Backyard Basketball continues developer Humongous Entertainment's kid-friendly sports series with a whimsical approach to NBA basketball using pint-sized characters. The 3D game offers three-on-three action and a choice of ten professional athletes in child form: Yao Ming, Vince Carter, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan, Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Pau Gasol, and Ray Allen. Logos for the 30 NBA teams are also included, with multiple courts played on a variety of non-traditional locales.
Whether it's a Pickup Game or a Season, players will be able to pick and choose their favorite kids in true playground fashion. Power-ups, both defensive and offensive, are also available as an option, allowing players to dunk with authority or perform dramatic blocks high in the air. In Season mode, players are able to create their own budding superstars and gradually develop their attributes with experience points earned from competition. Both individual and team statistics are tracked during the course of a season and can be saved to memory card.