Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

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Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by CDCB on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:22 pm

I have a somewhat rare re-release of Backyard Baseball from roughly 2002 (judging by the files on the disc) that came with a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch as part of a promotion General Mills was doing by giving away CD-ROM games free with every box of cereal. I thought this would be interesting to share, so I took pics of the startup screen. I'll take a pic of the disc too if anyone's interested in seeing it.



If anyone has more info about this promotion please share!

(Also sorry if I posted this in the wrong place. I thought since this was a rare release it qualified as an "interesting find" but I could be wrong.)

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by Pizzaking27 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:49 pm

Pretty interesting... what other games were promoted? (I bet they promoted Living Books and\or BBC videogames!

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by Whatthe on Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:02 pm

Looks like this was the promotion (I have Monopoly and Scrabble CDs with startup screens just like that Backyard Baseball one).

Games that were available by buying cereal during this promotion:
  • Backyard Baseball
  • Monopoly
  • Scrabble
  • Candy Land
  • Operation

Games that were available by buying food products other than cereal during this promotion:
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon
  • Yahtzee
  • Scattergories
  • The Game of Life
  • Boggle

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by Pizzaking27 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:09 pm

I have Monopoly, Operation and Rollercoaster Tycoon. None of which were given to me after getting food/a box of cereal.

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:41 pm

1045 HOURS ON AOL!!! OMG!!!

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by CDCB on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:07 am

Wow, never thought I'd see the whole list of games they offered again. I knew Operation was one of them since I got my copy from that promotion as well :P

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by Hondo20132 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:54 am

This is actually the copy I have of the game.

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by CDCB on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:39 pm

Found a thread from 2003 on another site mentioning this promotion.

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http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=1101825

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by Retrodude on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:01 pm

I think I got a copy of Candy Land out of this promotion and that's about it. It was the version I loved, though, since it had the screen where you could make the evil dude cry like a baby by turning off the lights.

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by Pizzaking27 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:18 pm

I thought villians loved the dark!

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Re: Backyard Baseball General Mills Promotion

Post by HumongousFan4 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:25 pm

"I thought villians loved the dark!" they do but this one doesn't!

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