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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.


Backstreet Billiards PlayStation Talking. And challenge accepted! Nine ball, Eight Ball, or Rotation?
Backstreet Billiards PlayStation How about Nine ball?!? Challenge accepted...
Backstreet Billiards PlayStation Looking around.
Backstreet Billiards PlayStation Options during story mode

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jan, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla PlayStation May 05, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Mega Fun PlayStation Mar, 1999 73 out of 100 73
GameSpot PlayStation Jan 27, 1999 7.2 out of 10 72
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jul 15, 1999 C 50


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