Monday, March 30, 2009

Wii: Backyard Baseball 2010

Winner is #25.... Kelly!!!!


To be very honest, my children aren't big gamers. We have a Nintendo DS that we use for travel and a Wii that is gathering dust. We aren't ready to purchase violent games for either system so the children have used the Wii for the occasional bowling game.

Since they have not shown an interest we have not purchased any new games and the Wii has been tucked away in our media consul.

This past weekend, we had a chance to play Backyard Baseball 2010. It was the perfect time to introduce a baseball game since our two eldest ages 6 and 5 are starting T-Ball next month. The video game had realistic baseball action which even announced the kid's names. My daughter spent most of the time picking her team and changing the player options and my son got really into the batting. I thought it was easy to bat as the Wii-mote was pretty accurate. Even our youngest, age 2, had her chance to swing a couple of times before it was ripped out of her hands, by the eager older siblings.

I thought the graphics were incredible, the stadiums were so realistic. There are many options which leaves the opportunity for endless amounts of play time. It was a nice video game for children ages 5+ that are bored with the standard bowling/tennis the Wii comes with. I have a feeling that our Wii might get used a little more on future rainy days. Backyard Baseball was a big hit!

Backyard Baseball will be released April 7th, 2009. I have ONE COPY to give away to one of you. Leave me one comment before April 2nd and you can have it in your hands before anyone else!!! You can tweet about the giveaway and leave me your 2nd comment with the tweet. Good luck.

47 comments:

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

My kids LOVE Wii and my daughter will be playing rookie ball this spring. Perfect.

Great giveaway :)

Miss said...

I need this because all my kid's dad does is buy him violent games. This is perfect!!

Miss said...

Oh and I SO RT'd you before I knew I should! LOL

http://twitter.com/JustOneMiss/status/1419083434

xo

Valerie(momof3crazykids) said...

Wow, Jax would love this game. He loves the Wii and I love it cause we just buy the fun games for it.
Will be tweeting this right now!!!

Valerie(momof3crazykids) said...

Just tweeted it!

http://twitter.com/momof3crazykids/statuses/1419118098

Beth said...

We love our wii and would LOVE the baseball game!!!

Rachel said...

My kids love the Wii - the most violent thing we have is Lego Star Wars, which isn't that violent since everything is made of Legos. Otherwise, they like teh sports stuff.

My two oldest kids are 7 and 6 and will also be starting t-ball in a few weeks.

Maybe I'll try to do my first tweet to try to win this!

Beth said...

check out free giveaway for the new WII baseball game http://tinyurl.com/ceu94p
less than 5 seconds ago from web


Ok I just put it up on twitter, but not sure how to get you the link there??

The Crocks said...

My husband and I LOVE our Wii!! I'm sure eventually our daughter will too, but until then, we'll be playing this game. Sounds fun!!

krissy said...

I wish I twittered more often. Maybe that will be my next adventure.

This would be a fun game to have. I guess I can say good luck to myself. :-)

MeKeil said...

My son has been begging for this Wii game ever since he saw the first ad... I love all the Wii games that get the kids off the couch and anything that that gets him ready for ball season is even better!

Emily said...

We haven't purchased any games for our Wii since we bought it either! Would love to have a new one!

Czzarre said...

We would love to get that! We are all about sports here!!
Stacy

The Mom Jen said...

My nephew's birthday is next month, this would be great for him and his brother who are both playing ball this year!

The Mom Jen said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/themomjen/status/1422226975

Sheila said...

Don't have a Wii, but will buy the girls one if we win the game, it sounds great! Their friends here have Korean Wii, which is quite different. I'm a reader, not a commenter ... and have been reading your blog since (my long lost friend)anymommy has gotten me mommy-blog addicted! Your on my reader right along with her ...

Naomi said...

We love our Wii! BUT, we are a bit tired (or maybe just Mama is?) of Mario Kart, so we'd love a new game!

Anonymous said...

MY.SON.WOULD.LOVE.THIS!!!!

PLEASE.......PICK.....US!!!!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh! My husband...oops I mean son would LOVE backyard baseball! He is very excited for t-ball as well and asked me if there would be fireworks after he hits a ball..."like at the big stadium downtown." I reminded him that the fireworks scared him so I had asked that they be eliminated from his games :)

designHER Momma said...

I have to admit - I would never play this. But my husband would love it! (and it might buy me some quite time at night to catch up on some blogging)

amanda said...

my four year old will probably beat me at this, like she does everything else!!

Flea said...

Ooo! Me! Pick me!

Krystyn said...

My hubby would love this!

Dang the tweet entries...I still haven't signed up yet!

Joani said...

My girls would love this game, recently moving to the midwest from FL, I am constantly looking for indoor activities :)

Kelly said...

My boys would love this game!! Sounds fun

Heather said...

My boyfriend would love this! I would love to surprise him with this! I hope I win, I hope I win! :-) Thanks for the opportunity.

Lynette3boys said...

This sounds awesome. I too have my boys signed up for t-ball and coach pitch baseball which start next month. They would go nuts if they got this game. I wonder if the Easter Bunny would bring it?

Anonymous said...

All of my kids would love this!
Debrah - junesecond@verizon.net

Sandra said...

I want it....my son would love it

Nan Patience said...

your wii is gathering dust?

Trisha said...

We need a new game, I can't handle anymore Lego Star Wars!

Katie said...

What fun, my oldest would LOVE this!!

Elisa said...

Oh, my daughter and my husband would love this!!

Jami N said...

I would love this for my boys and my hubby. They are just starting to use WII and this would be the perfect game.

The 5 Bickies said...

We would love this for our wii. We have used Backyard Baseball for the computer until we got the wii. It's about as far as I go with video games.

Thanks!

sarah said...

too cool

sarah said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/bakenate

Julie said...

My little guy loves our Wii and starts coach-pitch T-ball tonight! This has to be a sign, right?? =)

Crystal D said...

I think the girls would like this. They like the repetitive games, this one would be perfect. We have "Wii-kends," which means that the kids are only allowed to play Wii when it is Wii-kend. LOL

Julie said...

Here's my Twitter entry! =)

http://twitter.com/JulieMast/statuses/1425873255

Trudy said...

My grandson is turning 5 soon and is just getting interested in Tee Ball, so I'm hoping this Wii Baseball game would be fun for him and his dad!

Dodson Family said...

My 5 yr old needs all the T-ball practice he can get. Our first actual practice he was the one eating dirt in the outfield...NICE!!. I love our babysitter..I mean Wii.. ;)

C and C Mommy said...

We could definitely use the batting practice at our house!!

Megan said...

Thanks for reviewing this... I've been looking for a "family" wii game. If I don't win - I'm definately going to purchase it! sounds like it would be a good party game too!

Megan said...

and.... http://twitter.com/Megan_Everitt

Jaina said...

I love the Wii! I think I may be too late for this contest though.

Kelly said...

WOOHOO!!!!! I'm so excited!! Thank you!!!!