very important game element.

This is still an outstanding game and I recommend it strongly.

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Comments and reviews

goat 2020-09-30 -1 point

a great GAME!!!!!!

im jeff hello 2020-09-11 -1 point

I cant get it but i have it on my grandpa's computer.

crawdaddy 2020-06-30 0 point

still works.thanks

dilldawg99th 2020-06-21 1 point

how do I play I see no button?

Huddy 2020-06-17 -3 points

ScummVM doesn't allow the files. Looks like we missed out boys...

Noah_BK 2020-05-23 1 point

Thank you so much for keeping this master piece alive on the internet. I used to play the hell out of this when I was younger. Feels good to relive the nostalgia again.

Dwayne "the cock" Johnson 2020-05-20 1 point

Wow! What an amazing game!

Bryce 2020-05-01 0 point

I wasn't alive. I'm bored

Jsjdje 2020-04-25 0 point

I love this game

NoodlesLongacre 2020-04-20 1 point

ScummVM isn't seeing the files, and I can't run the ISO version on a 64-bit OS apparently. Can anyone help?

Connor Magline 2020-04-15 -1 point

This is cool

Daniel 2020-04-14 1 point

Can you play it on your macbook pro?

TDAcroaky 2020-04-09 2 points

good game

Doc K 2020-04-03 -1 point

Love this game as a big kid!

Ulane 2020-03-29 -6 points

What do with ISO now?

jjawwechampein 2019-10-24 4 points

i like this game because it has cominsens

faggy fag fag 2019-09-24 1 point

i acually really enjoybthis game

curry 2019-07-22 1 point

I like it

bigrickjohson.1. 2019-04-29 -2 points

i like pickles

im dum 2019-04-27 -8 points

how do u download again xD

Cascadianranger 2019-02-24 15 points

For those wondering what to do after downloading, extract the files anyhwere into your C drive (even their own folder) and then add the files through ScummVM and use that to play

derp 2018-12-22 0 point

does this require a cd?

Catbug 2018-12-12 0 point

I agree with wonderwoman, I downloaded it but its just a zip file with a bunch of other files. What do I do now?

The Unknown 2018-05-03 -4 points

Read the FAQ dude. BTW I found Backyard Baseball 2003 4free on www.pcgamefreetop.net

M 2018-04-27 -1 point

how do i open these files?

nice gamer 2018-04-08 0 point

hello guys but this game is so amazing and addictive game hehehe

WonderMan 2018-04-07 12 points

I downloaded the files but now what?

yeet 2018-04-05 1 point

hello this game is so lit i love it its so cool of fun for a family

barter 2018-02-23 -2 points

this game is awesome

T.J. 2017-10-06 3 points

I love this game!

tall tyler storm 2017-07-11 10 points

best baseball video game

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