(Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Break In (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Game Review

Break In Review

USA USA Version

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 were made. I am no expert on the game of pool but there seems to be a fairly comprehensive range of game modes on offer here, such as 9 Ball, 8 Ball, Rotation, Cutgame, Yotsudama and Bowlard.

In the technique mode you can try out a variety of trick shots, which is a bit of fun. In the main game you can play against a friend or try out the challenge mode, which establishes your character as a stowaway on a cruise liner who has to beat various opponents to pay for your travel.

The gameplay is laid out decently. You aim by positioning a target on the table, and then you can determine your shot power and spin. This is all very intuitive so you will have no problems in picking up how to play.

The presentation does not disappoint either; the colour scheme is quite pleasing to the eye and the lounge music complements the proceedings nicely. The inertia of the table isn’t too bad but sometimes it feels like the balls stop more abruptly than you were expecting.

Conclusion

On the whole if you are after a pool game to play this will probably tick all your boxes. It is an enjoyable way to while away a bit of time but it is hard to imagine that you are going to be playing this long term unless you are some kind of pool fanatic.

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User Comments (2)

TTGlider

#2

TTGlider said:

I like this game. Nice and simple. I don't know if I'd argue for a higher score than 5 but I think it's a nice addition to VC and it was worth the points to me. I like playing 9 ball against the mid level guys. 3 rounds, a beer, some luck and some strategy. I'm glad someone (Naxat?) took a chance and brought this title out! Though I fully agree there is just a little too much friction on the table.

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