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'Backyard Basketball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT

For the first time ever - kid versions of NBA stars join the Backyard Kids on the PS2! The simple fun of a 3-on-3 pickup game meets the pulse-pounding action of the NBA, as kids select their favorite players and NBA uniforms, choose a cool court and start hitting jump shots — all in 3D. With the crisp graphics and responsive play of the PS2, hoopsters like Yao Ming, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett look sharper and more exciting than ever. Kids can become hoop heroes, controlling everything from grabbing that opening tip to nailing the buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

Game Features

  • Features available only on the PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system:
    • Characters and courts created exclusively for the PlayStation?2 title
    • 3D players, real-time lighting and shadows, and detailed animations
    • Multiple camera angles and instant replay
    • Several multiplayer modes for up to 4 players
    • Customizable team “handicapping”, allowing parents to play competitively with kids
  • 30 Backyard Kids and 11 kid versions of NBA pros
  • Uniforms from all 29 NBA teams
  • Awesome power-ups like the bonus point “Jackpot Shot” and the “Super Dunk”
  • Options for choosing players, courts, uniforms and more
  • Action for a single game or an entire Backyard season
  • Customizable players who improve with game experience
  • Full stats for players and teams in Season Play mode

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