Summary: I bought this on a whim as a silly gift for my husband. Little did I know it would keep him entertained (especially during the NFL lockout when he thought there might be no football this year!) for month after month after month. He's played several "seasons" including playoffs and hasn't seemed to tire of it yet! If your guy is a football fan, get him this to keep him out of your hair!
Summary: No, this is certainly not a competitor to Madden. But it is a fun, intriguing game. The graphics and controls really are top-of-the-line, but it is made like to look like a cartoon game and has terrible commentary.
Summary: I received this game for Christmas and am pleased with it. You can play at a level which is for you, and when they say Hard, they mean HARD. I play this all the time. But I dont like how you cant customize your custom players hardly at all and Chuck calls you a boy or a girl depending on what happens.
Summary: My 5-year old loves this game. He tried his hand at Madden and gets frustrated with calling the plays. These plays are simpler and offer guidance for him. His favorite part is that he can beat my husband with trick plays. For example, when running down the field you can turn your player into a rocket and fly to the goal line. This is a great first football game for little ones. The controls are similar to Madden wii so they will be able to transition as they get older.
Summary: I bought this game for my 6 year old, since he really wanted a football game to play with his Daddy. He had asked for Madden 2010, but I thought that Madden would be too difficult for a 6 year old so I went with this one. He loves it! He plays it all the time and the cartoon look is just perfect for a child. Even adults can have fun with this game. It lets you pick the plays and it moves at a good pace to keep the shortest attention spans from getting bored too fast.
Summary: I bought this for my brother (age 21) for Christmas and he really enjoyed it. It's a good game for a lot of ages because of the difficulty settings. On easy you don't really have to select which players you want to throw the ball to, just make the motions with the Wii remote. There are different backyard arenas which add a variety of color and background images which make the game more visually appealing.
Summary: I purchased Backyard Football 2009 for Wii to give to my niece(age 11) for Christmas and she could not have been happier. My nephew(age 13) couldn't wait to play the game with his sister! From what I understand, this is a great game and it even appeals to teens. I am not a gamer so I have to go by the feedback I get from my children as well as nieces/nephews, and friends of my children.
Summary: Grabbed this game as a Christmas present for my 6 year old nephew. Now we can't snatch the thing away from him. The colorful graphics and action filled plays keep him coming back for more. It's easy to play and builds hours of fun.