Don't buy it for the Backyard Football name...it's not the same game.
Derek Hartman, Amazon
12 August 2014
Summary: Doesn't have the charm of the original Backyard Sports series. The players have no personality and you can't really tell who's who on the field since all the bodies look exactly alike. They turned a fun franchise into a bad, Madden wannabe clone.
Summary: Got this game for my 2 sons, 10 & 8 for Christmas. Wanted them to be able to play without having to get into all the in-depth play calling, etc that is more advanced with Madden's football. Once they figured out how to use it, they loved it & it's their new favorite game. Definitely a good game for younger football enthusiasts. Glad I purchased it.
Summary: We had a few of these games (basketball, soccer, football) on the PC when the kids were younger and bought this after hearing them talk about how much fun those games were. Alas, they did not enjoy playing this on the Wii. I guess it just did not click for them on that platform since (a year or two later) we bought an old one for the PC and they played it repeatedly.
Summary: I purchased this game for my 13 year old son and he is having a blast playing. I chose this football game over others because it seemed like it would be a good fit for my son. Not too hard or too simple.