History VideoGame / BackyardSports

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.
15th Feb '16 6:00:39 PM GrammarNavi
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* OldSaveBonus: Having a ''Basketball'' PS2 save file unlocks Barry Dejay in ''Baseball'' PS2.

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* OldSaveBonus: Having a ''Basketball'' PS2 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] save file unlocks Barry Dejay in ''Baseball'' PS2.[=PS2=].



* SillinessSwitch: Cheat codes in ''Basketball'' for the PS2 make really big and small heads.

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* SillinessSwitch: Cheat codes in ''Basketball'' for the PS2 [=PS2=] make really big and small heads.
12th Feb '16 12:23:25 PM LaptopGuy
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* FiveTokenBand: The series featured 30 characters and lot of them were ethnic, so most of the time you could make your team like this trope.

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* FiveTokenBand: The series featured 30 characters and lot of them were ethnic, so most of the time you could make your team like this trope. These included nine blacks (Keisha, Jocinda, Dante, Stephanie, the Dobbs, Mikey, Ricky, and Ernie), three Hispanics (Maria, Jorge, and Pablo), three Asians (Luanne and the Kawaguchis), two Arabs (the Khans), and thirteen whites (Annie, Billy Jean, the Webbers, the Delvecchios, Lisa, Dmitri, Gretchen, Kimmy, Pete, Reese, and Marky).



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The custom players, due to technical limitations.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The custom players, due to technical limitations.limitations -- except in early games where it was just "Custom Player".



* OneSteveLimit: Happens in the original ''Baseball'' and ''Soccer''. Averted in the later games, due to the pros.

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* OneSteveLimit: Happens in the original ''Baseball'' and ''Soccer''. Averted in the later games, due to the pros.pros -- I.e. Lisa Leslie and Crocket in ''Basketball''.



** Jorge Garcia is the name of a comedian, best known for his role of Hurley in ''Series/{{Lost}}''.

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** Jorge Garcia is the name of [[Creator/JorgeGarcia a comedian, comedian]], best known for his role of Hurley in ''Series/{{Lost}}''.''Series/{{Lost}}''. This may have been unintentional, because the games came out years before ''Lost'' premiered.
1st Jan '16 6:47:14 PM shimaspawn
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* AlwaysNight: ''Backyard Baseball'' hosts playoffs and the All-Star Game in Humongous Memorial Stadium. The games are always held at night.
15th Nov '15 12:19:41 AM YeOldeLuke
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**Outside shooting from ''Backyard Basketball''. Create a custom character, max that stat, repeatedly throw 3-pointers from anywhere on the court.
9th Oct '15 11:54:03 AM 4maskwolf
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Having both pairs of siblings like the Khan brothers or the Webber twins on the same team will permanently boost their stats significantly, except for the Dobbs siblings, where Ronny actually LOSES stats when playing with his big sister.
** Certain kids have their own special bonuses if they play on the right team. [[GranolaGirl Annie Frasier]] performs better when she plays on a team with an animal for its mascot (i.e. Cardinals, Devil Rays, etc.) while the usually "average" [[PinkMeansFeminine Maria Luna]] becomes a baseball playing MACHINE if she's on a team with pink as one of the uniform colors.
20th Sep '15 12:03:16 PM RisefromYourGrave
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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 has 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''''', 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 has 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.
10th Sep '15 3:52:30 PM legoking831
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* SelfImposedChallenge: A relatively popular one is picking all the worst players on the highest difficulty and trying to go undefeated in Season Mode. Doubly so in the games that include the pros.
7th Sep '15 4:06:55 PM legoking831
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first three games seem heavily stripped down compared to the later ones. The first two lacked the pro players that would become such an icon of the series mere years later, ''Baseball'' only allows for one-color teams instead of two, the menu navigation was completely different and did not use the streamlined forward-and-back arrow mechanic, the player stats were measured on a one-to-four scale instead of one-to-ten, you couldn't pick a home field for a season game, and several other things that would be considered major staples are completely absent (for instance, the "power-up obtained" sound). The outfield viewpoint also featured hand-drawn figures instead of the CGI ones that became more prominent later on.
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