Backspin Billiards

Backspin Billiards

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    79,321
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 25, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (60-minute trial); $19.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    471.02KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note:

Choose your favorite from nine classic billiards games and get ready for some thrilling pool action. Play against a friend or the computer in 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Cutthroat and other great games. For a real challenge, try Trick Shots, Time Trial or Golf modes. Plus, loads of options let you set up the game to play your way.

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4 stars

"Best computer based billiards game I have played so far"

January 11, 2012  |  By smittymeista

 |  Version: Backspin Billiards 1.0

Pros

Terrific graphics, addicting and fun to play. Lots of different modes and games. I love the arrows that assist you in making your shot; it's somewhat instructional when applied to real billiards because it causes you to become more familiar with different angles and trajectories, etc.

Cons

The game cheats just a little bit. If the cue ball ends up on the edge of a pocket when it's your turn, you have to shoot from that spot. But when it happens when it's the computer's turn, the ball gets nudged forward a little bit to make the computer's next shot easier. Also, it doesn't happen often, but sometimes the program gets stuck on "Computer is thinking" and doesn't come out of it. Speaking programatically this makes me suspect that when the program is calculating it's options and doesn't find one that meets certain criteria, it ends up getting stuck in what programmers call an infinite loop. Basically it means that the program is stuck and has to be shut down abnormally. But I've only had it happen less than a dozen times but I have played the game a LOT.

Summary

It's a fun addicting game and worth the $20.

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4 stars

"Great classic gameplay, without all the fluff."

April 05, 2011  |  By PerfectCellX

 |  Version: Backspin Billiards 1.0

Pros

Quick loading,
Solid gameplay mechanics,
Beautiful 2D Design,
Lots of options and modes available,
Menu is easy and fun to navigate

Cons

No Tournament, Career or Season play modes.
Balls seem to pocket too easily when near the hole like a vacuum effect.

Summary

This is nice quick solid game of pool without all the 3D fanfare and loading screens. The gameplay is good and fairly realistic. There's tons of modes. Pleasant 'low key' music and ambiance. This game is almost 5 star perfect, but I can only give it a 4 because it lacks any type of continuation mode. You can play a single or set games but there is no career mode or tournaments. Also the balls seem to pocket a little too easily any time they get near a hole, it's like a vacuum effect. Otherwise the game is simple and perfect, the way a 2D pool game should be.

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5 stars

"i love this game its great"

April 25, 2009  |  By tonyg1957

 |  Version: Backspin Billiards 1.0

Pros

all the effects r great and i love how u can use it 2 aim love it love it love it

Cons

none i will buy soon as i can afford it

Summary

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 stars

"amazing"

December 19, 2007  |  By Feisal13

 |  Version: Backspin Billiards 1.0

Pros

amazing

Cons

must be full FREE

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5 stars

"best Billiards"

June 18, 2006  |  By matrix303

 |  Version: Backspin Billiards 1.0

Pros

beeeeeest graphex

and best...

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3 stars

"Its a good pool expierience"

October 26, 2005  |  By cliofootball

 |  Version: Backspin Billiards 1.0

Pros

good

Cons

well the game is difficult

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher RealArcade
Publisher web site http://www.realarcade.com/?tps=cnet_&src=elite_publisher
Release Date October 25, 2004
Date Added October 25, 2004
Version 1.0
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Sports Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/2000/Me/XP
Download Information
File Size 471.02KB
File Name backspinbilliards_upload_stub.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 79,321
Downloads Last Week 22
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 60-minute trial
Price $19.99

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