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American 3D Pool

American 3D Pool Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

American 3D Pool Commodore 64 Title

Title

American 3D Pool Commodore 64 The table

The table

American 3D Pool Commodore 64 Main menu

Main menu

American 3D Pool Commodore 64 Starting a game of pool

Starting a game of pool

American 3D Pool Commodore 64 Placing the white ball

Placing the white ball

American 3D Pool Commodore 64 All balls still on the table

All balls still on the table


American 3D Pool Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum The game title screen

The game title screen

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum The game's menu screen. Text scrolls below the table giving credits, etc and inviting the player to select a controller (Sinclair is default). After a while the game gives a short demonstration

The game's menu screen. Text scrolls below the table giving credits, etc and inviting the player to select a controller (Sinclair is default). After a while the game gives a short demonstration

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum The demonstration has been interrupted, which is why the balls are out of position, to redefine the  action keys. The game does not echo back the chosen keys

The demonstration has been interrupted, which is why the balls are out of position, to redefine the action keys. The game does not echo back the chosen keys

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum This is the game selection menu

This is the game selection menu

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum A single player pool game. The first action is to position the cue ball

A single player pool game. The first action is to position the cue ball

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum Then the direction of the shot is established by moving the black cros-hairs

Then the direction of the shot is established by moving the black cros-hairs

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum The power of the shot is set by holding down the fire key. Spin is an available option that I have not managed to master

The power of the shot is set by holding down the fire key. Spin is an available option that I have not managed to master

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum When the FIRE key is released the cue ball whizzes off and the view-point changes

When the FIRE key is released the cue ball whizzes off and the view-point changes

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum When all balls come to rest the view-point changes in readiness for the next shot

When all balls come to rest the view-point changes in readiness for the next shot

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum Game rules are enforced. here a foul shot has been made. The next shot must be taken from baulk

Game rules are enforced. here a foul shot has been made. The next shot must be taken from baulk

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum A Pool match in Player vs Computer mode - setting the number of frames per match

A Pool match in Player vs Computer mode - setting the number of frames per match

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum A pool tournament with only one human player. The start of a Billiards tournament would look just the same

A pool tournament with only one human player. The start of a Billiards tournament would look just the same

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum The start of a billiards match. First the cue ball is positioned ...

The start of a billiards match. First the cue ball is positioned ...

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum ... then the direction of the shot is decided ...

... then the direction of the shot is decided ...

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum ... and finally the power of the shot is set.

... and finally the power of the shot is set.

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum A billiards match against the computer. This screen is used to decide how many points will win a match

A billiards match against the computer. This screen is used to decide how many points will win a match

American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum This is the screen that's displayed when the trick shot option is selected from the game menu. It shows preset shot number one. The player can move to the next shot or create their own

This is the screen that's displayed when the trick shot option is selected from the game menu. It shows preset shot number one. The player can move to the next shot or create their own

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

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 The trick shot did not quite come off. After seeing the balls come to rest the game resets the shot for a another attempt

The trick shot did not quite come off. After seeing the balls come to rest the game resets the shot for a another attempt