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Top Spin (Xbox)

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Genre
Perspective
Sport
85
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3.7
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Description

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 XSNsports.com.

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Alternate Titles

  • "上旋高手" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Nov 13, 2003 92 out of 100 92
X-Power Nov 17, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Nov 01, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Factornews Nov 14, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 03, 2003 18 out of 20 90
4Players.de Nov 13, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Game Revolution Nov, 2003 B+ 83
Game Shark Nov 05, 2003 B+ 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 11, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Extreme Gamer Nov 03, 2003 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

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.
JPaterson (9161) added Top Spin (Xbox) on Nov 04, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (119598)