Sandlot Sluggers Video Game

sandlotsluggersI received this new game to review on our Wii at just the right time. I was happy to introduce a new game, because the kids hadn’t been playing too much Wii (we seem to be feast or famine around here — they either play too much or don’t think of it as a way to entertain themselves at all).

I have a 6-year-old son who played his first year of Little League this year. He was familiar with the rules of the game from the baseball on Wii Sports. So I thought that he might enjoy some more virtual ball.

My daughter Amanda is almost 12, and not necessarily interested in baseball, but she was willing to play Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers with her brother. They figured out how to get the game going easily, and in fact, one positive trait of the game that they both mentioned is that it’s easy to figure out how to move. In other words, it’s intuitive, which as an old person trying to play some Wii games, I do not often find.

As soon as they started playing, I heard laughing. Major laughing. Well that’s good, right? Must mean it’s fun. I think that what they really liked is that you were allowed to steal, which is fun, and apparently humorous.

There are several options for play. If you are playing with someone, you can set the length of game you play, by setting the number of innings.

There’s a “story mode,” which Kyle likes because when you win, it gives you the ability to pick some of the winning players. Amanda didn’t like it as much, because “it takes a long time,” because you only play full games. However, as a parent (who would be spending the bucks to buy it if I didn’t have a review copy), I like the fact that my son will be on the story mode for a while — that he can’t just bust through it by playing shorter games and then be done with the game.

There are also some mini-games which my 11-year-old found to be too easy, but my 6-year-old likes.

All in all, we can recommend this game, and even better, we have one to give away to TWO of you (U.S. residents only). Leave a comment if you are interested, and we’ll announce the winners on July 10.


  1. Wendy M says

    My family love to play the Wii and we are always looking for fun new games. We would love this.

  2. says

    We’d love this one. In our house, the screen rule is that from 6 pm Sunday through 6 pm Friday, the only video games are ~active~ Wii games like Wii Sports, Sports Resort, Wii Fit, dancing games, etc. We are always looking for a great new active game to add to our weekly lineup.

  3. says

    Both of my grandsons play baseball and Wii. They even made All-Stars this year. I know theywould love this game. They watched the Sandlot movie multi times when I bought it, They can’t get enogh of it. I think it led to their love of baseball.

  4. says

    Sounds like a game my 7 yr old son would love to play! He’s played t-ball for the past 2 years and this year moved onto machine pitch, with actual wins or losses. His team even went into the playoffs and lost to the team that ended up winning the playoffs. He’s also a big wii fan – we like to borrow them from the library – much more economical, and a great way to try them out before buying to keep it!

  5. Robyn says

    My kids would love this….my son plays coach-pitch and the Sandlot is one of his favorite movies…I know he would get a kick out of this game!

  6. mary b says

    My 6 yo would probably love this game as it seems right up his alley with the story mode, and may be easier than his older brother’s baseball games for Wii…and I think I’d like playing it too 😉
    Thanks for the review & the giveaway!

  7. says

    My oldest daughter just started getting into video games, especially the Wii. I’m sure she would just love this! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  8. Sara says

    One of our favorite movies is The Sandlot. My son loves baseball and his little sisters are always trying to play the Wii with him. Sounds like something they could finally play together. Thanks for the review.

  9. Liz says

    We’d love to win a new Wii game! We are feast or famine also when it comes to the Wii or just about anything. Time to bust it out again!

  10. Tomi says

    I’d love to win this for my kids. Great baseball fun that doesn’t involve possibility of breaking windows. *smile*

  11. Amy W says

    I love my Wii it’s great to exercise with and I am sure my little one and my niece and nephews would love to play this game instead of the regular Wii baseball

  12. Angel S. says

    I love Wii games. They are great for the whole family. Baseball is one of those all american pastimes too!

  13. barb says

    Sounds like a great item to me! We love all kinds of games at my house. I wish I knew how to get more products to review for my blog too. I enjoy that doing that more than anything else.


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