Excerpt: Admittedly, the Backyard Football series is new to me. Featuring a somewhat limited NFL licence and cutesy graphics, this one is clearly aimed towards the younger spectrum of gamer. The trick is taking the somewhat complex game football and translating it to an experience that younger gamers can pick up, play easily, and enjoy. How does Backyard Football on the Wii measure up?
Summary: Parents need to know that this cartoony, kid-friendly sports sim caters nicely to younger gamers. It never gets overly technical and focuses on the fun of the sport. There's a lot going on within the game to sell the NFL, though -- more so than in previous incarnations of Backyard Football . Still, this is a game kids play for the love of football, not for lots of bells and whistles -- because there aren't many. It's simple, but in a very good way.