History VideoGame / BackyardSports

24th Feb '17 5:29:45 PM legoking831
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: In most professional hockey games, a fight will break out to settle a disagreement. Needless to say, [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that sort of violence would never fly in a game intended for kids]], so the ''Hockey'' series will have fouls or roughing settled by...a game of RockPaperScissors. Buddy Cheque even lampshades it, by saying it's "what the fans pay to see" despite how mundane it is.
14th Jan '17 9:04:28 AM nombretomado
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* GenreBusting: The series in its early days runs on the SCUMM[[note]]Script Creation Utility for ManiacMansion[[/note]] engine, mostly used for LucasArts adventure games and the other HumongousEntertainment series. While the point-and-click aspect remains, mainly for menu selection and player drafting, seeing an adventure game engine run a sports game seems ''bizarre.''

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* GenreBusting: The series in its early days runs on the SCUMM[[note]]Script Creation Utility for ManiacMansion[[/note]] engine, mostly used for LucasArts Creator/LucasArts adventure games and the other HumongousEntertainment series. While the point-and-click aspect remains, mainly for menu selection and player drafting, seeing an adventure game engine run a sports game seems ''bizarre.''
7th Dec '16 11:04:27 PM Xtifr
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'''''Backyard Sports''''', formerly called ''Junior Sports'', is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sports]] video game series originally made by Creator/HumongousEntertainment, which was later bought by Creator/{{Atari}}. It is currently owned by Day6 Sports Group, who has since rebooted it as a MobilePhoneGame series, which is far from the series' original computer game roots. It is the only game series that had licensing from all the major professional sports leagues in North America: UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball, UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer, the UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague, the UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation, and the UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague.

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'''''Backyard Sports''''', ''Backyard Sports'', formerly called ''Junior Sports'', is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sports]] video game series originally made by Creator/HumongousEntertainment, which was later bought by Creator/{{Atari}}. It is currently owned by Day6 Sports Group, who has since rebooted it as a MobilePhoneGame series, which is far from the series' original computer game roots. It is the only game series that had licensing from all the major professional sports leagues in North America: UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball, UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer, the UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague, the UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation, and the UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague.
28th Aug '16 11:53:18 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: The series started in 1997 and put out installments every year through 2010.
23rd Aug '16 5:40:21 PM nombretomado
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** In the original ''Football'', the kicker for the Dolphins in season mode is named Ray, the same name as the kicker who wanted to [[AceVentura kill Dan Marino]] (who happens to be in the game himself).

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** In the original ''Football'', the kicker for the Dolphins in season mode is named Ray, the same name as the kicker who wanted to [[AceVentura [[Film/AceVentura kill Dan Marino]] (who happens to be in the game himself).
16th Jun '16 11:05:32 AM bt8257
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%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The spin cycle powerup in ''Backyard Skateboarding''.



* ShoutOut
** Angela Delvecchio was the main character in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Friend_to_Die_For a Friend to Die For]]''.

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* ShoutOut
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ShoutOut: Angela Delvecchio was the main character in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Friend_to_Die_For a Friend to Die For]]''.



* StopPokingMe: One of Kiesha Phillips' quotes in ''Basketball'' is "[[BreakingtheFourthWall Stop that clicking, man! It tickles!]]"

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* StopPokingMe: One of Kiesha Phillips' quotes in ''Basketball'' is "[[BreakingtheFourthWall "[[BreakingTheFourthWall Stop that clicking, man! It tickles!]]"



6th Jun '16 8:09:52 PM legoking831
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* TakeThat: Not in the game proper, but in a pitch for the original ''Backyard Baseball'' that former developer Richard Moe shared on the Humongous Alumni page on Facebook, there was one pretty harsh one towards [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA Sports]] games.
--> Designed for kids aged 5 to 10, Backyard Baseball will provide all the gripping realism of an adult-style baseball simulation but allow you to actually win, instead of having the computer beat you every single time by a score of 12 to nothing and you get so mad you want to rip the CD into little shreds and call up EA Sports and tell them how crappy their little game is because you can never get a hit, let alone a win and whatís the point of playing if you canít do well at all, even once in a while, is that too much to ask?
5th Jun '16 4:05:07 PM legoking831
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* ObviousRulePatch:
** In the original ''Baseball'', the only way to get a batting power-up was to make a successful base hit off a special pitch. However, in order to get a special pitch in the first place, the pitcher has to strike someone out. Obviously this meant a skilled player might never have the opportunity to ever obtain a batting power-up. ''Baseball 2001'' fixed this by also making them obtainable through double plays.
** ''Football 2002'' had a power-up called the Invincible Run. It was extremely unbalanced and did little more than make a touchdown completely guaranteed unless the player ran across the field way in advance until the power-up wore off, but even then the if the opposing player was anywhere past a third of the way down the field, the power-up would last too long and the running back would typically make it to the endzone before it wore off. The [=GameCube=] version {{Nerf}}ed this pretty considerably by having the running back slow down every time he was tackled when the power-up was in effect.
10th Apr '16 8:41:06 AM Mikeyfan93
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* TookALevelInBadass: The kids' stats vary between sports, causing kids with awful stats in one sport to suddenly become very good in another. Some also invert this trope, going from being good to awful.

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* TookALevelInBadass: The kids' stats vary between sports, causing kids with awful stats in one sport to suddenly become very good in another. For example, Ricky Johnson has a ''terrible'' batting stat in ''Baseball'', but is an excellent kicker in ''Football'' and ''Soccer''. Some also invert this trope, going from being good to awful.
21st Feb '16 7:42:22 AM BreakinBenny
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* TheMissingno: The generic kids can be put on your team in ''Backyard Baseball'' through [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/580459-backyard-baseball/faqs/60092 editing the coach file]], but since they were never intended to appear on the Strategy screen or Meet the Players their graphics are garbled into pieces from other graphics. At worst, they crash the game from trying to display non-existent ones.
** This is averted in games starting with ''Backyard Hockey'' however, as they are all properly set up yet only scripted to not appear on the bleachers.
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