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Backstreet Billiards (PlayStation)

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Description

Backstreet Billiards is one of the most unique and full fledged pool simulations for Playstation. This game offers a wide variety of pool and carom games: 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Rotation, Basic Pool, 141 Continuous, Bowlliards, Cutthroat, 5-9 and One Pocket. Carom games include: 3-Ball, 4-Ball, Free, One Cushion, and Three Cushion. Adding to that are timed, trick shot and practice modes. The most unique aspect of the game though is a story-mode. This mode consists of a adventure game where you play as a character on the search for his father's famous pool cue. The story mode allows you to visit different locations and challenge opponents who get tougher along the way. Hidden items and ability upgrades help you along the way in this RPG like mode. Four player's are supported with or without multitap.

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Backstreet Billiards PlayStation Title screen
Backstreet Billiards PlayStation Changing the hitting angle of the ball
Backstreet Billiards PlayStation Multiple choice menu after talking to someone
Backstreet Billiards PlayStation Top down perspective in a match of nineball

Alternate Titles

  • "Carom Shot 2" -- Japanese title
  • "キャロムショット2" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Absolute Playstation Jan, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla May 05, 1999 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Jan 27, 1999 7.2 out of 10 72
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 C 50

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The Ring Hawk (654) added Backstreet Billiards (PlayStation) on Sep 06, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (30706)