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American 3D Pool

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Description

American 3D Pool is a one or two player game featuring both pool and billiards.

The Pool simulation features one player, two player and tournament modes. In the two player mode the game offers a choice between player vs player, player vs computer, or computer vs computer. When playing against the computer the game allows the player to choose their opponents skill level from 'very bad, bad, medium, good and very good.

In the tournament mode the game allows eight players, at least one of which must be human, to take part in a knockout competition. Both two player and tournament matches can be either the best of 1, 3, 5, 7 or 13 frames. The Billiards simulation has the same features as the Pool simulation, the difference being in the scoring of the two player and tournament matches which can be the first to either 15, 25, 50, 100, or 200 points.

The game also features a Trick Shot feature. Nine trick shots are provided and the editor allows further shots to be constructed.

Screenshots

American 3D Pool Commodore 64 The table
American 3D Pool Commodore 64 Starting a game of pool
American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum Playing trick shot one. Game play is the same as in the simulation except that the cue ball is already positioned. The objective is to pot both blue and red
American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum When all balls come to rest the view-point changes in readiness for the next shot

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The Press Says

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 75 out of 100 75

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Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sports

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