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 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: Backyard football for the wii is very fun especially if you are a fan of backyard sports. The power-ups and other gameplay tweaks are back and better than ever, season mode is still included, and more. And like always you get to create a player, name him give him attributes, and with Backyard Football for wii you even get to choose a voice for your created player. And the graphics are improved from other backyard sports environments. I mean, it's backyard football.
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: 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.