Big Freeze - The ball freezes right before the batter swings. Nomar Garciaparra a Boston Red Sock hits a Texas Ranger, then Ken Griffey Jr. Backyard Baseball 2001 broke ground by being the first game in the beloved series to feature. Batting Practice Robotic pitching machine Mr. A sound will confirm correct code entry.
Then they choose to play a single game, batting practice to hone their skills, tee-ball or spectator mode to see how the players perform against each other. Series games will vary per game. Another minor thing they improved on was fouling - in the original, as long as a foul didn't go behind the player, we had to waste time going to the field view and wait for it to bounce, even if it was obvious no one was catching it. One of the best computer game series for kids. The original game consisted of 30 neighborhood kids which the gamer could choose to play. When pitching, a locator indicates where the ball will cross the plate.
Elevator - The ball rises up over the bat once the batter swings. This game has various playable modes, they include: Single Game, Batting Practice, Spectator, and Season Game Backyard Baseball attempts to recreate the experience of playing as children. If the computer hits a grounder, throw to second then first. A streamlined batting and pitching system combined with an easy learning curve made this game accessible for all ages. You pick in a dodgeball type format, back and forth. The on-screen installation window will direct you through a brief installation process. They are intuitive enough for younger children, with some help from older siblings or parents, and exciting enough for some older children.
They can also determine the level of difficulty easy, medium and hard , the amount of innings, whether to play with errors, choose which field to play on or use the swing spot indicator and pitch locator to make hitting and pitching easier. It's the chance of a lifetime to play with the pros right in your own backyard! When the background of a player is orange, that player is going to have a great day. Slo-Mo - Super slow ball. Online Play The first backyard game to feature online play. The only way to get special pitches is by striking out batters. Either way you get to draft players for your team.
Here, it almost never goes into the field view for fouls, and that's a lot nicer. Rain or shine, children can play baseball; pick their own team from the Backyard Kids and Major League Baseball players; choose from 30 Major League baseball uniforms and logos; and play a single game, an entire season or online. Kids can use this mode to play a pickup game against the computer. Batting power-ups improve the batter's statistics for distance, accuracy and ability to hit. There is also a selection of the classic Backyard Baseball teams, such as the Watermelon Heads and the Wombats. To get a batting power-up, you need to make a double or triple play.
Also pick your home-field and difficulty level. I have found that most of the software from Humongous is usually appropriate for a wider age range than specified. It goes back, back over the fence and into the neighbor's yard! Backyard Baseball 20001 is a great way to introduce kids to baseball. Players can choose from eight regular season fields and four playing surfaces. Team Selection All 30 Major League Baseball teams are available for use. Power-ups are available for both pitching and batting.
They each have their own unique attributes, playing abilities and statistics. Season Play in the original had you playing on the exact same field for the entire 14-game season, with the same generic kids on every team. Play single pick-up games or play through an entire season. When you look at pictures of players in the background, it will be different colors. It is a fun game that can be played over and over again. A noise will confirm correct code entry. This is not a program that kids will use once or twice and then grow tired of.
Zig-Zag - The ball zig-zags back and forth. There is no plot, you just create teams and try to gain high scores and win. The game works smoothly, and you can simply control the action with the mouse to run, throw or swing in the place you want to and with space button in order to pause it. You can make the game challenging by setting the difficulty to a hard one, and make it fun by combining teams. Under Grounder - Hit a homerun with a ground ball. Laughingball - The ball laughs very loud and is very hard to hit. Players do move differently on different fields, slower on sand and faster on turf.
Backyard Baseball 2001 is the newest addition to the Junior Sports series developed by Humongous Entertainment. Another way to get a special hit is to use a regular bat, either power, line-drive, grounder, or bunt, and get either a single, double, triple, or home run safely. These colors are blue, orange, and green. You can choose a name from the words given or choose to be your favorite Major League Baseball team. Then choose your field to be Ekman Acres.
A sound will confirm correct code entry. . There have been eleven different versions of the game since 1997. The kids are taunting about their abilities to play, and this fact brings a good humour. Crazy Bunt - Hit a homerun with a bunt. They can scroll through the bench and click on each kid to learn about him or her.