Backyard Football

Backyard Football

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Backyard Football is a sports video game that offers a fun and action-packed football experience for players of all ages. This 2002 game, available on various gaming consoles and platforms, including the Game Boy Advance (GBA), allows you to play as your favorite National Football League (NFL) stars when they were young. The objective of the game is to lead a team of young kids to victory and achieve Cereal Bowl Glory.

How to play

Here's a general guide on how to play:

How to Play:

  1. Player Selection: Start by selecting your favorite NFL stars, who are represented as young kids in the game. The game features a roster of popular NFL players in their youth.

  2. Team Building: Assemble a team of young and adventurous kids to compete in football matches. You can choose your team members from the available characters.

  3. Gameplay: "Backyard Football" offers football matches in a backyard setting. You'll control your team and compete against other teams of kids. The matches are action-packed and designed to be enjoyable for players of all ages.

  4. Controls: The specific controls may vary depending on the platform you are playing on. For the Game Boy Advance version, you'll use the GBA's buttons and controls to move your players, pass, tackle, and score goals.

  5. Objective: The main objective is to lead your team to victory in various football matches. The ultimate goal is to win the Cereal Bowl Glory, which signifies your team's success.

  6. Special Abilities: Each player character may have unique abilities or special moves based on their real-life NFL counterparts. These abilities can be used strategically during matches.


Points are earned by successfully scoring goals in the football matches. The team with the most goals at the end of the match wins. Winning matches and progressing through the game's challenges are essential to achieving Cereal Bowl Glory.

Backyard Football provides a nostalgic and entertaining experience for fans of football and the NFL. The game's charming concept of featuring NFL stars as young kids in backyard matches adds a unique and playful twist to the football gaming genre. Whether you're playing solo or challenging friends, the game offers a lighthearted and enjoyable football experience, allowing you to relive your football dreams as a young and adventurous athlete.


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