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Top Spin (Windows)

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Top Spin is the Xbox's first tennis game, and it's playable over Xbox Live, allowing you to compete in the XSN Sports Network.

Top Spin has a career mode that takes you all over the world. First you create a player and give him a technical mastery. Once in the game, you can compete in various tournaments. There are games, minor pro games, and professional tournaments. Winning games earns you money and a higher ranking. Your job is to go from rank one hundred to number one.

You can improve four different statistics; Serve, Backhand, Forehand and Volley. A higher skill will allow you to make better and harder serves, be more accurate and powerful with your back or forehand, and let you keep the ball in play longer with your volley. There are also skills you can get, such as Risk and Ace, which improves your chances of hitting a successful risk shot or acing the opponent on a serve.

In Exhibition mode, you can choose a created car or one of several real life pros, such as Pete Sampras or Anna Kournikova.

Over Xbox Live, you can compete with another play, for a one-on-one, or three players for a doubles game. Stats are recorded and rankings are updated hourly at


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Alternate Titles

  • "δΈŠζ—‹ι«˜ζ‰‹" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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UOL Jogos Feb 24, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2004 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Nov 08, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Factornews Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Oct 27, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Joystick (French) Nov, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2004 77 out of 100 77 Oct 15, 2006 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Apr 12, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN Apr 20, 2006 6 out of 10 60


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The first Xbox patch introduced some new features and fixed a frustrating winning shot known as the deathdrop. It is a dropshot impossible to save that caused much irritation over Xbox Live! Unfortunately, other problems such as incorrect scoreboards and Disco boys, players who disconnect while playing but still secure the win, were left unattended. A new patch was needed.
Kabushi (121970) added Top Spin (Windows) on Nov 01, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121970) and JPaterson (9147)