I remember my college dormitory had a foosball table in the rec room, and we had to abide by official rules, especially the rule against spinning. It took a while to get used to the idea of not spinning the handles, since that was the best way to score a goal. I got better at it, but there were some players who could really put some speed on the ball just with their wrists.
It seems like foosball and bumper pool were really popular during the 1970s and early 1980s, but both of them faded from the gaming scene by the 1990s. I've seen tabletop foosball sets in a few sporting goods stores, but I haven't seen the full size floor models in a while.