Conclusion: The X button nets you a slice shot, which flies low and fast and is great for crossing up your opponent, while the B button delivers a topspin shot that flies straight and bounces high but moves fast and can slip right past opponents who aren't on their toes.
Excerpt: For a lot of sports fans, Top Spin on Xbox was the best tennis game on the market. Especially the online part could convince, eventhough there were some details that could easily be exploited by experienced players.
Excerpt: Sunshine… thwack… strawberries… thwack… the smell of fresh cut grass… thwack… a flash of optic yellow and a puff of chalk dust as a tennis ball smacks off the baseline. ‘Yeah!’ you shout, pumping your fist, ‘C’mon!’ It’s been three years since Top Spin first appeared on the XBox.
Excerpt: There's just something about Tennis that makes it a great sport for video games. The best recreations of it can see two evenly matched players slogging it out for hours, working hard for every opening to take the upper hand in a rally.
Excerpt: With the release of 2003’s Top Spin , developers Power and Magic put up the first real challenge to Sega’s all-conquering Virtua Tennis series. Many a title has come and gone since, but nothing has ever come as close to claiming the title in the Tennis genre as the Xbox original did.
Summary: Top Spin 2 offers a much improved, although not completely new sequel. With all the gameplay mechanics still there, and good graphics, PAM have offered a ‘faster’ sequel, and one that should not be passed up.
Excerpt: Fans of the original Top Spin, which was released on PC, PS2 and Xbox, will possibly be a mite irked at the appearance of a Top Spin 2 for Xbox 360. Why no PC/PS2/Xbox version this time around, eh...
Excerpt: Top Spin 2 should come with a warning clearly stating “Control system requires fine motor control, please have yourself tested before purchasing this game.” After playing the game for an hour against a fellow reviewer and consistently missing the ball, we were about ready to call it quits and put...
the fact that Top Spin 2 lacks the production polish you'd expect a
next-generation title to offer, it makes up for it with some solid
gameplay. It's controls are intuitive and easy to learn, allowing you to
jump right in and play a quick match, while not compromising the depth of
Excerpt: Top Spin 2, an introduction. Without any doubt one of the best sports games on the original Xbox was Top Spin. In fact along with the Virtua Tennis series it's easily one of the best Tennis games on any platform to date.