(Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Break In (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

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In a bit of a break from the norm of Naxat Soft's other games, such as the sublime surreal pinball "Crush" series and a host of shoot 'em ups, Break In is a rather normal game. Unlike the title would suggest, it is in fact not a game where you break into buildings or anything similar - It is actually a pool game.

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Posted by Darren Calvert

A bit of a break from the norm of Naxat Soft's other games.

Break In could have been a great game where you could play a burglar trying to steal some precious jewels; instead it is pool game simulator. These games used to be ten a penny in the arcade halls of old so it is only fitting that some home conversions...

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User Comments (13)

Bensei

#2

Bensei said:

Wouldn't it cost 700 points? (TG16 games cost 600 points normally+100 import)

TRON

#3

TRON said:

I remember this game from when it came out, and it's a fun little pool game. The ball physics are very good,

12345678a

#5

12345678a said:

I'm a huge snooker and pool fan, but I'll almost definatly give this game a miss. The official World Snooker game (pool variants and other cue sports games on on there also) for the Wii (and most other consoles) comes out next month so I'll be getting that. There's also a very good online snooker/pool game that I play regually.

Tides_of_Chaos

#7

Tides_of_Chaos said:

The video has some nice and relaxing music but I think I'll pass. For some reason, I really like Monkey Ball Billiards even though it's just a mini within the second main game.

DEMON212

#8

DEMON212 said:

Not a bad game, although I must be thick, because I'm finding the interface difficult to get to grips with. Then again, I hadn't slept in 36 hours and I hadn't read the operations guide properly, lol.

Rawk_Hawk

#9

Rawk_Hawk said:

Its strange Battle Load runner was an import, but kept the 600 point price tag. This game did not hmmmm

Is "Break in" a term used in Billiards? Just curious

03bgood

#10

03bgood said:

I want this game because I have Lunar Pool which is a decent game but I really gotta download this once it's available.

deadbattery

#11

deadbattery said:

I assume "Break In" refers to breaking the triangle of pool balls as the first move in each game.

StarDust4Ever

#12

StarDust4Ever said:

I have always been a fan of pool and pinball simulators, so I got this on the fly when I realized it had come out. Not bad, except I'm having some issues with precision, but I haven't read the manual, nor have I figured out how to use the "extra" options available. I like the fact you can choose different opponents, too.

I'm guessing most of the issues will be solved once I study the user's manual on how to set up my shots. There are also advanced options such as "English", or putting spin on the ball. Either way, this is a very solid feel for a 16-bit game. One thing's for sure, it doesn't spoil the experience by predicting the trajectory the way Yahoo Pool does.

Just like in a real pool game, it's sometimes difficult to judge exactly where your balls will strike, but that is not due to randomness. The game presents an element of skill with a steady learning curb to improve your game.

Update - Skip this and get "Midnight Pool" for Wiiware...

Jolted85

#13

Jolted85 said:

This isn't really that bad of a game, sure you gotta pay 700 for the import price, but it is a good pool sim.

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