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Billiards Game for the Nintendo Wii


Billiards Game for the Nintendo Wii

Have any of you tried this out? I just picked up a Wii for the kids. Ok and for me too. LOL. This thing is truly incredible. The pool game is very cool. You actually hold the controller like a pool cue and go back and forth just like the real thing. Pretty amazing. The bowling game that comes with it is pretty addicting as well. We have been playing it like crazy. I would recommend picking one up. We break it out at parties and everyone seems to love it.

Billiards Game for the Nintendo Wii

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  1. cadensdadRoss on 10/15/2007 6:59:37 AM

    Yeah, its actually pretty awesome as far as billiard video games go. Its no substitute for the real thing, but it is super fun to play.

  2. cadensdadbilliardsforum on 10/15/2007 7:16:16 AM

    Yeah, its actually a pretty sweet game. The Wii such an inventive console, and it is definitely a step in the right direction for getting gamers physically active.

    Perhaps Nintendo should expand it's accessories to include things like this pool cue attachment for Wii billiards, and like, a baseball bat, hockey stick, and tennis racket. It would make the games even more realistic, and help them bring in some more revenue.

    Oh wait, you can get one. $13 bones will get you a five piece screw-together billiard cue attachment. As gizmodo says, it "will make jabbing at the air that much more pleasurable".

    Many gaming sites have also given a good review to the Nintendo Wii billiards game. gameSpot says that the Nintendo Wii billiard game is one of the most realistic and well programmed game for the Wii.

  3. cadensdadjaneskid on 4/14/2009 3:43:37 PM

    There seems to be perhaps three disks out there with billiards for Wii. There are, I think, the one that comes with the console, one called 'Midnight Pool' and one called 'Pool Party'.

    Then there is a company called Hudson that makes a downloadable, I think. Perhaps it must be played on line. Critics and Reviews seem to favor this but then they may all be employed by Hudson. I cannot figure out how to get the Hudson game.

    The Wii games serve a purpose. We live in a town of 20,000 and there is one pool table at the bowling alley and only available in the evening. The next pool table is far enough away we cannot find it, probably over 28 miles away.

    I think it interesting that it is fairly common for persons to woo, wow the Wii game(s) but there is very little discussion of technology. I cannot find any discussion of the algorithms. For example does the algorithms treat the ball as a real ball with dimensions or as a point like a math class might do?

  4. cadensdadJustanotherevolutionary on 4/14/2009 6:46:52 PM

    I've never tried it, but it sounds fun though!

    @billiardsforum - I use my thumbs on on Xbox360 to the point my wrists hurt! Now that is physically active! I'll take anyone on in TW07!

  5. cadensdadcadensdad on 4/22/2009 3:12:36 PM

    Hey justanotherrevolutionary.... Whats your gamertag on xbox live? Mine is TMART67.... I'll take you on in Tiger Woods 09 or any pool game you want... Just let me know which one so I can buy it... LOL.... We have 3 xbox 360's in our house... One for each of the kids and Dad (the biggest kid) has his own... LMAO...

  6. cadensdadjaneskid on 4/25/2009 1:26:38 PM

    Here is an example of the sort of information that doesn't seem to be exchanged on internet forums for some reason. The Wii demo disk that sometimes comes with the console and has other games like golf along with nine ball, the game of interest on billiards forums will keep a running tally of games won - up to 99. The scoring of each individual game sucks, the number shown after each "inning" may not resemble the final score because of the way fouls are handled.

    I have been looking for several months to find if the algorithm treats a ball as a real ball or as a point as in Math. It would appear that when the cue strikes the cue ball the algorithm is treating it as a point but when the ball strikes the cushion it isn't clear but it may be treating the ball as a ball.

  7. cadensdadjaneskid on 5/10/2009 3:58:29 PM

    I wish I had not mentioned my curiosity about the algorithms a week or so ago - that is not my most urgent curiosity at the present time.

    I cannot get any response from Hudson.

    I don't know even know if they still exist.

  8. cadensdadguest on 2/7/2011 11:26:40 PM

    I am addicted to this game, but what bugs me is the graphics dont move out fast enough to see what happened on the table after you strike the ball. Sometimes balls go in the pocket and I have no idea how they got there. Would be nice if it replayed the scene like it does on bowling after every ball.

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Billiards Game for the Nintendo Wii

  • Title: Billiards Game for the Nintendo Wii
  • Author: (Tim Martin)
  • Published: 10/14/2007 5:11:03 AM